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Have you ever wondered just how Goldsmiths and Jewellers do what they do?

At Jesper Velling Jewellery we favour traditional jewellery making techniques, many of which haven’t changed for centuries, and for good reason!  Here we would like to share with you just some of  the design and manufacture processes we use in our workshop to make our bespoke jewellery.  If there is anything you’d like to know more about please do get in touch.  We are passionate about what we do and always welcome the opportunity to talk about it!

If you are visiting our studio for an appointment, on this page you can also find our recommendations for places to eat and stay, all of which have been tried and tested (in the name of research of course!)

Here you can also read about all our award-winning jewellery, latest news, designs and forthcoming events.

Hinged Ring

What a joy to make this hinged ring for our customer, who unfortunately suffers from arthritis and could no longer wear her wedding ring. We used the gold from her and her husband’s wedding rings to retain the sentimental value and it was then hand engraved with a Yorkshire rose design by the very talented Keith Anthony Raes

Sapphire, Rhodolite & Amethyst Ring Commission

To take items of jewellery that carry huge sentiment to someone and use them to create something new is something I will never take for granted.  It is an honour to be trusted with something so meaningful and I will never tire of seeing the reaction from people when they see the finished piece.  This commission held particular significance to me as it was for a dear friend and fellow jeweller.  Using stones from jewellery left to Amy by her nan, we worked together to create this unique and bespoke ring, which I am glad to say Amy was super happy with!

Corona Cufflinks in the making!

My most recent commission saw my customer (an avid collector of cufflinks) come all the way over from Australia to collect these bespoke Corona cufflinks!  Morgan found us whilst looking for inspiration online for the next pair to add to his collection and got in touch to see if we could make a bespoke pair in platinum set with sapphires and emeralds.  We kept in touch with  Morgan throughout the process, sending progress pictures and videos of the making process and here is the result!

When two wedding rings become one!

After sadly losing her husband earlier this year, our customer wanted to do something with his wedding ring rather than have it sitting in a box.  She came up with the idea of having her own wedding ring melted down with it and the two rings being made into one, heavier band that she could wear.  Working with jewellery that carries such sentimental value is a real privilege and one that we consider to be a huge honour.  The process of melting the rings down may look a little scary but we’re happy to say that our customer was delighted with the end result.  The ring was then engraved with both of their names, a truly lovely sentiment.

Platinum & Diamond Signet Ring

It was a pleasure to make this platinum and diamond-set signet ring recently for one of our most loyal customers.  James was involved with the design process from the start and the result was stunning!

Diamond Engagement Ring Commission

We’re proud to share with you a short video we made of a recent commission.  Our customer came to us wanting something truly special and unique, and from the offset was very involved in the design stages.  The ring is made in platinum and is set with an impressive 104 diamonds, giving a total carat weight of 2.12 carats!   It has been an honour to make his vision a reality and we’re thrilled to say that the lucky lady who received this also loved it…and of course said “YES”!

Award-Winning Jesper Velling Art Deco Night & Day Ring

New Workshop!

Tired of the work commute, in 2014 we decided to embark on a somewhat crazy home/workshop project that we are pretty sure will keep us busy for the next 10 years!  The first job of the new move was to get the workshop up and running.  So, after lots of blood, sweat and tears, from this disused old stable block, the Workshop was formed!

Places to visit & stay

We are so fortunate to live and work surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside and many of our clients often make quite a long journey to come and visit us.  If you are traveling from London, trains run direct from Victoria to within 2 minutes walk to our door!  Why not incorporate a day or even a weekend stay into your trip?  We are ideally located within easy reach of the historic City of Canterbury, the picturesque seaside town of Whitstable and the stunning White Cliffs of Dover so there is plenty to explore!  Here are a few of our personal favourite places to visit and stay but please do contact us if you would like any further guidance.  And if all that doesn’t persuade you to come and visit us, we can offer London appointments in a relaxed and secure meeting place, conveniently situated in Hatton Garden, which is perfect for us to collect a sample of diamonds & gemstones for you to browse should you want to include them in your bespoke jewellery.

The Historical City of Canterbury

Canterbury has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover!  Whether it’s going to the beautiful cathedral, taking a guided river boat tour, visiting the theatre or enjoying the unique shops and restaurants, you will not be short of things to do!

Things to do in Canterbury


Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Guardian

” One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”

Virgina Woolf

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy some breakfast, lunch or dinner before or after your appointment with us, here are just a few suggestions of nearby (tried and tested) eateries:

The Duke William, Ickham – local, seasonal & traditional dining at it’s best! Beautiful guest rooms also available.

Gibsons Farm Shop & Cafe – serves food all day, we recommend the breakfast!

The Haywain, Bramling – a roast to rival even the wifes’!  Sunday booking advisable.  Accommodation also available.

The Anchor, Wingham – one of two great pubs in nearby Wingham. Super food, service and hosts of great music!

Picturesque Whitstable

Heading back towards London just 6 miles north of Canterbury, no visit to Kent is complete without stopping at the seaside town of Whitstable.  Rich in maritime history and with a wonderful working harbour and fish market where you can find the famous Whitstable oysters!  After a walk along the seafront you’ll find a generous offering of quaint and quirky shops and restaurants.  Just don’t leave before sunset…you won’t be disappointed, the bay offers a real treat at this time!

Things to do in Whitstable

Awards & Press

Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Award 2014
Diamond Mounters Senior Category – Silver Award  for Jesper Velling Night & Day Ring

The Catherine Best Award for Jesper Velling Night & Day Ring

Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Award 2012
Diamond Mounters Senior – Silver Award for Solitaire Diamond Twist Ring.
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Award 2011
2D Design CAD presentation – Silver Award for Diamond Twist Rings.
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2009
Diamond Mounters Senior – Gold Award for Parisian Ring
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2008
Goldsmiths Company Special Award for unset Diamond Twist Necklace

Diamond Mounters Senior – Gold Award for unset Diamond Twist Necklace

Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2007
Diamond Mounters Senior – Gold Award for Corona Ring

Diamond Mounters Senior – Gold Award  for Diamond Twist Ring

Goldsmiths’ Special Council Award for Diamond Twist Ring