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Please review work that I have done for clients in the past

Bespoke stud

sapphire diamond and ruby gold stud stud

sapphire diamond and ruby gold stud

A Bespoke stud

This is a very kind testimonial from my client:- Adrian

‘My recent commission from Helen Burrell was prompted by a case of ‘Mid Life Crisis’ ( or rather ‘Mod’ life crisis!) I had, for some time, been trying to source a gents yellow gold , single stud earring depicting the iconic Red, White & Blue Mod Roundel using preferably, set stones. Having trawled the internet thoroughly I was unsuccessful – no surprise there as such a piece existed only in my mind’s eye as I had never actually seen such a piece. The decision was then made that the only way forward was to have one created for me – so back to the internet, where I arrived at Helens website. After reading her excellent reviews, I got in touch & I am so glad that I did. The finished piece was exactly what I had envisaged. The attention to detail & interpretation of my requirements was amazing & resulted in a 11mm gold stud using no less than 22 precious stones of exceptional quality to achieve the desired design which was subtle & tasteful – important when you are an aging Mod the wrong side of 50 & cannot get away with wearing anything too outlandish! However, in certain light, the fire & sparkle of the stones really are something – but I am sure I can get used to this! You could be forgiven for thinking that a bespoke piece of this quality would be prohibitively expensive but  I was surprised to find this was not the case. Helen is a lovely lady who clearly cares about what she does & how she does it to achieve that special piece for her clients. If you want to obtain the unobtainable in bespoke jewellery, give her a call – You will not be disappointed!’

Many thanks Adrian it was great working with you,- and I love that we got it exactly right for you , my CAD design company deserve most of the praise though .

To my future clients,- please feel free to call me if you have a special piece in mind and I am happy to find the best way to create your special piece too ..

Helen

01509 239348

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transformations of reworked family gold

Here is another example of a transformation of reworked family gold.

– my client requested that I designed and created for them a special gift for a little girl , which would be given to her on her 18th birthday.

-they gave me some special family jewellery that had been gathered together for the purpose , some lovely rings that had very nice colourful stones in them ,  a ruby, diamonds sapphires and an emerald.

Between us we came up with the idea of a pendant in the form of a dragonfly , this was made by various methods such as casting up the ring shanks for the body of the dragonfly, and piercing out the wings from the wide wedding ring I was given .

The body of the dragonfly had the colourful stones set into it and the diamonds were flush set into the wings.

transformation of the reworked family gold -to creating the special piece …

Here are the photos of the rings and the design and the finished piece.

family gold collection

family gold collection for the dragonfly pendant created by helen burrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

design and family gold collection

Design for the pendant with the family gold collection it was created from,- by Helen Burrell

gold dragonfly pendant created by helen burrell

reworked family gold – a dragonfly pendant created by Helen Burrell

Many thanks to my clients for the lovely commission, it was a very special piece to create and I hope the little girl will love it on her 18th birthday .

 

 

 

If you have a special family event coming up in the future then perhaps you too could  think of having a transformation done , I am happy to work with you to achieve your special piece . Just call me on 01509 239348  to discuss your ideas.

Helen 🙂

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rose gold ring set with beautiful faceted topaz

rose gold ringset with a beautiful;faceted topaz by helen burrell

9ct rose gold ring set with a beautiful faceted topaz

the simple ring set with an orange sapphire in 9ct rose gold

‘the simple ring’ set with an orange sapphire in 9ct rose gold

rose gold ring  with beautiful faceted topaz

I have always loved strong colours and this is an example of how lovely combining the colours of stones with different golds can be to create a stunning effect …

 

 

 

There are many wonderfully coloured stones which can be made up like this to great effect.

Exceptional dress rings can be created for you using a variety of stones, such as:-  peridot, amethyst aquamarine, opal, tanzanites, and  tourmalines, (which come in all ranges of colour) and of course all the precious stones too, such as this orange sapphire.

This ring  is still in stock and is for sale at £750.00 in 9ct rose gold .

(please feel free to enquire.01509 239348)

examples of tanzanite , one of my favourite stones

I have recently set a fire opal  into the ring you see below , which had the glow of a winter fire in its colour, and needed little fuss in the setting to show it off to it’s best effect.

