Bridget Wheatley Contemporary Jewellery
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Handmade collections of jewellery in silver and precious metals with precious stones and pearls. Bespoke service available.
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- Bridget epitomises the term designer/maker with an instinctive talent and curiosity that has stayed with her from her childhood in rural Hertfordshire. She studied at Watford School of Art and then at Birmingham School of Jewellery. After graduating in 1983, Bridget developed her early distinctive collections in pvc, resin and silver and sold to shops and Galleries around the world, including 'Liberty' of London. In 1985 Bridget moved to Oxfordshire and set up her first workshop 'Unikkii' on the multi cultural Cowley Road. In 2000, she formed Bridget Wheatley Contemporary Jewellery, earning a reputation for her gem set rings and her sometimes bold...sometimes delicate...but always feminine collections. Now Bridget has moved to a purpose built studio to focus on handcrafted, bespoke and small-run collections. While her style evolves and remains instinctive; her quality and wearability remains unaltered. Handmade wedding and engagement rings from collections or with a bespoke service. Using precious metals alone or combined with precious stones to make a piece that is unique for the customer. Stones can be sourced and viewed with no obligation, except a small handling charge. Stones come from UK based companies, that Bridget has been doing business with for 30 years and are ethically sourced. Collections of handcrafted jewellery with varying themes available in silver, silver with a good quality satin gold plate or both 9ct and 18ct gold. Very popular collections are: 'Amy', tiny plumb hearts as earrings and pendants and with freshwater pearls and 'Rose' collection from a small three dimensional rosebud, to a stylised, hollow rose design. Available online or from visiting Bridget's studio, bespoke available with these collections.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established1984# Of Weddings HostedBetween 30 and 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
platinum, diamond and emerald wedding and engagement rings
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
instinctive, quality, unique, wear-ability, bespoke
What about your business are you most proud of?
Handcrafted with an eye for detail and finish.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allowing enough time and budget for your bespoke jewellery.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Simplicity with detail.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Contact via email or phone, arrange a visit to discuss options. Drawings and models supplied with estimates. When all is agreed, delivery date arranged, deposit is paid, details for engraving then I will make your rings. Delivery for simple wedding bands with hand engraving 4-6 weeks, for bespoke rings please allow a longer period of up to 12 weeks.
What are your favourite wedding traditions for rings?
The sentiments inside the rings by engraving
What is the most romantic engraving you have seen on a wedding ring?
..today, tomorrow and always.
Which ring do you think holds most significance for a bride?
wedding ring as it is a symbol of the union of two people for eternity
What is your favourite proposal story?
on top of a mountain, that's two now!
- Bridebook Discount: 10%
- Bridebook Special Offer: 10% discount with every order except bespoke commissions