Hannah Bedford skilfully combines the ancient art of granulation with design innovation for a contemporary signature look. Influenced by organic growth and the ever-changing movement of water, Hannah cultivates new ways to embellish her pieces with delicate droplets of gold. Contrasting precious metals add tone and richness to Hannah’s aesthetic.
Sculptural waves may be joined in whorls of gold granulation, where ocean-toned sapphires are artfully nestled. Or fine granulation may interlace between surfaces, linking necklaces and bangles, embellishing delicate earrings and weaving across engagement and wedding rings. Minute granules may be embedded with exquisite diamond detailing or hidden surfaces covered with delicate granulation. A beautiful secret unbeknown to all but the wearer.
Focussed on growing her ethical credentials, Hannah offers Fairtrade and recycled precious metal options as well as certified ethical diamonds and gems. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in her studio at Cockpit Arts in London, where Hannah also works with clients, to create beautiful bespoke commissions. Hannah lives and works in South London with her partner and two young children.
Media Testimonials"Key also to the appeal are its sustainability credentials — jewellery made with such skill and care is, by its nature, built to last. Yet it’s the emotional connection to a jewel and its maker that makes these pieces so special."
Jessica Diamond, The Sunday Times Style
"Indy Best Rating 10/10. The best overall alternative engagement ring for 2022 – Hannah Bedford's whorl diamond ring... Also good to note is that the brand is keen on giving back – for every ring sold, it plants a tree through the Ecologi scheme, and donates a percentage of sales from the collection to the Marine Conservation Society."
Rachael Taylor, Independent
"These independent jewellers can help you design a ring that's truly one-of-a-kind: Bedford’s jewellery is the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. She uses 100 percent recycled gold or silver as well as conflict-free diamonds.”
Martha Alexander, Evening Standard
“Shop eye-catching designs at Hannah Bedford... Jaw-dropping jewellery never fails - and it needn’t cost the earth.”
Jessica Diamond, The Sunday Times Style
"Best Party Jewellery 2021-2022: The treasures we invest in today will still be as deliciously covetable come New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year and beyond."
Kim Parker, Something About Rocks
ProcessHannah Bedford is renowned for her work using Granulation, an ancient art form in which jewellery is adorned with fine granules of precious metal. The technique dates back over 5,000 years and designs from Eturia are particularly famous, in part due to the mysteries surrounding the process.
There are few true master-crafters of granulation today as it is an extremely delicate and time intensive process. Hannah handcrafts each unique granule on a charcoal block before they are cleaned and individually applied to form her complex designs. The bonding of these minute precious granules requires great skill and precision, a careful steady hand and, above all, patience.
Ethical and Sustainable StepsHannah is a strong believer that 'true luxury' is feeling good about your choices. It is really important to her that she maximises positive social impact by supporting artisanal miners and their communities and also helps to protect the planet. The antithesis of throwaway fashion - each piece of jewellery is carefully handcrafted to the highest standard and created to last. Designs are created in precious metals and hallmarked to British hallmarking regulations.
Hannah aims to source precious materials which are as traceable as possible and can provide 100% Recycled, fair-trade and now Fairmined precious materials. All diamonds and precious stones are of high quality and sourced through ethical means. Furthermore Hannah is able to re-work precious stones and high carat golds, essentially up-cycling unworn jewellery, for client commissions.
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