“Sian Elizabeth Hughes has been hand making her award winning jewellery in the West Midlands for over 15 years and started her jewellery making journey 20 years ago! Sian spent 10 years in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter before relocating to a quiet Worcestershire village. Sian recently launched a well over due solid gold wedding/commitment ring collection inspired by modern lines and the stars in the sky.”

‘Flourish’ Oxidised Silver Pendant

“My designs are inspired by simple natural shapes, colours, forms and texture. I design and make all my pieces by hand, creating wearable but contemporary jewellery that is feminine but elegant. Since my career began I have taken part in exhibitions such as Goldsmiths’ Fair and The Contemporary Craft Fair and have exhibited my work nationally and internationally at venues such as The V&A Museum. I have won awards from Contemporary Applied Arts, New Designers and International Jewellery London. My work is published in several books including; ‘Showcase 500 Rings’ curated by Bruce Metcalf.”

Why buy handmade jewellery?

Buying handmade jewellery directly from a designer-maker offers many benefits that you won’t find in mass-produced jewellery. Firstly, it is unique. Each piece is crafted by me, meaning that no two pieces are exactly alike. This makes my handmade jewellery a special and one-of-a-kind choice that is sure to stand out.

Buying handmade jewellery directly from me is often more personal. I am happy to work with customers to create a custom piece that is tailored to their preferences, which is a great way to create a truly special piece of jewellery. This can also add a sentimental value to the piece, knowing that it is specially crafted for you.

Buying handmade jewellery directly from designer-makers also supports small business and independent artisans. I make my jewellery from home and rely on my craft as a source of income. By purchasing my pieces, you are not only getting a beautiful and unique item, but you are also helping to support a small business and the local economy.

Choosing handmade solid gold and sterling silver jewellery from a jewellery designer-maker such as myself offers many benefits, such as its unique design, high-quality and durability, supporting small businesses and independent artisans, and a more personal experience. By choosing handmade jewellery from a designer-maker, you can rest assured that you are making a responsible and ethical choice that will last for years to come.