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KATA Jewellery

The perfect piece of jewellery should be a wardrobe staple. It is something you can turn to time and time again to make your outfit pop. Whether you are wearing that little black dress or a t‑shirt and jeans the perfect jewel can elevate your outfit to become something rather special. 

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Now, what makes a perfect piece of jewellery? Well, that is different for everyone.

Jewellery should be an expression of personal style. Don’t be tempted to buy jewellery that is fashionable, because this will date quickly and then be relegated to the bottom of your jewellery box after the season has passed. 

When it comes to the perfect piece of jewellery choosing something that speaks to you is key, an expression of self. This is when jewellery becomes timeless and something that you can truly wear forever. 

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Now, you can hunt jewellery shops high and low, hoping to bump into your forever accessory but now more and more people are finding the joy of bespoke jewellery. 

If you think you are ready to dip your toe into the balmy waters of bespoke jewellery, but aren’t sure where to start, fear not, let’s explore the process a little deeper. 

Finding a jewellery designer that you trust and enjoy working with is key. A well-trained designer will be able to get to know you and discern your heart’s deepest jewellery desires. 

They will then produce a selection of initial designs for you to choose from and source a selection of gemstones and diamonds that suit your chosen designs and budget. 

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The process of selecting your design and gemstones truly is a magical one. Your jeweller will help lead you through the process of selecting the perfect gemstones, helping to educate you to the different properties of each stone, but honestly, it normally is very much a decision of the heart not the head. You are instinctively drawn to the gemstone that speaks to you. 

Once you have finalized all of the elements, the jeweller can begin work hand making your forever piece of jewellery in their workshop. Depending on the complexity of the design, this process takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks. 

Worried that bespoke will be more expensive than buying off the shelf? Well, if you are comparing it with mass production pieces of jewellery then possibly. But when you are looking at quality pieces of jewellery that are handmade in the UK, then getting exactly what you want will not set you back more than choosing a designer’s collection piece. 

Another branch of bespoke jewellery which is receiving a great surge of interest is Jewellery Remodelling. 

We all have either inherited jewellery, or pieces you are simply no longer fond of, hiding in our jewellery boxes. Well, jewellery was not made to be hidden away, languishing in a drawer. 

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A gifted jeweller can reuse the gemstones and metal in a new & exciting design. 

The wonderful process of remodelling these old treasures into new modern pieces allows us to keep the memories and the stories associated with these jewels alive. By breathing a new lease of life into them, we can use pieces from our past, to make our jewellery heirlooms of the future. 

When you finally get to meet your perfect forever piece of jewellery, it is such a thrilling moment, the anticipation and the final reveal is well worth the wait. 

Being part of the process of creating your bespoke piece of jewellery is exciting and makes the final jewel even more special. It is already imbued with a story to tell, which makes wearing it all the more personal.