Recreating beloved jewellery with ‘skill, patience & understanding’

At Nicholas Wylde, we can create – and sometimes recreate – exquisite pieces of jewellery according to each clients’ wishes.

Our inhouse workshops and the highly skilled goldsmiths and gem setters who work for us there, can make anything from precious metals and stones, limited only by the imagination.

Recently, we delighted one client, Lucy, by recreating a lost brooch perfectly – from only a photograph of the original.

Lucy takes up the story from there:

“I recently lost a small ruby and gold brooch which I have had for nearly 30 years and which had considerable sentimental value. Unfortunately, the only record I had of it was a photograph of it on a dress, and as the brooch was about the size of a 5 pence piece, it was a very small image. However, when I asked Nicholas to make me a new one, I was immediately reassured that with time and patience we would replicate the original design, and from that point, that he would make me a replacement I would be happy with.

After an initial discussion, a close look at the picture and a measurement of the design on the original dress which I still had, Nicholas produced a drawing which I was so happy with and showed me a selection of rubies to choose from so that we could replicate the colour of the original. Even then, I had a slightly nervous wait while it was being made, because the original piece was still so clear in my head and I wasn’t sure if I had conveyed all the necessary information. The detail and character in such a small piece is so important.

When I went to collect the brooch I was amazed, it looks and feels the same as the original. The only difference being that the new brooch has a much better clasp which is far less likely than the original one to come undone while I’m wearing it. As I wear this pretty much every day, this is a significant improvement. I now feel as if I have my original brooch back, and I am happy.

 Nicholas’ skill, patience and understanding made the process of recreating this piece enjoyable and reassuring.”

Read all about our Bespoke services here:

nicholaswylde.com/bespoke/

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