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Noir Jewellery Collection Bangle

Red and Yellow Gold rings

Red Gold Ring set with Tourmaline

Rose Gold Ring by Topiary & Ashe

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Beautiful Pearls

Beautiful Pearls HISTORY: The mystique of pearls is locked up, not only in their exquisite beauty, but also in the spiritual value given to them by many factions of religious and devout thought. The exotic quality associated with pearls result from the unique way in which they are formed in nature as well as the foreign destinations from where they mostly originate. It is said that the East first introduced gem quality pearls to the West during […]

Filigree Earrings

Design Methodology

My design methodology is intrinsically linked with the concept of integrity. Integrity of design and of craftsmanship, as well as the integrity or quality of the materials used in the manufacturing process, are all aspects of my belief system. In this way the methods I follow is intertwined with my own life philosophy and history. My academic background as well as the time we spent obtaining firsthand experience in the jewellery and couture industries have led me […]

Topiary and Ashe | Bauermeister | Creating Fine Jewellery

Topiary & Ashe Gemstone Care Instructions

Topiary & Ashe – Gemstone Care Instructions Although many gemstones can be very durable, they are natural substances and should be treated accordingly. Some gemstones also need some special care. Following a few general rules will make sure that they will continue to look like the day you bought them. First of all: keep them clean! Rings in particular tend to collect dust and soap behind the stone, particularly if you wear them all the time. To […]

Topiary and Ashe | Bauermeister | Creating Fine Jewellery

Topiary & Ashe Sterling Silver Care Instructions

Topiary & Ashe – Sterling Silver Care Instructions Compared to some other alloys used for jewellery production, sterling silver is a soft metal. The negative side of this is that your jewellery is a little more likely to damage than high karat gold jewellery. Besides this, silver also gets scratched easily. Tarnishing is another disadvantage. But by looking after your jewellery in the right way you can enjoy your silver pieces for a lifetime. To avoid scratches […]

Topiary & Ashe workshop

My studio…

My Studio. This is my the place where I can disappear to when the world outside is too busy, too chaotic. Here I can go to create beautiful things.

Noir bangle model

Design Process

Design Process, techniques, and influences: My design process starts with a model-building phase, and not with a two-dimensional drawing of the finished item on paper. I start by taking a flat shape cut from paper; I then manipulate it by twisting it, gluing its ends together or placing many shapes together. When I find a specific shape successful, I visualize its interaction with the body. The scale of the model is unimportant at this time, as it […]

pink diamonds

Pink Diamonds

NATURAL PINK DIAMONDS Naturally colored diamonds have been greatly desired gemstones for many centuries and continues to INSPIRE FASCINATION with people till this day. One of the rarest, most exotic and today most fashionable of colored diamonds are PINK DIAMONDS. This includes shades ranging from PASTEL PINK to INTENSE FUCHSIA. There have been a variety of records for pink diamond set recently. There was the “the perfect pink” diamond sold for over $23 million to a collector at […]

Prong setting

Bespoke – the client and jeweler relationship

Bespoke – the client and jeweler relationship I enjoy creating bespoke pieces, as this is when really we touch base with of people’s experience of  jewellery. The intuitive process of summing up the client’s needs becomes the challenge. These are  ideas that they often cannot express themselves. As designers we are thereafter confronted with the task of communicating the end result to the client before they have physically held in their hands. This is where a measure […]

Smokey Quartz Dentelle Ring

How to care for your gemstones…

  TOPIARY & ASHE GEMSTONE CARE Although gemstones are among the most durable of substances, they do need some care. Following a few general rules will make sure that they last for generations and will look like the day you bought them. First of all: keep them clean! Rings in particular tend to collect dust and soap behind the stone, particularly if you wear them all the time. To clean transparent crystalline gemstones, simply soak them in […]

How to care for your silver jewellery…

  TOPIARY & ASHE STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY CARE Compared to some other alloys used for jewellery production, sterling silver is a soft metal. The negative side of being made from a softer metal is that your jewellery is a little more likely to damage than high karat gold jewellery. Besides this, silver also gets scratched easily. Tarnishing is another disadvantage. But by looking after your jewellery in the right way you can enjoy your silver pieces for […]

Topiary and Ashe – Creating Fine Jewelry