Author Archives: Helen Burrell

About Helen Burrell

I am now a Jewellery Designer based in Loughborough , I started my career in jewellery design after doing a year's foundation course at Cheltenham college of Art. Following on from there I completed a three year degree course in 3 dimensional design at Loughborough college of Art and Design and specialised in jewellery making. Since then , I have run my own business, 'Helen Burrell Fine jewellery',- and have managed two shops. I have worked as a jewellery tutor, a healer and a bereavement counsellor, and worked with children and young adults in the education system. I have now been established as a Designer / Goldsmith for over 30 years and I am developing ranges of jewellery as well as continuing my bespoke services. I now have a sister website www.helenburrelljewellery.co.uk where you can see a range of my work and where I have ranges that can be made up to order in your choice of metal and stones. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any enquiries and I will be happy to help. Helen

silver blackberry ring-created by helen burrell

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The blackberry ring

 

This silver blackberry ring depicts a walk down a country lane, with blackberries entwined in bramble leaves and with diamonds set in it to represent water droplets shining in the sun. 

This ring can be created in any carat of gold or in platinum too, and would make a beautiful engagement or dress ring.

Prices vary with the choice of metal and stones.

This one is silver and has three G/vs quality diamonds set in it and is a size T @ £475.00

I have an alternative version of this silver blackberry ring  which is set with rhodolite faceted garnet stones, which are the colour of blackberries.

That ring is £295.00, so you can see the variety of prices will be reflected as a result of your choice of stones.

I also have a range of Coastal, Nature and a General themed jewellery for you to see on my Sister website                       https://helenburrelljewellery.co.uk           

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The Sea Range

The Sea Range , 

I have a number of ring designs for sale that are based around my love of the sea and are inspired by many family holiday trips to St Ives in Cornwall .

I often get inspiration for my ring ideas from walking along one of the best beaches, which is just around the headland from Carbis bay – at Lelant Beach.

This is the beautiful beach that you can see from the train as you come into St Ives, and it’s one of my favourite train rides.

waves on Lelant beach photo by helen burrell

waves on Lelant beach, photo by helen burrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sea Range

Starfish on the beach ring by helen burrell

Starfish on the beach ring-by helen burrell

This ring is called ‘starfish on the beach’   this one is set in Silver with a lovely blue topaz to represent the sea. £225.00

Just imagine it could also have a sapphire or a diamond set in it .(price on application for these….. as it depends on the quality of your chosen stone).

 

 

18ct yellow gold – ebb and flow ring

This ring is called the ‘ebb and flow’ ring  and is set with a beautiful G/VS quality diamond  and represents bubbles around a rock pool .

-as with all of these designs I can also create it in silver for example, or 9ct white or yellow gold, 18ct white gold or platinum, please feel free to enquire – 01509 239348

I have a 9ct yellow gold version of this design in stock at £450.00

18ct gold ebb and flow ring by helen burrell

18ct gold yellow gold ebb and flow ring by helen burrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

18ct gold incoming tide ring .

This ring was inspired by me standing on a rock with the sea swirling around my feet .

This ring was set with a beautiful ruby and three G/VS diamonds for a

ruby wedding anniversary.

Available in any precious metal.  Estimates are based on your choices of metal and stones.

This design looks very good with a sapphire set in it to represent the Sea and diamonds for the sparkle on the water.

Other examples of stones that look very special would be a sea green tourmaline and diamonds, or a topaz with diamonds …

further designs can be seen on my sister website

https://www.creative-jewellery.com/Sea-Collection

18ct gold incoming tide ring by helen burrell

18ct gold incoming tide ring by helen burrell

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9ct gold simple ring with sea green tourmaline

9ct gold simple ring with sea green tourmaline

This is one of my abstract ring range, called ‘The Simple Ring’ , and is particularly beautiful with the sea green tourmaline set in it , this one is available @750.00  and could make the perfect engagement ring for someone who loves colour and simplicity of design.

I have a silver version too set with a topaz which is £150.00 , please feel free to enquire.

