Category Archives: Commissions

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

A beautiful orange sapphire and diamond ring.

One of my most recent commissions has been to organize the creation of an orange sapphire and diamond ring for my client…..
this involved a large amount of careful stone setting and the sourcing of some very special stones, I have an excellent stone supplier, and my setter Craig is a
a master of intricate work like this and sets stunning pieces of aspirational jewellery like this for my clients.

orange sapphires and  Gvs quality diamond ring replica
The finished piece.
My thanks and best wishes go to my client for this special commission .
This is a ‘one off’ piece only, but is illustrating the high standard of work I can have made up for you if you wish to commission something special.
Most designs can be produced and if you have something special in mind please feel free to contact me.
01509 239348.

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Ruby engagement ring

This piece was a commission to create a Ruby engagement ring for my client, with a leaf details as decoration, I love the colour of this stone, rubies come in many shades varying from a bright pink to the mid ranges and deep reds.
If you are not sure of your preferences you can order a selection of stones on approval to choose from, and in varied shapes too, – square, pear or ovals are available in most of the precious stones as well as ruby.
please feel free to enquire, and I can design a piece for you in which the stone you choose can be set .
Tel 01509 239348

A Commissioned piece.

A Commissioned piece.


My thanks to my client for this lovely commission.

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9ct white gold brooch set with peridot stones as the acorns.

This 9ct white gold brooch set with peridot stones as the acorns, was a lovely commission created a while ago, I have just found the image to show you all.
Nature themes are a favorite subject for me and I am happy to work with you to create something special in any form, as a brooch or stick pins etc…

brooch designed and created by helen burrell

9ct white gold brooch set with peridot acorns

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9ct gold ring, set with three matching beautiful green tsavorite stones based on a hedgerow theme ©

Just offered for sale :- This is an original hand crafted ‘Helen Burrell’ design,
A 9ct gold ring set with three beautiful matching tsavorite stones, based on a hedgerow theme, with leaves and berries entwined around the ring.
this was a complicated design to create and took many hours to do , but worth the time and effort as it worked out well, and sits beautifully on the finger.
The tsavorites are some of the best my stone supplier had seen in a long time , he was very excited about them,they are very bright green stones full of light and sparkle……….
£1,125.00.
please contact me if you would like it reserved,
Tel:- 01509 239348
Size ‘M’ (it could be made bigger or slightly smaller if required)
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gold pendant ©

This gold pendant was a commission, many thanks to my client……
This is an example of a possible design for everyday wear, no two pieces are the same, and I can recycle things like a ring shank you may have from a family ring to make a pendant instead, so that the gold can be put back into use, and the family connections can be kept.

A helen burrell design

Pendant with diamond

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cuttlefish bone casting to create wedding bands

One of the services I offer is cuttlefish bone casting to create wedding bands, I can recycle any ‘family gold’you may have to create your wedding bands, or shanks for engagement or dress rings.
This keeps the sentiment and family connections within the piece and is done by using one of the oldest techniques of ‘cuttlefish bone’ casting.
The Process:-
The bone is cut in two, each half is flattened against the other by rubbing them together,then an impression is made into the bones in the form of a D shape or square groove. A shaped funnel is cut at the top of the bones once both halves are bound together. The molten gold can then be poured into it when casting. The cuttlefish can then be used as a mould for the gold bar required to make the ring.

helen burrell cuttlefish casting information

A funnel shape is carved into the top of the cuttlefish bone for the molten gold to pour in when casting.

new and old gold ready to cast.

In the workshop ready to cast ……….

Anealing the gold

The gold needs to be softened ready for rolling out to shape.

The rolling mill

A rolling mill helps to form the final shape of the gold.


Then once the gold is the right length and shape it can be formed into a circle and soldered, followed by filing to remove any marks or scratches and finally polishing is done to finish the ring……..

A cuttlefish cast wedding ring

The gold ring created from family gold and new gold casting grain


please feel free to contact me if you have special items you would like reworked and recycled.
tel. 01509 239348
Helen

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9ct white gold pendant ©

I was recently asked to create a 9ct white gold pendant to match an existing ring my clients’ daughter had, which was set with a helen burrell designbeautiful yellow sapphire and diamonds.
I ordered in a selection of sapphires for my clients to choose from to get an exact match with the stone in the ring, and then designed the pendant around it.
I generally use ‘gvs’ quality diamonds in my work and these set the sapphire off very well, small details in yellow gold in the form of ivy leaves and bead highlights decorated the piece.
The shank from a special gold ring my client already had was used to make the pendant bail.
This was a lovely piece to work on, and my thanks go to the clients for the commission.

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wave on the beach ring, sapphire and diamond ©

wave on the beach ring set with a sapphire and a gvs quality diamond.

helen burrell design

wave on the beach ring

This design can be recreated in any precious metal, with your own choice of stones. please feel free to enquire. tel. 01509 239348
One currently in stock £295.00 size ‘R’, (can be altered to your size if required).
Other stones, such as topaz,garnet,tourmaline,or citrines for example would bring the cost of the ring down to approximately £225.00
If purchased as an engagement ring I can design a wedding ring to go with it for you.

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Life story necklace ©

This was a lovely commission to have been given, my client kindly trusted me with her family pieces of gold to transform into new details such as forget-me-not flowers, a rose, oak leaves and clover leaves. other features were a nestling rabbit, an owl flying, and an orange coloured citrine set as a feature stone to remind her of a special sunset………

LIFE STORY NECKLACE

LIFE STORY NECKLACE

I specialize in these necklaces and if you look on the ‘holistic jewellery and the ‘life story’ sections of the website you will see how different they all are. please contact me if you would like your story told in the form of a necklace or bracelet…
TEL:- 01509 239348

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silver cat pendant ©

silver cat pendant

silver cat pendant

This Silver cat pendant was a recent commission, the design depicts a cat staring at a beautiful Sapphire suspended from the branches of a tree.
The cat also has a small gold bead on his collar to look like a bell.

I am happy to depict other animals if you like them in varied forms as jewellery, please feel free to enquire.
I also have ready made silver stick pins with dolphins leaping on one and various brooches for sale otherwise one being a gorilla and another a chimpanzee.
As bird jewellery I have a Heron, and a Grebe in bull-rushes which are brooches , but could be converted to stick pins.
These items retail at £65.00 each and are solid silver.

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