I found Gavin's web site via a Google search and was really impressed with the reviews and the stunning jewellery. I was looking for a jeweller to repair a gold and diamond eternity ring which I had bought from an independent jewellery designer a few years ago. The ring had 3 rows of diamonds but the clasps were weak and unfortunately I lost quite a few stones. I loved the design of the ring but had already resigned myself to changing it as I didn't believe it would ever be fit for purpose (it had already been back and forwards to the original designer several times and on one occasion I had to wait up to a year for it to be returned). I didn't meet Gavin; we spoke on the phone and I sent a few photos of the damaged ring. Gavin explained why the setting wasn't substantial enough to accommodate the stones and reassured me that he would be able to melt it down and remake it to the same design but with a much stronger setting and that it would probably take a month to do this. I posted the ring to Gavin and he confirmed that he had started the work and was really confident that I would be pleased with the outcome. One month later, Gavin posted the finished ring and it is beautiful. He has retained the same delicate design but it is so much more substantial. I really feel confident that I can wear it without worry! I am really delighted that I have found a jewellery designer who makes stunning jewellery and who you can totally trust. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gavin and look forward to commissioning something from scratch in the near future. Thank you Gavin!
Date of Posting: 04 July 2016
Posted By: Tracey
Gavin created my engagement ring and our wedding rings. Initially we had thought that our ideas were impossible on our budget, and indeed would have been on the high street. We had heard from other sources about some very high-end bespoke jewellery he had made, which had made us a little nervous at first as to whether our budget was a viable use of his time. From the moment we spoke to him on the phone to arrange an appointment he made us feel confident and valued. He remained enthusiastic and encouraging even though our designs changed a dozen times! He advised on the feasibility of our own ideas, as well as offering solutions and further inspiration to make sure it was absolutely perfect. He sent 3D graphics of the rings, as well as pictures of them at every stage of the process, to ensure they were EXACTLY what we were expecting and wanting. Appointments were available late into the evenings as well as at weekends, and he was constantly available by text, phone or email, always seeming eager to speak to us even when we were worried we were interfering too much! The level of professionalism was matched only by how personally he seemed to care about our satisfaction with his creations for us. They were the most easily, efficiently and pleasingly organised aspect of our entire wedding. I have never seen any ring that I prefer to the ones Gavin made for us. Thank you!
Date of Posting: 01 July 2016
Posted By: Beatrice and Jason
I was recommended Gavin by a close friend, and can honestly say the level of service and end product is simply fantastic! Gavin is an extremely likeable man who clearly takes great pride in his work. I purchased an engagement ring which I couldn't be happier with. The quality of the ring is first class and looks stunning. I cannot wait to see my partner's face. Thank you so much!
Date of Posting: 28 June 2016
Posted By: James
Found Gavin through a Google search for jewellery makers in Birmingham and he was the only one with nothing but amazing reviews. I wanted an eternity ring made to fit around my engagement ring and Gavin came up with some amazing ideas. I have just received my eternity ring and I am over the moon with it, I wish we had found him sooner when I had my wedding ring made!
Date of Posting: 25 June 2016
Posted By: Nell Salvage
Wearing a piece of bespoke, craftsman made jewellery gives that couturier feel, so you feel 'a million dollars' without having to spend it. It also has the advantage that you will not grow out of your purchase. I wanted something very specific, a gold pendant in the style of a 12thC sword (because I write novels set in that period). I chose Gavin, after looking online, because I felt he was first and foremost a craftsman who loved what he did, and would be as committed to giving me the perfect piece as I was have it. I also felt he would work with me to ensure what I envisaged would 'work' as a jewel. It was a highly enjoyable and stress free collaborative process.

I have to say I hit the jackpot. Gavin has produced exactly what I wanted, even suggesting extra detailing, and sourced the cabochon garnet to inset in the pommel. He was perfectly happy to make the blade in white gold and the hilt in yellow gold and keep exactly to the proportions I had requested, He had never made anything like it before, but what I have is not some generic 'pointy thing' that looks Goth, but a stunning jewel of quality, delicacy and charm that is very definitely a sword (12thC style) but still a feminine piece of jewellery. What is more, it was perfectly affordable, though I know full well it would be three or four times the price in the window of a Bond Street jeweller.

I have already commissioned Gavin to make me a pair of earings and a pendant ( no weaponry involved this time) and cannot wait to see the result of his turning my drawings into wonderful reality.

Thank you, Gavin.

Sarah Hawkswood
Date of Posting: 20 June 2016
Posted By: Sophia Buxton

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