If you have a favourite colour of stone- I can get you some examples for you to choose from for your special ring, or pendant – just give me a call on  01509 239348

rose gold and fire opal ring

9ct rose gold and fire opal ring

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9ct gold pebble beach ring set with a beautiful Ceylon sapphire

9ct gold Pebble beach ring set with a beautiful Ceylon sapphire

This handmade ring is for sale a ‘Helen Burrell’ Original design -9ct Gold Ring- size M – Variations on the theme of a pebble beach
This one is set with a beautiful Ceylon sapphire,- to reflect the idea of a rock pool, mirroring the blue of the summer sky, -this design can be created in your choice of precious metal with the option of topaz or tourmaline set in it if you prefer.

Prices on application.

This one
£550.00

 

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bespoke necklaces created to order by helen burrell

bespoke necklaces created to order by helen burrell

bespoke necklaces created to order

bespoke necklaces created to order

One of my main areas of work is to create ‘one off’ bespoke special pieces in the form of necklaces or bracelets, and even rings have been made, which have significance in terms of the themes they represent.

 

I have recently finished one, based on ‘a walk in derbyshire’ which had great significance for my client….

These pieces can be either relating to memories my clients may have, such as a holiday they remember or a special place or person perhaps…

I work with them to create a unique piece of jewellery which will serve to be worn in their lifetime, but can then be passed on as an heirloom later .

The one shown here is one of my own ‘Four seasons’ necklaces…

this one is based on ‘Winter’ as the theme. I can include my clients’ own valuable and sentimental items of family jewellery if if they choose to do so, as often these pieces are of great importance but are just left in a draw even though they mean so much to my clients, this way they can be revived into something to be worn again and appreciated.

If you would like to discuss your special piece please feel free to call me on 01509 239348

Helen 🙂

Posted in Commissions, Jewellery Design, Life Story Necklaces, Necklaces, News, Portfolio, Rings |

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold ring-helen burrell goldsmith

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold ring

I was asked by my client to source a beautiful tanzanite for her, to have set in a simple four claw 18ct rose gold ring, I was able to show her a selection of stones and this was the one she chose, it has made a wonderful ring .

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold ring

beautiful tanzanite and 18ct rose gold ring

My thanks to her for this lovely commission .

I work with my contacts in the trade to find the best stones for each of my clients based on their requirements, this way they can have a particular stone of their own choice to suit the special designs that I am commissioned to create.

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold  studs

Later on in the year, she requested that I  source a pair of  tanzanite stones for her to make into 18ct rose gold studs to match                                                                                              the ring……it has made a beautiful set.

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold studs

tanzanite and 18ct rose gold studs

 

Call me if you have something in mind, and we can work together to make something special for you too.

Helen       01509 239348

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Commissions- rose gold ring

Commissions – rose gold ring set simply with a beautiful topaz, the warm colour of the gold  truly complements the blue of the stone in this ring , other styles of ring can be created to order in rose gold if you prefer it to yellow or white gold, but all are available as they can be made up to order .

please feel free to enquire 01509 239348

rose gold ring by helen burrell

rose gold ring

 

 

 

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A New necklace commission-Ruby wedding gift

 

A ruby wedding gift rubyThis was a very special commission where I worked with my client to create a unique necklace for her with matching earrings for her ruby wedding, a gift from her husband.

The design expressed ideas based on her own paintings and her love of nature combined .

My thanks for their confidence in me, it was a lovely piece to make, diamonds were also set in the piece for accents of light and detail.

If you, like me, aspire to have something different when you want to celebrate an occasion both in choosing clothes and jewellery for it,- then commissioning  a statement piece may be just what you need to make it special and lasting.

My creations are timeless in design and are also investments being  wrought from  precious metals and set with precious stones.

All of my necklaces are different and designed especially for you ,

please feel free to enquire ,   you can call me on :- 01509 239348

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Helen

Posted in Commissions, Necklaces, News, Portfolio |

diamond ring

 

A commissioned piece , created with new gold and my clients’ diamonds, reset into one of my new designs.

diamond ring with leaves

diamond ring with leaves

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silver bracelet – latest work

A Recent commission for a lady who loves Horses.

 Silver Bracelet

This  piece was based on a dressage horse, and the shapes of the links are indicative of the horses movements in the arena.

Created in silver, this is a one off original, but I can design pieces to reflect themes you enjoy too. please feel free to enquire.

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