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Memorial Jewellery

I am sorry that your recent loss has brought you to this page.

Your loss is absolute and you are now exploring the best way to create a cherished keepsake. You are not alone in this quest and it has happended since time began.

The Victorians were indeed huge on the idea of mourning jewellery and there are some stunning examples in the Victoria and Albert museum.

This idea of creating memorial jewellery has now been revived and there are lots of ways to create something unique for you.

Handmade : By Me : For You : Unique : Simple

Chris Parry, South Darenth, Kent, UK Bespoke Jeweller

Their Hand Writing.

Whatever the source. If you can scan their hand writing, I can expertly add it to a piece of handmade jewellery

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You can have their hand writing captured forever on a piece fo jewellery. A charm, ring, bracelet or what ever you wish for.

mum dad memorial cuff links

Lifted from old greetings cards. Mum and Dad’s hand writing captured as the perfect gift for their son.

hand writing memorial ring

An old letter with mum’s hand writing was scanned. I then added the sweet note to a handmade ring. Expertly hand engraved and a new treeasured keepsake.

hand writing personalised pendant

A signature captured for Alana on a special pendant. CLICK here for details.

hand writing personalised pendant

A section of hand writing from a special letter. CLICK here for details 

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Handwriting captured on the back of a pendant for mum.

Any Precious Metal.

I work in all the precious metals I can  make you something unique in platinum, palladium, sterling silver or gold. I can work in 9k, or 18k. In any colour gold: red, white or yellow.

Fingerprint Jewellery

Probably the most unique way to capture an individual. Their fingerprint added to a piece of handmade jewellery.

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Fingerprints can be added to any piece of jewellery in any precious metal. I specialise in making fingerprint rings. One of only a few worldwide who are able to offer you this unique service.

fingerprint necklace memorial

You can capture their fingeprint along with a small section of their hand writing. I can make pendants, rings, bangles, bracelets, charms, cufflinks or whatever you have in mind.

Fingerprint pendant in 14k yellow gold

I can make any shape, and size in any metal. This was a special commission for an American lady. A deep 14k pendant complete with date initials and fingerprint.

Facebook.

Keep in touch and up to date with me on Facebook. I have over 23,000 followers on there. I frequently post pictures of recent commissions that I have done for other clients. Take a look over there to see what has been happening recently. If you are on Facebook yourself, then LIKE my page and see the items as they leave the workshop. JUST CLICK HERE

Cremated Ashes in Jewellery

Cremated ashes added to a piece of handmade jewellery. For me, it is not about the quantity of ashes that can be added to a piece fo jewellery. Just the comfort of knowing that some are there with you.

stashed ashes into jewellery

STashED. A unique service only availbale here. (Until someone copies me). After I have made your piece of jewellery. I drill a small hole and add some cremated ashes inside the piece. I then plug the hole and laser weld it shut. An invisible cavity marked with a small hand engraved star.

star memorial ring

One of my famous star rings. Complete with the cremated ashes, secretly added to one of the large stars.

I can create any piece of jewellery and add some of your loved ones cremated ashes to it.

triple skull ring

A recent special commission. The young lady commissioned a triple skull ring. I then added some of her late father’s cremated ashes inside the the central skull. A perfect keepsake made just for her.

Your idea brought to life for that perfect memorial.

Cremated Ashes in Glass

Cremated ashes added to a piece of handmade jewellery. For me, it is not about the quantity of ashes that can be added to a piece fo jewellery. Just the comfort of knowing that some are there with you.

Ashes can be added to molten glass to make beautiful jewellery. You can commission a custom bead to wear on a bracelet or necklace.

cremation ash ring

A unique glass bead is made in your desired colour and is then set in a handmade ring.

Whatever your idea and preference. Just let me know.

ashes to glass memorial ring

A recent special commission. The young lady commissioned a black glass bead with some ashes in. Two leaves come up from the ring and wrap around the precious stone. Diamonds are set into the shoulders of the ring.

Cremated Ashes in Resin

Resin has an important part to play when creating jewellery. It has properties that glass can’t easily compete with.

cremation ash heart

Sandie lost Spike, and had this pendant made. A hand engraved inscription around the edge. some special glitter was added with Spike’s ashes to make this unique pendant. Available in two sizes SMALL and LARGE

emily leaf pendant

Emily commissioned this lovely pendant for her mum.

Emily’s brother was lost and his cremated ashes were buried in the roots of a newly planted tree.

This is one of the tiny leaves from that tree.

david-ash-signet ring

David commissioned this special signet ring with his daughters ashes in.

Tara was a mathematician, so the use of the “Mobius” twist not he ring shank was appropriate. An Elvish font was used for the inscription inside the ring.

Footprints & Handprints.

