WyckoffSmith

Michele Wyckoff Smith Jewellery

London, United Kingdom · 191 Sales

WyckoffSmith

Michele Wyckoff Smith Jewellery

London, United Kingdom 191 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Bold and simple contemporary silver and gold jewellery inspired by time hewn natural forms and textures using traditional goldsmith techniques.

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2017

Bold and simple contemporary silver and gold jewellery inspired by time hewn natural forms and textures using traditional goldsmith techniques.

Michele Wyckoff-Smith

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Michele Wyckoff-Smith

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Sometimes you just want a beautiful ring that is a bit unusual. You can choose your favourite square stone for this beautifully textured ring.
Wouldn't these make unique wedding rings? More of these popular wrap rings are made up and in stock. If you are interested in one, send me a message for a custom listing.
A beautiful selection of gemstones waiting to be made into Platform Rings. I have quite a few beautiful rings in my shop right now. Any of these stones can be custom ordered.
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About

Bold and simple contemporary silver and gold jewellery inspired by time hewn natural forms made with traditional goldsmith techniques.

I am constantly in search of textures and shapes in the world around me. Whether it is rusting and twisted bits of metal in the road or pebbles along the seaside, these objects become my treasures and inspiration. Organic motifs become bold, graphic shapes in a collage of contrasting textures and forms. Silver wire is drawn into abstract silhouettes within chains, which develop into asymmetrical patterns repeated throughout my work. I translate the surfaces and shapes created by the ravages of time into bold and simple forms in precious metals and gemstones.

My designs begin with abstract drawings, paper constructions, looking at found objects and manipulation of metal pieces. Hand-carved pieces of wax evolve into silver or gold rings that are miniature sculptures worn on the body, sensuous to the touch. I work in metal, reacting to the beauty of the materials, shapes and textures. By embracing this technique, I find little surprises that develop into more complex pieces. Other times, I abandon the piece on my bench, only to find it later and incorporate it into another metal collage. Some of these discoveries become part of my repertoire; occasionally they can’t be replicated. As I finish each piece, I want to ensure it maintain its handmade appearance.

I think about how my pieces can be worn in a number of different ways. Pendants double as rings, bangles become elements in necklaces and clasps are featured focal points. As I work, I ask myself, “How can this be worn a different way?” My clients respond to the sensuous nature of the organic shapes and textures, often choosing to wear them daily.

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Shop members

  • Michele Wyckoff Smith

    Owner, Maker, Contemporary Jewellery Designer

    Interested in the ravages time takes on natural materials, I collect smoothed stones and base metals that develop simplified shapes and subtle textures over time. My handmade Contemporary Jewellery is made in my studio in London, UK.

Production partners

  • Casting Company

    London, England

    When I don't have access to a large workshop to do my castings, I use one of the best casting companies in London to make my rings. They use recycled silver or gold to create the highest quality products. I do all of my own surface finishing.

  • Gold Plating service

    City of London, England

    Established in 1927, this polishing and plating service is used by many of London's top jewellers. They guarantee their work, but so far I have never had a problem.

  • London Assay Office, The Goldsmiths' Company

    City of London, England

    The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, more commonly known as the Goldsmiths' Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London. By law, all objects are tested to guarantee their metal content before hallmarking.

  • Hand Engraver

    City of London, England

    I use a engraver in the heart of Hatton Garden, who engraves everything by hand by the traditional means.

  • Stonesetter & Polisher

    City of London, England

    This professional stone setting and polishing workshop is in the heart of London's Jewellery district (Hatton Garden) and provides the highest quality service to the jewellery trade.

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Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do wholesale orders. Please send me a message for details about my policies and minimum order information.

Custom and personalised orders

Some items lend themselves to personalising better than others. Please send me a convo for more details.

If you see something you like, but it is not offered in your size, please send me a message. I am happy to give you a quote in a different size. Certain rings can't be made in very small sizes, however, custom designs can be made at an additional fee.

Care instructions

Silver is quite robust and worn daily it rarely tarnishes. I recommend a polishing cream to shine up your pieces. Please do not wear silver in the swimming pool. The chlorine causes it to turn black.

Gift wrapping and packaging

My work comes packaged in either a blue and black box or a branded Wyckoff Smith Jewellery drawstring bag, which can also be used for storage. If your item is a gift and you would like me to post it directly to someone with a gift card, please let me know at checkout.

Sizing details

Most sizing is quoted in UK measurements. Conversion charts are readily available on Google or Pinterest. If you are unsure about UK sizes, please send me a message and I can help you find a conversion chart.

Trying to find the size of a ring you need for a surprise gift or engagement ring? There are great free iPhone apps you can use where you lay an existing ring onto your phone to find out the ring size. I like "Ring Sizer from Jason Withers" or "ring sizer by QP".