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Keeping up to date with Helen Burrell

My shop is open this Saturday 8th August from 11.00-4.00

My shop is open this Saturday 8th August from 11.00-4.00 

I shall be at my shop in Melbourne south derbyshire

to discuss any commissions restorations or repairs you may have ,

my ranges of rings etc. are on display, and there are photographs of previous commissions to  see.

You can find the shop at

Melbourne Hall Visitors Centre, church square, DE738EN

Please feel free to contact me if you wish, to make enquiries first by phone ,

contact numbers are :- 07913 575 490 or 01509 239348


Other shops are open at the Centre too, so there will be more to see if you come along.

(Please wear a mask in all the shops .)

I look forward to seeing you


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Notice – I am reopening my shop this Saturday between 11 and 4 o’clock

Please note I am reopening my shop this Saturday 25th July between 11 and 4 0clock.

So if you are thinking of having an engagement ring or any other item designed, then please feel free to come along and discuss it with me .

I shall be limiting entry to the shop to a Couple/ or one person at a time so that I can give you my full attention and also keep everyone safe with social distancing.
(Please wear a mask.)
If you prefer to speak to me outside the shop then please call me on my mobile and
I will be happy to come out to talk to you. Mobile number :- 07913 575 490

you will find my shop at:-

The Visitor Centre

Melbourne Hall

Church Square

Melbourne, Derbyshire

DE73 8EN

My land line during the week 01509 239348

I look forward to seeing you.


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notice about my shop opening times


Due to uncertainty over the corona virus numbers in local areas, and recent spikes,
​​​​​​​ I have decided to wait for a while before I re-open my shop,
I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.
You are welcome to call me to discuss alternative ways of working as I am already working with clients via phone, email and texts and special delivery post to
take on commission work.

The shop will open at these times in future weeks as soon as I feel it is safer to do so.
I look forward to seeing you then, and will post updates on this site and my site for any updates,-

or please feel free to just give me a ring to enquire.
many thanks Helen 🙂 mob:- 07913 575 490

Posted in Commissions, Engagement Rings, Jewellery Design, Memorial Jewellery, News, Portfolio, Retail Jewellery, Reworking Gold, Rings, Wedding Rings |

shop re-opening times 3rd and 4th of July

I am intending to re-open my shop in Melbourne south derbyshire on the 3rd and 4th of July (Friday and Saturday)  between 11.00  and 4.o clock .

Driving Directions

Please feel free to come and discuss your requirements,I will be observing social distancing and only allowing one client in at a time for your safety and mine.

I can also talk to you outside the building if you prefer.

The shop will remain open at these times in future weeks unless there is another wave of the virus.

I look forward to seeing you ,

Helen 🙂


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Corona virus – working from home

For the time being I shall be working from home as advised, due to the corona virus prevention measures.

I am still working and can continue to do clients work communicating via email, phone and ‘special delivery’ which is a  fully insured track and trace postal service. Please feel free to call me on 01509 239348 to discuss your requirements. thank you .


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links to my google page and testimonials




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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 .’


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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Opening hours for my shop are between 11 o’clock and 4 o’clock on Fridays and Saturdays


Melbourne hall visitors centre

church square melbourne

post code DE73 8EN

I look forward to seeing you there,

Or if that isn’t convenient for you ,you can make an appointment to see me in Loughborough , just call 01509 239348


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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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9ct white gold canal scene pendant- by Helen Burrell

9ct white gold canal scene pendant-designed and created by Helen Burrell

This was a lovely commission to do which reflected my clients’ pastimes, as they owned a Canal barge.

It was commissioned for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary gift , and I created the scene in 9ct white gold  to show the water passing under a canal bridge, with a fence and bulrushes in the foreground, and it was set with two diamonds to represent the sparkle on the water.

The pendant has a feature Ruby set in the top of the piece.

Other scenes can be made to reflect your special places too, just give me a call to discuss your ideas , 01509 239348

canal scene pendant

9ct white gold ruby and diamond pendant for a ruby wedding gift , designed and created by Helen Burrell

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