I love the creative design process and making something deeply personal, so of course I'd love to design a piece with you that will be treasured forever. This may begin with an idea of the style you like, who the item is for or if it's for a special occasion. I will also re-model heirloom jewellery, re-using sentimental stones and metal into a new concept. I will come up with different ideas based on suggestions you've given me and alter them until they're exactly what you want. I have discussed designs in person, via email or Zoom/Skype. This allows me to work with people no matter where they are in the world! Please get in touch via the contact form on this website or email Lisa at if you'd like to chat about possibilities.
I love reworking existing jewellery to make something even more sentimental but am equally happy to source gemstones from which you choose your perfect treasure. Gemstones are sourced as ethically as possible from reputable dealers or I use reclaimed/vintage stones to minimise the impact on the environment. Characterful stones with inclusions, uncut or unusual cuts are my speciality. I'm open to working in any metal, I always use recycled gold and can also use certified fairtrade gold on request.
I love using centuries old techniques and tools to physically connect with the craft and the history of goldsmithing. I believe this helps to bring out the natural, raw elements of the materials. My personal favourite is 18 carat yellow gold, you just can't beat that glow!
platinum diamond and sapphire engagement ring
"Lisa designed an incredible engagement ring for me to propose. We went through my ideas and Lisa built on them to create something more perfect than I could have imagined. I was updated with drawings and photos during the process. Lisa provided an option of some amazing diamonds for me to choose from for the centre and also managed to source some sapphires from a particular requested country.I could not recommend Ellem enough! Lisa is friendly and patient and amazing at what she does."
white gold & diamond shape to fit ring
"Lisa designed the ring to sit perfectly next to the ruby ring I had made previously, together they look even more stunning.
This was during lockdown via post and we still managed to keep it a surprise"
silver oak leaf pendant
"Lisa designed and made a beautiful one-off piece of jewellery for my girlfriend. Lisa is very easy to talk to and I was really happy with her drawing for the leaf, she did a wonderful job and my girlfriend was really happy with it. Would have happily paid much more than the price she quoted."
gold bar necklace with heirloom stones
"Lisa remodelled my late mother's sentimental ring into a necklace. We discussed designs, stone layouts and Lisa guided me through suggestions and options, until we had a design I was really happy with. I honestly felt that Lisa really understood exactly what I wanted from day 1 and the end result is a fabulous piece of jewellery that looks exactly how I hoped it would, and I haven't taken it off since I picked it up! I have recommended Lisa to anyone who asks about my piece."
gold & diamond shape to fit wedding band
"I wanted a bespoke wedding ring to complement and fit around my vintage 1920’s engagement ring. Lisa listened to what I wanted and created the most beautiful wedding ring that looked like it was meant to go with my engagement ring. I’m absolutely thrilled with it! I would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for a piece of jewellery.”
gold wedding bands & gold pearl pendants
"We commissioned Lisa to make our wedding rings as well as two matching pendants to give to our mums during the wedding speeches. She designed bespoke jewellery that was loved by all and are our treasured items.Thank you so much Lisa, you're a talented jewellery designer!"
gold Dune ring
"Having Lisa from Ellem jewellery create my custom ring for me was a delight from start to finish. Lisa made me clear of all my options from price point to style so I felt completely happy and confident in my decisions. I now have a beautiful gold ring that I wear every single day, Lisa's work is not just exquisite craftsmanship but she also makes her pieces so comfortable to wear."
white gold & diamond shape to fit ring
"I needed someone to create something special for my wife's 30th using a sentimental ruby from Myanmar, Lisa did just that. From designing something beautiful and in keeping with the ruby's origin. The lotus flower is the Buddhist symbol for purification of the spirit, this was added by Lisa to frame the ruby. Thoughtful and amazing work".