Alexis Dove specialise in contemporary bespoke commissions, including unique and unusual engagement and wedding rings. We also work with a wide range of gemstones including unusual rose cut diamonds,Victorian old mine cut diamonds, fancy sapphires, ruby, spinel, tourmaline and beryls.
These link in with the theme or feeling of a piece to further enhance it. So that when you are wearing your piece of jewellery, you are also carrying (in your mind) the beautiful images within thepoem. I collect the wood from the local Sussex woodland, then saw it up, sand it down, paint it very delicately and varnish it, to make pendants.
The company had made jewellery using the process of 'electroforming' (electroplating onto non-metallic objects) to coat shells with silver. I had fallen into the habit of talking about 'silvering'(which I recently discovered is in fact the term generally used for putting reflective coating on glass to make mirrors) as it seemed like the most appropriate and logical verb for putting silver onto all sorts of different objects.
This is where Jonathan and Jamie have their workbenches; where the jewellery-making is done during the day; where the jewellery reference books are stored; and where there's a rather old and lovelyColchester Bantam lathe. The floor is wide-boarded in elm. Jonathan and Jamie's bench is made from Rock Maple, that used to belong to Winston Churchill. The upstairs backroom has a large rotating silversmith's forge, with the sink, the tea and the coffee (rather importantly).
In 1938 Marston Barrett established a jewellers in Lewes. His ambition was to provide antique, secondhand, modern jewellery and silverware of the highest quality. This ambition is still there today,after 70 years of business. Our shop itself, with its green and gold fascia, is a landmark of Lewes High Street and is to be found opposite the entrance to the 11th century castle. When you enter the shop the interior has an 'Old World' charm, and is like stepping back in time.
Based in The Star Brewey in the centre of historic Lewes, Justin creates unique handmade jewellery specialising in wedding & engagement rings and commitment rings predominantly to commission inplatinum, palladium and high carat golds, diamonds and precious gemstones, but also enjoys making contemporary designer jewellery in sterling silver. Justin also offers a bespoke re-modelling service including jewellery made from re-cycled gold.
Punzi is a jewellery shop with a difference; as well as beautiful gemstone jewellery made by Margherita Hale it also sells many interesting rough and polished gemstones and fossils from all over theworld. In addition Margherita sells her oil paintings from here. Service is bespoke and many pieces are made to customers requirements either on the spot or in a few days. Customers can shop around Lewes for an outfit and pop in to Punzi for a necklace and earrings to complete the the look.
Our website is a great way to shop for those of you who can't visit our Lewes Boutique. We've put together a selection of our favourites to create our own Online Boutique full of gorgeous gifts andbeautiful things for you and your home. We hope you love our products as much as we do and that Twinkle Twinkle becomes one of your favourite ways to shop!
Silverado began in Brighton, East Sussex, almost 20 years ago and our flagship store can still be found in Brighton, in the heart of the North Laine. We now have four shops in total including ournewest store in Guildford, one in Lewes and another in York. We pride ourselves on finding the best contemporary designers from a variety of sources both locally and further afield. Most of our collections are handmade.