Category Archives: Commissions

Commissions undertaken by Helen Burrell include jewellery design, reworking gold, lifestyle necklaces and holistic jewellery

opal jewellery

opal jewellery

This opal jewellery was a commission for me to make a new link for an existing opal and gold bracelet, and to make a matching pendant to go with it.
It was then set with my customers own beautiful opal.

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Silver moon and bamboo necklace ©

Silver moon and bamboo necklace
This ‘Helen Burrell’ original has been designed for a special occasion or as a feature necklace for a wedding.
set with solid turquoise and topaz and was inspired by a garden scene by moonlight.

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9ct white gold Octagonal ring ©

9ct white gold Octagonal ring
This ring was a commission inspired by one of my tessellating rings,
( the double pear ring)
My customer and her husband designed it, and we decided that in a white gold ring a tanzanite and two pink sapphires, with detail white sapphires between would look lovely.
This is now one of my range and can be ordered in any metal with any precious stones of your choice.

the octagonal ring

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Life story necklace ©

My clients Life Story necklace
She has very kindly sent me this testimonial :-
‘I first met Helen and saw her beautiful jewellery on a visit to her shop at Melbourne.
I loved the idea of using some of the jewellery my Mum had left me which had sentimental value but was not to my own taste.
I decided to have a special necklace made and wanted it to be a symbolic representation of happy memories, family friends and even pets!
After discussing my own thoughts with my husband and grandson Joseph, I met with Helen to discuss how my ideas could be incorporated into a necklace.
Helen then produced a beautiful design, which was perfect.
I must admit I was nervous when the day arrived to collect it, but my nerves were needless.
My necklace is absolutely stunning, I was overwhelmed! it was gorgeous, it reminds me of my Mum and Dad and all things precious to me, and of course it is unique.
I know for sure my Mum would have loved it,
I’ve had a lovely , happy and positive experience thanks to Helen’s incredible talent, patience and her eye for detail.

I loved making it for you, and am thrilled that you love it too, thank you very much for the commission.


Posted in Commissions, Life Story Necklaces, Memorial Jewellery, Necklaces, News, Portfolio, Reworking Gold |

18ct yellow gold ring ©

The ‘Double pear’ ring This 18ct yellow gold ring was commissioned recently and is set with a beautiful pear drop shaped pink sapphire, and a ‘gvs’ quality diamond. This was a special commission for a diamond wedding anniversary, All done in secret!
My best wishes to the happy couple.
I have the mould of this ring so it can be created in your choice of precious metal with your preferred stones and would also make a beautiful engagement ring.

Double pear ring – 18ct yellow gold

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A new gold ring decorated with my clients’ butterfly earrings

A new gold ring, this is a commission just completed, and shows how earrings, for example, can be re-used, and by being reworked can give jewellery a new life in a form more likely to be worn.
This is a one off original by Helen Burrell.
My client asked me to create a ring for her using these butterfly earrings you can see below as decoration. I designed a garden theme first depicting ivy leaves and berries. and then placed the butterflies on the leaves as though they were basking in the sun.

Many thanks to my client for the opportunity to design this piece and I hope she has great enjoyment in wearing it.

If you like the idea of reviving jewellery into a new form you can have your jewellery reworked too . Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.
tel. 01509 239348

Butterfly earrings brought to me by my client, to be redesigned into details on a new ring.

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9ct gold ring – Incoming tide ©

9ct gold ring for sale,
This ring is part of a range of rings based on sea themes, this one is designed from a memory I have of standing on a rock with the sea swooshing around my feet.
The beautiful green garnet, otherwise known as ‘tsavorite’ is symbolizing the seaweed and the three GVS quality diamonds are representing the sparkles on the water.
(size ‘P’) on the back of the shank, sand and stepping stones are depicted.~ I enjoy the idea of my rings being seen from all directions like small sculptures.

The ring can also be made purely to show off beautiful stones otherwise , I have one for sale in the Guage gallery in st ives Cornwall, which is silver set with beautiful amethysts .
please feel free to enquire if you prefer other stones or would like to buy this one.
tel 01509239348 .

Posted in Engagement Rings, Jewellery Design, Jewellery For Sale, Portfolio, Rings |

Silver pendant

This Silver pendant was a recent commission, using stones of significance to my client , and interpreting her wishes to reference a family theme in the design.

memorial silver pendant

Please feel free to enquire if you would like a unique pendant to be created for you
Tel. 01509 239348, ~ I also supply a large range of chains to choose from, to complement your finished piece.

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Hedgerow Necklace ©

Hedgerow Necklace created in 9ct Gold and set with Diamonds,
Designed and created by Helen Burrell© , the leaf forms and every part of this unique necklace were all hand made and are intertwined with each other
and sprinkled with diamonds in bezel settings to symbolise water droplets.

9ct gold and diamond commissioned piece.

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Handmade silver Bracelet designed and created by Helen Burrell ©

Handmade silver Bracelet designed and created by Helen Burrell ©
This was a commissioned piece handmade for a lady who loves hares, she asked me to design a piece of jewellery for her, and together we came up with this idea.


She has very kindly sent me this testimonial:-

I went to see Helen as I had seen her work when I was browsing on the internet for local jewellery designers and it really inspired me. I had in my mind a bracelet that captured the essence of myself and my husband. One of our favourite things to do is to go walking in the countryside as we are both nature lovers. I have a fascination with hares and my husband has an interest in birds. When I discussed this with Helen she came up with the idea of creating a silver bracelet that looked like a fence with a hare running through the middle of it. I also asked her to incorporate an odd diamond that I had and also I wanted to use some of the gold in a ring that belonged to my gran.
It wasn’t long until Helen emailed me a picture that she had drawn of the bracelet as she imagined it. It was at this point that I knew Helen was the right jewellery designer for me!
The finished bracelet is exquisite and I cannot recommend Helen highly enough. The bracelet captures everything I wanted and more, from the gorgeous hare running through the middle of it to the tiny birds nest with a tiny gold egg nestling in it. Helen is not only a lovely lady but an extremely professional person who interpreted my thoughts really well and created a bracelet I am very proud to wear.
I am enjoying the bracelet very much- I will be saving my pennies up for another fabulous creation!!

Close up of the hare and diamond detail .

My thanks to Jane for the commission, and of course the lovely testimonial.

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