HERITAGE LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
From a young age Daniel has always been fascinated with his father’s jewellery workshop and all the amazing pieces of jewellery he would show him, but most impressive was the fact that he made them all himself by hand.
So at the age of 17 Daniel decided to follow in his Father's footsteps and have a go at making a ring himself, the rest is history....
He instantly fell in love with the workshop life and the satisfaction of making beautiful jewellery. His father decided to offer him the chance of doing the standard 5 year jeweller’s apprenticeship within his company under his watchful command.
10 years later Daniel felt that he had learnt enough to start his own company and began specialising in one-off bespoke piece for private clients and high end retail shops.
After 16 years in the jewellery business he can genuinely say that he still gets immense pleasure delivering that one piece of jewellery that remains with someone forever and even for generations to come.
Classically Trained Master Diamond Mounter & Goldsmith
Daniel has been hand making jewellery for seventeen years. He was taught by one of the best jewellers in London (his father), who was well known throughout Hatton garden for making jewellery for some of the best shops in London.
Specialising in one-off unique pieces, Daniel prides himself on perfection and absolute client satisfaction.
His workshop is based in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. The area is steeped in the history of the diamond trade, Daniel makes jewellery for some of the most reputable shops there, as well as private clients.
Once you enter his premises you will instantly realise this is a genuine master craftsman’s workshop. Daniel has chosen to keep the feel of his father’s original workshop, by making sure all of the tradition tools never get dusty.
I just love the fact that I’m using the same techniques and tools as my father and all the generations before me. The idea of using a computer or machine to create something that’s meant to be so personal just doesn’t do the jewellery justice,
I want to create something using my mind’s natural interpretation of what the client is after, and of course use my hands to physically make it.
It’s a great feeling of satisfaction seeing a client genuinely speechless when they are presented with the final piece, and knowing that I actually made it as well as guided them through the whole process feels priceless!
As they say...find a job you love and you'll never do a days work again!
Prior to meeting Daniel, he will obtain from you through email or a phone call what you are looking for in terms of design, type of metal, quality of gemstone and your budget. He will then source a range of suitable gems, be it diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald etc, for you to view
This is where Daniel’s knowledge and integrity benefits you the client.
PROCESS299% of the time a client has seen or read about the 4 C’s: cut, clarity, colour and carat. Understandably they think that if a certificate says D colour VS1 clarity on ten stones, that means they’re all the same quality, but it’s completely untrue.
Every stone has its own characteristics. For example, spread and depth, how much natural sparkle and fire it gives off...So I always show my clients a range of stones to look at under a magnifying glass to compare all their attributes. Under the bright lights of a shop or when they are already set into a ring you can’t see the stone’s true characteristics.
Once Daniel is satisfied he has sourced the perfect gems he will arrange a day for you to visit him in his workshop where you can see all the traditional tools and watch Daniel’s team creating beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Then in the privacy of his office you can sit down and be a part of the design process, exchanging ideas on how you see the final piece looking, while Daniel sketches your one off piece of jewellery, as well as choosing the perfect gem with Daniel’s guidance and expertise.
Once you are happy to go ahead, the making process will begin. Most pieces take 2-3 weeks to complete depending on the complexity, if a client expresses the desire to come in half way through the process to see how the ring sits on the finger and the general look and feel before the gems are set into the piece, then that’s always possible.
On completion, Daniel will arrange a day for you to collect your beautiful piece of jewellery.