When a commission begins…

Our team works closely with each client to ensure we create jewellery perfectly suited to their needs. Projects begin by exploring the clients’ thoughts and ideas regarding the piece of jewellery they wish to commission. Client involvement enables the character and personality of the wearer to shine through in the finished piece.

Jewellery is personal, full of emotion and sentiment, and often signified life events. David sources gemstones which perfectly match his clients’ desires. Lifestyle and budget are key contributory factors to each bespoke design. On occasions, a hidden gem might be ‘rediscovered’, waiting to be given the Fowkes makeover, and transformed or re-invented.

This might be an inheritance of a family heirloom where sentiment and provenance are of prime importance. Metals can be melted down and used again, stones can be re-set, or even new ones added, all depending on the clients’ needs for the piece of jewellery they have in mind.

Each unique piece of David Fowkes Jewellery is made by hand, in our workshop, by our Goldsmiths. Our clients enjoy seeing their commission evolve, contributing to design developments as and when required. The final unveiling of their commission is a most memorable occasion: one that is never forgotten.


"Words cannot express how delighted I am with the opal and diamond ring. I have never purchased a piece of jewellery that I love so much.
I cannot stop gazing at the gem stone , the colours in the Australian Boulder Opal are just dazzling. Thank you for your fabulous design and advice. Thank you to Giles for his workmanship, and thank you to Rona for her warm welcome. I think I may now save my pennies for some scatter diamonds in the band (just don't tell Paul!)."

Mrs Stone, February 2019