David Fowkes Jewellery is located in rural Nottinghamshire, in an astonishing Coach House Gallery within Thoresby Courtyard, 20 miles North of Nottingham. For about a decade, the Grade I listed Courtyard, part of the impressive Thoresby Park, has been the home of the David Fowkes Studio Gallery. One of the most important philosophies of David Fowkes jewellery is to manufacture everything from start to finish in-house. This gives David the prospect to maintain incredibly high standards of quality and craftsmanship. Traditional skills are fundamental to his everyday working practises, but modern innovations such as laser technology have offered new creative avenues for both design and manufacture, enabling pieces that could not otherwise be achieved by traditional techniques only.
A speciality-cut aquamarine and diamond ring in 18 carat white gold.
Coloured gemstones with an interesting, unconventional cut are at the heart of the “Affinity”-collection of David Fowkes Jewellery. David has a UK exclusive to these rare and fantastic gems. Commission pieces are often inspired by a gemstone that can eventually lead to a whole suite of jewellery. Sometimes the project can begin from a piece of rough material – David works closely with his artisan stone cutters, hence he can get involved and influence the cutting and the design of the gemstones. Parallel to jewellery with coloured gemstones runs the “Opal”collection. The black opals and boulder opals are sourced from a few different mines in Australia. Again, as a result of close working relationships with the miners and cutters, David gets to cherry pick the best quality opals for his designs. The essence of David Fowkes Jewellery is in its uniqueness. Each piece is totally bespoke and handmade in Nottinghamshire. Nothing is being mass produced, therefore the majority of the work is commission based. David believes that it is essential to design closely with the client to create meaningful jewellery, which affirms their personal sense of style. David thrives on designing ageless, classic luxury that lasts through the test of time.
Unique. Timeless. Infinitively wearable. www.dfjewellery.co.uk
Asymmetric pair of earrings with specialitycut pink tourmalines with pink and white diamonds set in 18 carat white and yellow gold.
A fabulous speciality-cut citrine ring set in 18 carat white gold.
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