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Cornish Jewellery Design: How to Commission Jewellery

From Cornwall's rich history to the breathtaking Cornish coast, it has been a source of inspiration for countless artists, including jewellers. But when it comes to creating a piece of jewellery that reflects your personal story and connection to this enchanting place, nothing can match the magic of a bespoke, handmade Cornish jewellery piece from Sennen Jewellery.

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Why Choose a Handmade Cornish Jewellery Design?

Each piece of jewellery tells a story. When you opt for handmade Cornish jewellery, you're not just getting a piece of metal or stone. You're investing in a piece of art, crafted with passion and precision.


The unique designs, including engagement rings, Wedding rings and handmade bracelets inspired by the beauty of Cornwall, are often embedded with gemstones, each carrying its essence and story.


There's something innately personal about wearing a piece of jewellery inspired by the Cornish coast, especially when it's been handcrafted just for you.


Cornish Silver Wedding Rings
Handmade Silver Wedding Rings with Cornish Language engraving

Sennen Jewellery: Your Guide to Beautiful Gold and Silver Jewellery


Valuing Cornwall's natural splendor and dedicated to ethical craftsmanship, Sennen Jewellery is one of the leading jewellery designers in the region. Whether you're looking for a sterling silver necklace, an engagement ring that encapsulates your unique love story, or a set of Gold Wedding rings that intertwine two lives, we've got you covered.


Wedding Rings: A Symbol of Everlasting Love


Getting the right wedding ring is crucial. It's a piece you'll wear for a lifetime. At Sennen Jewellery, we understand the sentiment behind these rings. Be it a classic gold band or an elaborate design set with gemstones from the Cornish coast, we ensure your ring reflects your unique love story.

Cornwall Gold Wedding Rings
Handmade Gold Wedding Rings

Commissioning Your Cornish Jewellery Design: The Process

1. Get in Touch

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Your journey begins with a simple step - reaching out to our in-house designer. Be it through email, over the phone, or in person, we're here to guide you, answer any queries, and offer initial sketched ideas at no extra charge.



2. The Initial Consultation

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During this stage, it's all about realising your vision. We discuss your requirements, whether it's the metal type - be it sterling silver, 9ct gold, 18ct gold, platinum, or Cornish tin - or the stones, including diamonds or Cornish sourced gemstones. Rest assured, all materials come from ethical and non-conflict sources.

Having a clear idea about ring size, budget, and any specific deadlines is also crucial during this phase.

3. Initial Sketches

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Once we've gathered all the necessary details, our team provides hand-drawn sketches to help you visualise your design. This phase solidifies the design, resulting in a detailed sketch accompanied by a quote.




4. Payment

To bring your vision to life, a deposit ranging from 50% to 100% may be required, depending on the intricacy and work involved in the piece.

5. Crafting Your Vision

Upon design approval, our jeweller starts crafting your jewellery piece. This meticulous process, influenced by the inspiration derived from the beauty of Cornwall, takes anywhere between two to eight weeks. If the piece needs to be finished by a certain date, like a Wedding, please just let us know and we will do our utmost to fit it in. Once your custom jewellery is ready, you can either collect it in person or receive it through our secure tracked service.

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Handmade White Gold Rings with Cornish Tin Inlay

Engagement Rings: The Surprise Proposal

One of the most enchanting moments of many love stories is the surprise engagement. The sheer joy, the tears, the laughter — it all culminates in the presentation of a beautiful engagement ring. At Sennen Jewellery, we understand the nuances that go into picking that perfect ring. But one of the trickiest parts can be determining the right size without giving the surprise away. Here are some ingenious ways to do it:

  1. Borrow a Ring: If your loved one already has a collection of rings, borrowing one that they wear on the same finger can give you a good idea. Just remember to return it without them noticing!

  2. The Cleaning Excuse: You can say you want to clean all their jewellery for them as a kind gesture, giving you access to the rings without raising suspicion.

  3. Ask Friends or Family: Sometimes, they might already know or can find out without arousing suspicion. But ensure they're good at keeping secrets!

  4. The Paper Test: While they're asleep, wrap a thin strip of paper around the ring finger and mark where it overlaps. Measure the length, and you have a close estimate!

  5. Engage in Conversations: Casually discuss ring sizes in conversations or play a game of guessing each other's ring sizes.

Selecting an engagement ring, especially when it's a surprise, requires tact, patience, and a little bit of ingenuity. However, once you see the joy on your loved one's face, every ounce of effort will be worth it. And at Sennen Jewellery, we're here to help at every step of your Cornish jewellery design journey.

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Cornwall isn't Just a Place

Cornwall isn't just a place; it's a feeling. And at Sennen Jewellery, we're here to encapsulate that emotion into a tangible piece of art that you can carry with you forever. So, if you're ready to embark on a journey of craftsmanship, passion, and Cornish spirit, get in touch with us. We look forward to crafting a one-of-a-kind piece just for you.


FAQs: Cornish Jewellery Design


What metals do you work with in your Cornish Jewellery design?

We offer a range of metals including Sterling Silver, 9ct Gold, 18ct Gold, Platinum, and Cornish Tin.


Can I incorporate Cornish semi precious gemstones in my design?

Yes, we are able to source a small number of gemstones from Cornwall or even a crystal that you have found yourself.

How long does it take for a custom piece to be completed?

Depending on the design's complexity, it can take anywhere from two to eight weeks.


Are all your materials ethically sourced?

Yes, we guarantee that all our materials, from metals to gemstones, come from ethical and non-conflict sources.


Do you offer designs in recycled metals?

We are committed to sustainable practices and offer designs in recycled metals upon request, including recycling metal from a customers own piece of jewellery.

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