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Fabulous UK jeweller...Hatton Garden Bespoke Diamond Jewellery Workshop.

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  1. Hounddog
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    A couple of recent HG’s :appl:

    Yellow gold Opal Cabochon and Diamond set earrings.
    White 3ct ‘squarer’ Radient cut diamond ring.
     
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    by Maisie » Mar 13, 2019
    Such beautiful bling!

    Do we know the price range of this vendor? Sadly I’ve not come across a UK vendor who can compare price wise with ones from the US.
     
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    by Alex T » Mar 13, 2019
    He is pretty pricey, but in my opinion he is worth every penny. My eternity ring is so weighty & beautiful ❤️
     
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    by Hounddog » Mar 13, 2019
    Hi Maisie, Sorry, I don’t really know the answer to that. I know compared to buying a similar quality item from a UK ‘high end’ shop he’s VERY well priced.

    As everything is Bespoke to each client it’s difficult to give a guide line, it obviously depends what stones you choose, metals, intricacy of design etc etc.
    N.B. Although he’s just added a small amount of rings and a pendant he has already made to a new ‘shop’ on his FB Page if you fancy having a look at a few available pieces, with prices attached. Drool worthy! LOL!

    I think for his fabulous quality and expertise he’s a good-fair price, he’s a Workshop (without a sales force with a shop and overheads etc).
    In a shop his pieces would be MUCH MUCH more expensive.

    Sorry, waffling, but trying to work out an answer.... I don’t know how he’d compare to equivalent high quality jewellery at US prices.
    I know US prices always look good to us in the Uk, and I’ve heard that even with taxes and importation etc added they still come out slightly better priced...but then there’s the worry about buying online, not meeting the people in person, having it shipped here etc.

    If you’re interested in having something made its probably best to just enquire with him. He’s great at replying to private messages on FB etc.
    Hope that all helps!
     
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    Here’s a large Pear in Platinum he did a little while ago, with a matching Diamond set band.
     
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    Here’s a Marquise wearing a very pretty double halo, all in Platinum.
     
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    by Lykame » Mar 17, 2019
    I interacted with him relatively recently, nice guy and responsive to messages. At that time he was happy to work with stones he sourced and he was happy to work with 'family' stones. By this I mean, if I had wanted him to reset the diamond I had owned for eight years he was happy to do that. He's busy enough that he declined to work with outside new stones, which is fair enough.

    He was even willing to help me try and sell my stone and source via him a new one meeting my strict criteria, so that was cool. Then he was very honest with me that he was going to really struggle as it had medium blue fluorescence and the market in the UK and down Hatton Garden is really biased against fluorescence. Baffling (actually it makes flames come out my ears as a Hatton Garden jeweller sold me the stone in the first place) but I appreciated that he was just frankly honest and didn't try and lead me down a goose chase that wouldn't have worked with what he could offer.

    So yes, honourable, honest cool guy, and his work is exquisite. :geek2:
     
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    by Hounddog » Mar 17, 2019
    Thanks Lykame, It’s great to hear you had a good experience with him, even if he couldn’t help ultimately that time.
    As you say.... “and his work is exquisite”...yes definitely:love:

    Re that he’s happy to work with long owned ‘family’ stones. I’m hoping to go down this route, as I inherited my MIL’s engagement ring and (I think I’ve mentioned before) I’d like to re design it with extra stones...maybe a Ruby....although Sapphires are my favourites after Diamonds.

    Thanks Lykame.
     
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    I do like this one, a lovely unusually shaped Diamond with a halo in Platinum. Would also look fab as a pendant I think.
     
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    by Lykame » Mar 17, 2019
    You're welcome. :kiss2: I really liked his work and consider him a master craftsman. Honestly I like how 'solid' his settings are. I hope he is able to help you with your family stone. He warned me he was super busy and that certain request types involved a wait, but he was very approachable, and if he had been able to help at that time I do get the sense that he is worth the wait.

    Mmm ruby and sapphire... :lickout:
     
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    I do so love jewellery! :appl:
    Here’s another from HG Bespoke, it’s a gorgeous Padparadscha Sapphire with Diamond halo, set in Platinum and Rose Gold.
    A rather more traditional vibe, it’s gorgeous, especially in the video he’s showing on his FB Page.
    Reminiscent of Princess Eugenies engagement ring.

