How to Commission
Commissioning a piece of bespoke, handmade jewellery with Hannah Bedford can be a wonderful experience - resulting in a stunning one-of-a-kind piece created especially for you. Hannah’s designs can be created to suit different budgets and can be created in Fairmined or 100% Recycled silver or gold as well as fair-trade gold. To get started simply contact Hannah to discuss your ideas or to arrange an appointment to visit her London studio. Read on for more details.
TimeframeAs a guide, usually allow between 4 - 8 weeks. Timeframes vary depending on the nature of the piece, the level of design required, sourcing the perfect precious metals and stones and the intricate handcrafting processes used. The timeframe also needs to allow for the piece to be sent away to be Hallmarked by the Assay Office.
Design ProcessHannah can work with you in a number of ways to realise your perfect design - be it for a special occasion, gift or as a personal experience. Commissions vary greatly but all are imbued with Hannah’s specialist expertise and style.
1. BespokeYou can work with Hannah to create a completely new and bespoke design. This is a particularly creative option and if you wish you can become involved in the innovation. After discussing your ideas, Hannah will suggest options and designs for your approval. Hannah is happy to provide viewings and fittings until the piece is perfected. Bespoke Case Study >
2. CustomiseHannah's collection of jewellery has a myriad of variations. It is possible to commission an existing design, selecting your own choice of precious metals and stones, making the piece customised and individual to you. Great pleasure can be derived from choosing and combining each perfect element. Customise Case Study >
Hannah is often approached by clients who have unworn jewellery or heirloom stones which they would like to be transformed into a piece of beautiful granulation jewellery. For example unworn jewellery may be given a new lease of life by Hannah with granulation and jewel embellishments. High carat yellow gold jewellery, 14ct and above, may be melted down and reworked into something completely new. Alternatively Hannah can integrate a stone with sentimental value or featured in unworn jewellery into a beautiful bespoke or customised design. Remodel Case Study >
Visit Hannah's journal to read her top tips and thoughts for wedding rings. Read the guide >
Wedding Ring Guide