Handprints and footprints. Sadly some little ones are born asleep or become little angles far too soon. I can take any footprint or handprint and add it to a piece of hand made jewellery.

Rings, cufflinks, charms, bangles or pendants. You choose the item, the size and the precious metal.

footprint memorial sands charm

I can add footprints and handprints to a unique piece of jewellery. Here, the young lady wanted a slightly irregular disc in 9k white gold with her little ones footprint.

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A lovely way to capture the liitle pinky toes on a pair of cufflinks for dad.

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Cufflinks can be made in any shape and in any precious metal. You can add a short inscription to the front or back – space permitting.

Recommendation

You want to commission something unique, but want to know that you can trust that person. I don’t blame you. I can say all sorts of nice things about myself on my website, but take a look over at my Facebook page. I can’t control what other’s say about me there. REVIEWS on FACEBOOK

Re-Cycle Old Inherited Jewellery

Quite often clients inherit jewellery. Perhaps mum and dad’s wedding rings. An old favourite chain. A battered old signet ring.

These items if no longer suitable can be smelted down and turned into a new piece of jewellery. The stones can be re-set if required or if they are suitable and the metal re-purposed into a new heirloom.

recycled memorial jewellery

“Wopy” came to me with some old jewellery, and had this ring made form it. 9k white and yellow gold.  A large wide ring, complete with hand engraved inscription and some latin.

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Whatever your inherited pieces look like. I can turn them into something that you would love to wear.

Of course each project is unique. Each client has unique requirements. So the time required to make each bespoke piece can only be worked out once I know all the details.

memory ring

Here, old jewellery was turned into a new ring. It was then hand engraved with an eclectic array of fonts to capture favourite times, places, dates and words.

UNIQUE : HANDMADE : BY ME : FOR YOU

Jewellery Restoration

Sometimes a piece of jewellery just needs some tender loving care. It can either be restored to its former glory or it can be smelted and re-made into the same design.

ring-repair-restoration

Rings typically wear on the underside of the ring shank, and you may just need to have part or all of it replacing.

Here a ring is having a new half shank added.

ring repair

Stones can be sourced for those that are missing and the setting can be replaced so its like new.

ring restoration

If keeping a piece of jewellery as it is, is more important than smelting it down, that is no problem.

Each restoration of a piece of jewellery is unique. Once I have seen the item, I can give you a quote.

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A recent repair.

The ring was badly squashed, and had a crack in the ring shank.

The diamond also fell out and was lost.

You can see the end result in the next picture, to the right. >>>>>

ring repair

The ring repaired.

Re-shaped. The crack repaired and a new diamond supplied and set.

Polished up and looks like new again.

You can see what it looked like in the picture before.

ring restoration

If keeping a piece of jewellery as it is, is more important than smelting it down, that is no problem.

Each restoration of a piece of jewellery is unique. Once I have seen the item, I can give you a quote.

Inscriptions.

You might just want a name, a date or a certain quote immortalising. There are tons of ways to create unique pieces of jewellery with bespoke inscriptions. Just tell me what your idea is.

memorial inscription

Inscriptions can be added to jewellery in just about any font.

memorial pendant

You can commission any idea with any quote. If there is space to fit an inscription, then I will make it happen for you.

memorial date ring

I use a vast array of skills and techniques to create unique pieces for my clients. All you need to do is to decide what you really want.

Unique in Every Way.

You might just want a name, a date or a certain quote immortalising. There are tons of ways to create unique pieces of jewellery with bespoke inscriptions. Just tell me what your idea is.

Sadly Jane lost her husband. A fitting tribute was to create a rainforest tree frog, with hearts, set with blue topaz for his eyes, to match hubby’s. His cremated ashes were added to the ring and his hand writing was added inside the ring.

The above video is the digital sculpting of the ring, prior to 3D printing and casting in my workshop.

In memory of Darren. Sadly Darren left us far too soon.

These cufflinks were commissioned to remember fond times of fish caught and Fosters drunk.

Get In Touch

So what is next? You might want to drop me an e-mail to discuss your requirements. You may want to phone for a chat 01322 867393. You may want to arrange an appointment.

Jewellery workshop, Kent, UK

Everything I make is carried out onsite in my own fully equipped workshop. I have a small team that work with me. Eva and Holly are two excellent jewellers helping me to create unique pieces for each client.

south darenth bespoke jeweller

In the heart of the small Kent village of South Darenth. Just by the old Paper Mill chimney. My shop / workshop is 5 minutes form the M25.

Unit 4 Horton Road, The Old Paper Mill, South Darenth, DA4 9LW

memorial jewellery

You’ll need to make an appointment to ensure that I will be free to chat with you. Come and visit me in my custom shop / workshop and I’ll put the kettle on. Just get in touch to arrange a visit.