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Special Commissions & Bespoke Design

Unique to You

Susan offers a bespoke design service, collaborating with you to create one off pieces of jewellery as individual as you are. The Studio offers a unique design service that allows you to turn your ideas into a beautiful piece of jewellery. We have a choice of precious metals and a large selection of fine stones from all over the world such as conflict free diamonds direct from Antwerp, beautiful boulder opals direct from the cutters at Coober Pedy in Australia, ceylon sapphires, burmese rubies, tanzanites, aquamarines and scottish cairngorms.

bespoke designs

Creative Direction

We take a relaxed and collaborative approach in the design process, bringing your ideas from concept to reality with our signature aesthetic weaved into the design. We can offer our expertise by way of guidance in choosing the best materials to compliment your piece, as well as gemstone selection to set the design off perfectly.

Bespoke Jewellery

Past Commissions

The workshop has created bespoke jewellery for many well known customers over the years including designers such as Jasper Conran and Liberty of London. We also have our jewellery on The Royal Scotsman train, the Orient Express and in The British Museum. There are many a happy customer with whom we have had the privilege of making one off pieces for, not least, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Comission your Bespoke Design

Our bespoke design services are by appointment with Designer Susan Plowman. Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable time.


Our Bespoke Design Projects

Gillian and David

Engagement Ring Design

Gillian and David came into the shop after a walk on our local beach. David had just proposed to Gillian using a limpet shell that he had found on the beach and they asked for this to be incorporated into the engagement ring design. They wanted the ring to be made in platinum and with a "D" colour pear shaped diamond that they chose from my selection of gemstones

Morag and Callum

Pink Sapphire Engagment Ring

Callum contacted me and asked me to design a surprise engagement ring for his fiance Morag. Morag is a regular customer and often comes in with her mother and sister. She pointed to a pink sapphire from my tray of coloured gemstones while she was looking for a stone for another ring and said that she would really like this sapphire for her engagement ring. I was delighted to be asked to make this ring for Morag and happy that she loved it.

Lauren and Calum

Engagement & Wedding Ring

Calum asked me to source a one carat "G" colour diamond for his fiance Lauren, he had his mother's wedding ring which he wanted me to use. This design of engagement ring is perfect if you have an existing family wedding ring with engraving that you wish to keep intact, but also want to incorporate into the design, as the wedding ring just slots in neatly

Corporate Commission

Royal Scotsman Train

A kilt pin, stick pin, cap pin, and brooch all made in sterling silver. These were designed for the Royal Scotsman Train and feature their crest logo. These pieces were made to be sold on the train and gifted to special clients