It's been a long time since i've launched my brand new designs on a website. Way back, I used to put them on my home page and sing and dance about them. I'm not sure it's to do with the fact that they seem to have to share the attention and my time with the Bespoke pieces or whether i'm not on my website enough. But I need to make a chance and embrace the technology. So... with that in mind I will post a few blogs about the story behind some of my new pieces that will soon be...
Antigua, the jewel of the Caribbean, has always held a special place in my heart. With half of my family hailing from the Caribbean, I've had the privilege of exploring this enchanting island many times on our way across the Caribbean visiting family. During my most recent visit to Antigua, I had the extraordinary opportunity to step into the world of opulence by visiting some of the most stunning luxury homes and villas on the island. This experience not only deepened my love for this beautiful destination but also underscored my passion for luxury design and interiors—a passion I bring to life through my bespoke and luxury high-end jewellery brand based in London.
A Caribbean Gem
Antigua, with its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush landscapes, is a Caribbean paradise like no other. Its rich history, vibrant culture, and warm, welcoming people create an irresistible allure. Every visit to this island feels literally like coming home, and I cherish the connection I have with this tropical paradise.
Up until Christmas you can treat yourself to 15% off of the CS London collection pieces. These include the Limited Edition Bracelet, Circle Pendant, Long Line Necklace and small Spinner Rings.
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Happy Christmas to you
Love Claudia x
One of the first questions I usually get asked from a gentleman when enquiring about a Bespoke Engagement Ring is 'what size should I get?'. Well, it's always a little bit of a shocker for them to receive the news that the leap between carat sizes is substantially smaller than the leap between the price of each carat !
Personally, I mean if you can afford it then a 3 carat is a nice size (she says, ever hopeful hers will grow) BUT i've made many beautiful engagement rings that are bang on one carat.
So really the answer lies not in the size of stone but in the design. What are you hoping to achieve? What is the look you are going for? I also find that by having a different cut of diamond, say a princess or a marquise cut then you can often find they "appear" larger in size once set.
Whatever you decide, she's a lucky lady in the first place and anyway if she's so preoccupied by the size of the stone, then maybe it's a great opportunity to adjust the waving red flag in front of you and set off into the sunset.
It's such a pleasure to be able create beautiful and intricate Jewellery for my clients. Just to give you an idea of who it is I usually make for. If it's engagement rings then I'll be spending 80% of my time with a man and his desire to create something special that will last a lifetime for his fiancé. If i'm making something as a special one off design, maybe or a birthday or anniversary then I'll be spending almost 100% of my time with my women clients. I don't have a preference as the stories and the experience of...