01509 239348.

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9ct gold simple ring with sea green tourmaline

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fitted diamond ring

This was a commissioned piece for some clients who wanted a fitted ring making to go alongside an existing shaped eternity ring.

We discussed their requirements and I liaised with my CAD team to create this lovely platinum and diamond ring .  The rings shoulders were channel set with some very sparkly G/vs quality diamonds to compliment her central diamond.

My thanks to you both for the commission.:)

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fitted diamond ring

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commissions- a special brooch

This was a commission from some good friends who wanted to commemorate a special occasion with this distinctive champagne bottle top .

I created it in Silver following my clients brief, to depict bubbles popping, with domes of silver and yellow citrines set in it in a random pattern.

It’s always good to work together with clients on design ideas, and I was sent a picture of  it being worn by her when she received it,- It looked great on her Winter jumper , many thanks to you both for the commission .

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A special commission based around a champagne bottle top

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links to my google page and testimonials

https://www.google.co.uk/search?safe=off&sxsrf=ACYBGNSSyHTwVoVjVoDNFuJ_

 

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Commissions-matching red gold engagement and wedding rings

A pair of matching red gold engagement and wedding rings , these were commissioned from my abstract range and are called ‘The simple ring’ for obvious reasons …

Engraving can also be done to commemorate your special day. please feel free to enquire  01509 239348.

I have the mould of this ring, so it can be created in any metal with your choice of stones , and could also have small feature diamonds, or coloured stones set either side of the central feature stone – the options are endless :).

As you can see prices are different according to the stones you choose, they start in silver at £150.00 set with a topaz .

I have one in stock at present which is set in 9ct yellow gold with a Sea green tourmaline,- a stunning stone @ £750.00.   other examples can be seen here :-

https://www.creative-jewellery.com/Abstract 

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rose gold and diamond matching wedding and engagement rings
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new computer aided design rings

new computer aided design rings 

the benefits of computer aided design are that exact details can be requested and then seen as an image before the piece is made, this gives my clients confidence that the piece described and designed for them will be  as they visualized it.

my recent commissions have been about working with my clients and my CAD team to to create some beautiful rings , some of which are illustrated below :-

many thanks to my clients for this lovely commission….

their testimonial was much appreciated:-

‘Helen provided my wife and I with an excellent professional service, which was an honest and enjoyable experience from our first contact to the finished bespoke rings she created for my wife.
Helen took time to fully understand my wife’s requirements and came up with two fantastic designs that met the brief perfectly and were subsequently commissioned.
Without hesitation, we would go straight to Helen for any future pieces and have no reservation in recommending her brilliant results. ‘

‘Thank you both so much , it was lovely to meet you and work with you both to achieve your special designs , and it’s really good to have met your expectations too.
Thanks again for trusting me with your commissions , I really appreciate it .’

Helen:)

pink diamond ring

This beautiful ring was designed as a result of thorough consultation with my clients, we pooled our ideas – and had this beautiful ring created in platinum by my brilliant cad team , it has a marquise diamond center stone with a halo of gvs quality  brilliant cut diamonds and has two lovely pink diamonds as feature side stones .

another example is illustrated below :-

aquamarine ring

aquamarine ring set in Platinum with diamond channel set detailed shoulders

many different designs, and any stones can be set in rings such as this,-

each one being unique .

many thanks to my client for this lovely commission too

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An interesting film with Rick Edwards and Dan Jones and my son Josh Burrell

 

 My son Josh burrell is Traditional tool maker ,

This is an interesting film about making an iron age axe with Rick Edwards and Dan Jones and my son Josh Burrell is shown here teaching them in our forge in Loughborough .

To contact Josh just ring  01509   646444.

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bee pendant

This was a commissioned piece, and was created mainly in silver but with gold wings this was all hand fabricated so involved many hours at the workbench making all the separate parts of the bee, it was a fun piece to do , so  thank you to my client for the commission.

silver and gold bee pendant by helen burrell

silver and gold bee pendant by helen burrell

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