    Thanks again Lykame. Glad you like Rubies and Sapphires too...yummy indeed:lickout: Lol!
     
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    A touch more unusual...Tanzanite and Diamonds in Platinum with Rose gold claws/prongs.
     
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    Love this one, sadly way out of my league as I believe it’s a ......Natural Pink Diamond with a White Diamond halo, set in Rose gold with Platinum and Diamond set shank. Delicious and so wearable...if only!
     
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    by Hounddog » Mar 23, 2019
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    Here’s some older HG pretties. This I believe is a Blue Topaz with diamonds in Platinum.
     
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    Diamond cluster ring. Lots of bling on this one
     
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    A gorgeous ‘huge’ double Diamond Pear pendant, and three smaller bezel set stones.
     
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    The large centre diamond in this one was from an old ring, HG made the new ring to the customers requested design.
     
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    Cough...splutter...and YES please. :love::appl::lickout: The latest from HG...a fabulous set of earrings and a pendant.
    Oh WOW! Huge Diamond studs (at 2cts each stud) and a pendant made of a 1ct, then 1.5ct and finally a 2ct Diamond...all set in Platinum.
    Total Diamond weight 8.5cts .....that’s one very fortunate lady who’s sparkling everywhere she goes:love:....LOVE THEM!

    Getting a bit over excited, I love simply set, yet stunningly beautiful, classy diamond jewellery.
     
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    by Hounddog » Apr 6, 2019
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    Here’s three pendants. A uniquely cut black spinel with diamonds set in Platinum with a Rose gold chain. There’s lots of mythology and imagery in this pendant which is fascinating, head over to HG’s Page if you’d like to know all about it. Next is a beautiful Red (?Garnet) Kite shaped pendant with a Diamond. I love this one. Then a stunning flowing pendant ‘fire coloured’ pendant. Much better information about them all on HG Bespoke’s FB Page.
     
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    62DACF05-556D-4E2C-B9CA-30BF7FCCCBE6.jpeg B87F7B4C-E670-48B4-A215-28777898FC79.jpeg A Huge Aquamarine and Blue Diamond (heated) halo in a Rose gold head.
     
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    Two stunning pendants, one fabulous multi stone and diamond pendant. I love this one, it’s so classically beautiful.
    The second was made for a client using her pre owned stones, creating a lovely new design to show them off beautifully.
     
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    A rather large architectural design. I think using the clients pre owned about 10ct Diamond from an old ring. The substantial diamond and head height needed some fitting balls to balance the weight, and stabilise it after the ring fitted over the clients knuckle, I believe.
     
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    Stunning platinum ring with fabulous Blue and white Diamonds. Lovely back view showing the craftsmanship...wow!
     
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    What a colour!! I don’t think it’s actually a heart shape, but in that fabulously fruity colour I keep seeing it as a heart
     
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    by Alex T » Apr 12, 2019
    @Hounddog I’m not very tech savvy, but HG posted up the ring he made for Emily Andre this evening. You might want to add that dazzler to this thread!
     
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    Thanks Alex, that’s a great idea.
    Here it is...the Platinum ring HG made for Peter Andres wife Emily Andre. A rather large centre Diamond, I believe measuring nearest to/or actually 10mm!!
     
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    On a big and beautiful theme... this one is amazing! A real architectural beauty, HG has such skill and artistry.
    I’d love to see this on the hand of the very fortunate lady...hint.. hint, just incase she’s a PS member.
     
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    This is such a great thread, @Hounddog! I'm really enjoying it! Thank you for all your effort in putting it together. :))
     
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    Thanks mrs-b, that’s really kind of you to say, and I’m so pleased you are.
    I know you have great knowledge and fabulous jewellery. I love your threads, so it means a lot that you’re enjoying this one Thank you.
     
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    by Alex T » Apr 15, 2019
    If memory serves me right, this ring was a bit of a puzzle & had to be made in about 12 sections, and each large diamond was around 8 carats? It went to a celebrity in the North West of England, but I have yet to see it pop up in a magazine & he won’t tell me who it was!
     
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