I had such a lovely time interviewing Sarah Heulwen Lewis from Bespoke Jewellery Designer and learning all about the company. If you’re looking for Jewellery for your wedding day, you have come to the right place! Here’s what she had to say!
Bespoke Jewellery has been my life for the last 12 years! I started designing when I was a little girl, beading together my Nan's broken jewellery, making paper shoes for my dolls and drawing portraits with my Grampa. I guess you could say I have been in the creative industry forever – it's all I know and love!
The company first launched in 2017, its focus has expanded from bespoke wedding items to include all things unique! Weddings are still very much at the heart of the business, but we love to upcycle it inspires and spurs us on – it's all about the sentiment for us. It's just so special knowing we're breathing new life into much-loved, yet unworn items so they can be enjoyed for a lifetime as new mementoes for you and your family. From engagement rings, wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings to tiaras and anything in-between, nothing is too much trouble and we adore a challenge!
Our price range is between £500 to £10,000 plus, bespoke designs vary greatly and we're happy to work to individual budgets, to make sure we deliver the perfect item. We work with silver, gold and platinum with styles that depend totally on the individual - from very contemporary designs to vintage. We source all our gemstones from reputable companies from around the UK, all diamonds are Kimberley Certified and larger diamonds are GIA certified. We can also source fair-trade diamonds and gemstones from around the world where desired.
We offer consultations, jewellery advice and special bespoke designs for weddings, anniversary gifts or 'just because'. We also offer an extra-special upcycling service. Turning old, unworn yet sentimental items into new treasures that can be cherished for a lifetime is very much at the heart of the company. We adore bringing unworn treasures in your jewellery box to life, inspiring you to love and cherish them once more. My favourite part of the job is the consultations and design stage: those first steps on the journey to bring peoples visions, ideas and dreams into reality is wonderful.
For couples looking for the perfect jewellery, don't just think about the big day. Chose jewellery that will make you smile for years to come, a piece that speaks your personality and feels like a natural part of you, almost as if it has always been there. If you're investing in a bespoke personalised piece make sure you love the design before proceeding, it's so important to have something that you can cherish and show off with pride. With careful thought, your piece with gather meaning as the years roll on. The sentiment and value will become irreplaceable and everlasting.
There are multiple steps when it comes to creating jewellery. Firstly, it's important to create a collection of images you like, use Pinterest or scan magazines for rings you like – the more the merrier! This will help us both understand what kind of style you're drawn to and desire. Next is the consultation with initial sketches followed by sourcing diamonds or gemstones if required, and the presentation of a few hand-drawn design sketches. Then it's time for the CAD Design and Resin Sample (if needed) followed by craftsmen and women working their magic. Lastly, the exciting part which is the presentation via collection or delivery!There's nothing that makes me smile more than seeing the excitement and love between two people.
Being a part of such a special time is incredible, knowing my creation will be cherished, loved and worn forever. With every journey from design to finished piece, my heart grows and believes in love just that little bit more. What could be more special than that? We believe in the whole experience, turning your dreams and desires into a reality. For us, it's about making sentimental heirlooms, that will last a lifetime. Our biggest goal is to make people smile every day and we offer honesty, craftsmanship, loyalty and passion.
We're currently designing limited-edition wedding accessories to be launched shortly with our long-term goal to have a studio space to showcase all our delights!
Find out more about the company here: www.heulwenlewisbespoke.com