Category Archives: Rings

Rings by Helen Burrell for sale. These are my original designs which can be made especially for you – in any metal with any stones.

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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I am now an official supplier for Charles Green wedding and engagement rings

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Charles Green diamond and white gold engagement ring

diamond and white gold ring

Engraved Wedding Bands

An engraved set of Charles Green Wedding Bands

Although I offer a service to create your wedding rings from old family gold or from new gold, and will create unusual rings if required, I am also able to supply the best ‘ready made’ rings I know of in the ‘Charles Green’ range.
They also have an excellent bespoke service if you want something unusual.

wedding rings

A Charles Green set of heavy gold Wedding rings.


Here are some examples of some beautiful rings created by the Charles Green company.
To see further examples you can visit their’ web site at :-
www.charles-green.co.uk and then, with the reference codes, you can get in touch with me to order your preferred designs for both wedding and engagement rings. tel 01509 239348 for any enquiries.

Diamond engagement and white gold wedding ring, A 'Charles Green' set

Diamond engagement and white gold wedding ring, A ‘Charles Green’ set

flat section wedding bands

Flat section wedding bands by Charles Green, various widths available .

Court wedding rings

Heavy court rings available in yellow or white golds.

brushed gold wedding bands

brushed gold two colour or plain rings


With the very wide range of wedding and engagement rings, dress rings, and jewellery in general from Charles Green and those I can create for you, most design ideas are possible so please feel free to enquire.
supplier contact number :- 01509 239348
Helen

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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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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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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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Hare staring at the moon, belly bar pendant. ©

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This was an unusual commission depicting a hare staring at the moon, which I enjoyed making, it was created in 9ct yellow gold, with a tiny diamond flush set in it for the hares’ eye, and a ruby as feature pendant at the base .
Soon after it had been sent off to my client I received this testimonial:-

“I contacted Helen with a general idea for a slightly unusual piece of body jewelry to use in place of an engagement ring for someone who cannot wear rings. I had a vague idea about what kind of thing I wanted and from the moment Helen showed me a rough sketch of the design she had in mind, I knew that she was the right person for the job. Helen stayed in close touch throughout the creation of the piece and when I finally got to see it in person it was even better than I had hoped.
My fiance was over the moon to receive it.”

(My thanks to my client for the chance to make such an interesting piece,:) – Helen)

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Conflict free diamonds

I can now confirm that my supplier for diamonds does comply with the Kimberley protocols for diamond purchases. Information about the Kimberley process can be found on this link:-
http://www.kimberleyprocess.com/web/kimberley-process/kp-basics
On my request for confirmation of Conflict free diamonds, this is the reply I received as a guarantee :-
22nd July 2013
‘In 2000 we issued the following guarantee to our customers.
“We can confirm that this Company does not knowingly buy conflict diamonds.
Our stones are only sourced from reputable established companies based in the major international diamond centres who have provided us with similar assurances.”

In 2002 we subsequently issued assurances that:
1. All our diamonds are sold in accordance with the DTC Best Practice Principles.
2. No diamonds have been purchased in breach of UN resolutions nos. 1173, 1176 and 1306.
3. The intake of diamonds being purchased by us and being sold by us does not include any diamonds that have come from any area in Africa controlled by forces rebelling against the legitimate and internationally recognised government of the relevant country.
We have also obtained from our suppliers a guarantee in relation to such diamonds in a similar form.
Since 1st January 2003 the warranty agreed by the BJA has appeared on all our invoices.

I can therefore now supply you with certificated and uncertificated stones from this source, in the knowledge that they are ethically sourced for your Engagement or Dress ring commissions etc.
Certificated stones are generally over one carat in weight, unless the stone is of exceptional quality in a smaller size.
This is an image of rings created by me, to commission, using stones supplied from this company and include some which my customer already had.
18ct white gold rings cropped

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Have your special rings designed and hand made by me

 

9ct Gold Ivy Leaf Ring  £350.00

(silver versions £195.00)

I have one in stock of each at the moment. (April 2015)
P1050297If you would like to have something original designed for your special day then you can have your special rings designed and hand made by me.
Please feel free to come and see me to discuss your requirements.
I am just beginning to create new designs that will be suitable for an unusual wedding ring and these will be added to over time , an example is this ivy leaf ring, created to sit next to a solitaire ring, the small v shape will accommodate the stone, but the ivy leaves give a new natural feel to the idea of a wedding band.
I have a mould of this ring so it can be created for you in silver, white or yellow 9ct and 18ct Gold or platinum.

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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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As an extra service, I also supply high quality wedding and engagement rings from excellent companies such as:- Charles Green, Dominoe and Geti

I design and create beautiful engagement rings if you want something very different and I also act as a supplier for some wonderful jewellery from these excellent companies:-
http://www.charles-green.com for beautiful wedding and engagement rings.
Charles Green are a British wedding ring and jewellery manufacturer.
‘We have been making quality handmade jewellery for over 180 years and we pride ourselves on having the finest wedding rings in the world. Based in Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter we are respected for our high quality and unrivalled service. We have a highly skilled team of craftsmen, designers and customer services personnel and currently supply some of the finest jewellers across the U.K and Ireland.’

We specialise in gold, platinum and palladium. Our gold is available in 9ct, 18ct and 22ct. Our platinum is made with ruthenium to guarantee the highest quality. We also only use ‘conflict free’ diamonds that are at least SI1 clarity and H colour.

Our craftsmen work using time honoured methods incorporated with modern technology. We offer a wide range of products, with new designs in the latest trends and styles being added on a regular basis. We also offer a bespoke service should you want something a little different.

Charles Green has a commitment to quality and service, and it is this that has made the company a popular choice for so many years.

www.domino-jewellery.com/‎
Domino is a leading designer and manufacturer of platinum and 18ct gold jewellery .
I have their catalogue which you can choose beautiful ring mounts from.

GETi Wedding Rings geti.cc/‎

I am now a supplier for Geti, a company that are specialists in titanium and zirconium as well as platinum and gold.

A leading manufacturer in zirconium and titanium rings, Birmingham brand GETi are at the forefront of unique wedding ring design. GETi, originally known as Greenfield Engineering (Titanium) have over 40 years of experience. Innovative design defines the brand with an extensive collection of laser engraved, anodized, relieved, inlaid, Morse code and diamond set rings.
Such designs combine their range of zirconium and titanium rings with 18ct yellow gold and 9ct white gold. Each ring is handmade and many can be personalised with an engraving of the date of your special day.

If you would like to purchase any of the rings you see on these sites, I will be happy to give you an estimate of the cost.
Please ensure that when you email me that you have the correct code, ring size and description of your preferred finishes and I will give you an estimate and organize the purchase for you.
thank you
Helen

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