Shimell And Madden Bespoke Lifeline Brooch
Shimell And Madden - design/goldsmith duo based in London - has a very distinctive style. We are smitten by their complex layered geometric designs and signature finishes and we are delighted to see many of our customers agree!
But did you know they are also available for bespoke work? Continue reading to see what they can do.
Shimell & Madden had a customer who loved their style and wanted to rework her own jewellery into a more modern piece. Each piece of jewellery marked a special event in her life or was a gift from a special person, so each one carried much meaning for her. She wanted to be able to wear all her memories in one piece.
She contacted Shimell & Madden for ideas and they showed her a number of possibilities for a contemporary brooch.
Once the client selected her favourite design Shimell and Madden started by removing all the gems from the customer's jewellery and creating new settings for the gems.
Gems removed from customer's jewellery Gems and their new settings
Next step was to assemble the settings and add claws to hold the gems in place. I am always fascinated by how ugly and messy the jewellery gets in the middle of the process, before emerging as a precious jewel.
Assembling the settings Claws added to hold the gems securely
The last steps involve adding the brooch fittings, applying the surface textures, and finally set the gems.
Attaching the brooch fittings Gems securely set Brand new Lifeline brooch, capturing customers fond memories
What a stunning way to carry her memories with her every day!