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.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Physical Shop / Studio
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.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Bridget Wheatley
I welcome you to view my products. I would be happy to work with you to create your desired piece of jewellery for you special day. I look forward to meeting you soon. Warm wishes Bridget
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in December 2017
Bridget made a ring based on just what I had imagined and I love it. She turned round my request with very little notice so I would have my ring in time for our wedding ...
Gavin & Philippa
Married in July 2017
Beautiful rings and a wonderful design service
We wanted something quirky and personal to mark 20 years of coupledom. Bridget guided us through the process of design and choosing materials, helping us turn our initial...
Daniel and Katherine
Married in September 2017
The perfect rings for a perfect wedding
Daniel knew I was a fan of Bridget's jewellery so he chose one of her creations as an engagement ring. I get soooo many lovely comments about it from people, especially a...
Ben and Maria
Married in July 2017
We got both our engagement and wedding rings from Bridget. Rings were beautiful and service was very personal. Silver samples were made quickly so we could be sure of d...
Wedding: May 2017
A fitting tribute for a special Australian opal
Bridget has skilfully crafted this beautiful pendant for me from an opal brought across from Australia to celebrate a special anniversary. She has added sophistication a...
Wedding: July 2017
Special opal ring
I comissioned a black opal ring from Bridget this summer. She showed me a beautiful collection of stones and designed a lovely ring. I love it.
Location & Contact Details
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Travelling by public transport, there is a bus from the railway station to Iffley Turn, from here a 4 minute walk. By car, from the M40 to A34 follow directions to Cowley and Iffley turn.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Psychologies, Fashion London, Rebecca@rebeccacohen-2d,
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 No. 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 Special Offer10% discount with every order except bespoke commissions