A Jewellery design a day
Blue Sapphire and diamond ring
Pear shape blue sapphire 14.8 x 9.2 mm, approx 4.9ct
2mm round brilliant cut diamonds x 28, approx 0.84 ct total
Gouache jewellery illustration, 1:1 scale
Large blue sapphire set in a 4, double claw mount with a knife edge diamond, grain set shank in 18ct white gold. As with all
Sapphires are a form of corundum and come in almost any colour you can think of. They are best known for being blue and the best blue quality sapphires are known as Ceylon Sapphires and come from Sri Lanka. As with all gemstones, it is important to know how your sapphires are mined to ensure that the extraction process hasn’t caused harm to people or the environment. Responsible mining and ethical jewellery are the first growth area’s to open up in the fine jewellery world for years and we’re pleased to be involved with the positive change in the jewellery industry.
One company who are leading the way in responsible sapphire mining are Nineteen48 and I will be uploading an article about them and how they are leading the way in the jewellery industry.
Edward Fleming is a jeweller based in London and Bishops Stortford, currently studying Jewellery design at Central St. Martins. After 10 years in the jewellery trade, having worked in jewellery manufacturing in Hatton Garden and in retail jewellers in Bishops Stortford Edward has turned his attention to jewellery design and combines studies alongside making bespoke jewellery for trade and private clients.
An advocate for more transparent and ethical sourcing within the jewellery industry, we are proud to be registered goldsmiths with Fairtrade gold and a Fairmined Licensee. These organisations connect small-scale artisanal miners to the international jewellery industry and promote high standards of health and safety, workers rights, education and environmental impact at the mines they work with.
‘A jewellery design a day’, is a challenge to add one new jewellery design a day to the blog. All designs are original ideas and are rendered using gouache water colours and a mixture of natural and synthetic fibre brushes. All design here can be commissioned to be made as items of fine jewellery.