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Emeralds for Autumn

Author: Disa Allsopp

Here in the workshop Disa has been working on some stunning new rings for Autumn. Particularly mesmerising are the Emeralds she has sourced and we thought we would like to feature them on this months blog post.

Emeralds are part of the Beryl family, along with aquamarines and morganites. What differentiates them is the presence of chromium resulting in the rich green colour unique to emeralds. They are a rare stone due to the highly specific conditions needed to make them over thousands of years and sit at 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Despite this they can be fragile and need to be worn with care! All emeralds have inclusions, unique markings within the stone that occur during their natural growth in the ground. This makes each stone unique.

Disa has been creating one off wide gold reticulated bands to create a rich setting for the wonderful examples she has sourced. We have one available on the Online Shop and also a stunning piece included in a fresh delivery of work at Dover Street Market, London.

If you would like any information on these pieces do get in touch anytime by either emailing disa.allsopp@gmail.com or via the Contact Page.

Enjoy the Autumn wherever you are, Fall for our friends across the water!

18k gold textured wide ring with 2.10cts Emerald available from Dover Street Market
18k gold textured ring with 4.4ct emerald available from DisaAllsopp.com

Disa is exhibiting this week at Goldsmiths’ Fair, on until Sunday. Set in the stunning Goldsmith’s Hall, the Fair showcases some of the finest goldsmiths and silversmiths in the UK.

Carol Woolton, British Vogue’s Jewellery Editor, has written a fantastic piece on the show. She includes as a highlight Disa’s beaten textured rings and colourful gemstones. We are so excited to be featured and hope you enjoy reading it too! Follow the link below to read the full article.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/gallery/sculptural-gold-jewellery

Disa often works with clients to create bespoke commissioned pieces. This can take many forms from creating something to a clients brief, to re-working gemstones from inherited jewellery.

Recently Disa has been working on some fun pieces for a returning client. D wanted an exciting piece to be created using diamonds from an eternity ring inherited from her mother. Disa sent some initial sketches over via email to start the conversation. From here ideas were narrowed down and a design confirmed. In these images you can see that the client is a fan of bold, unique rings and Disa was happy to oblige! A domed, textured silver ring with 18k gold draped over and diamonds scattered. We affectionally refer to it here in the workshop as The Cosmos Ring!

If you would like to discuss an idea for a bespoke commissioned piece of jewellery then contact Disa by sending an email to disa.allsopp@gmail.com or sending her a message through the contact form.

We are busily preparing for Disa’s exhibition in August with Melee the Show, her second appearance at this glamorous trade-only show. Held at the Highline Hotel in buzzy Chelsea, New York, it is a must for anyone looking to find unique high end jewellery from independent makers.

Disa is working on luxurious gold necklaces and earrings to add to her collection, as well as building up her gemstone ring selection. The gemstone 18k gold rings are a favourite for collectors of Disa’s work so she is constantly on the look out for interesting colours and cuts. After her event two weeks ago for London Craft Week with Joanna Hardy & Goldsmiths’ Fair (see the last blog post), Disa was even more keen to source some lovely precious and semi precious stones. She is looking forward to sharing these new pieces with the top buyers in New York in August.

To visit the show you must be connected to the Jewellery and Fashion industries. The show runs from 10th -12th August 2019 and you can register to attend here: Melee The Show Registration

Hope to see you there and a happy Bank Holiday to the UK readers!

Disa is looking forward to taking part in an exciting event next week as part of London Craft Week 2019. Home House and Goldsmiths’ Fair present jewellery expert Joanna Hardy in conversation with Disa Allsopp and Julia Lloyd George.

Joanna Hardy will share her insights gleaned from working with the world’s most distinguished gemologists and creative jewellers. Joanna will interview Disa and Julia, jewellers known for their use of coloured gemstones. Both Disa and Julia have developed signature styles that feature gemstones, yet in completely different ways. Joanna explores their unique approach to gemstones, their inspiration and experience in what promises to be a lively discussion sparkling with insights. Followed by a fine jewellery handling session.

For more information about booking your space on the event please visit the London Craft Week event page.

We are very excited to be taking part in RE:FINE in The Store at MAD, New York this Spring! Opening on 9th May 2019, RE:FINE is a highly curated show bringing together 18 international artists. The Store at MAD champions artists who are at the forefront of design and craftsmanship, building on the Museum of Art & Design’s mission to promote the work of designers over all creative fields.

And Disa looks forward to being part of it! For more information visit The Store at MAD website. You will find opening times, ticket information and artist profiles. If you do make the show then share your experience by tagging Disa Allsopp in your social media posts.

To view the exhibition Look Book follow this link: RE:FINE 2019 LOOK BOOK

RE:FINE runs from 9th May – 10th July 2019 at The Store at MAD:

The Store
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

We have begun adding some stunning new rings to Disa’s online shop. With the Spaghetti rings doing so well Disa thought it about time to add the fresh gemstone 18k gold rings to the Shop too!

They differ to the Spaghetti rings in that the gemstone rings are one off pieces so once they are gone they are gone! Disa can resize to your specifications so when ordering, select your finger size and she will do the rest.

Pictured is a stunning blue tourmaline baguette, 18k gold organic texture ring. The baguette cut is on trend and means you can look in to the stone and see all its unique inclusions that make it a one off piece. Disa’s signature melted, organic texture creates a warm contrast of colour and adds tactility.

Any questions do get in touch by emailing disa.allsopp@gmail.com or through the Contact page.

Disa Allsopp has always travelled a lot, growing up in Barbados with adventurous parents. She visits Kenya on a regular basis as inspiration and sourcing expeditions. This winter she visited one of her suppliers with direct links to the mine where this cabouchon ruby was discovered and cut.

This deep pink ruby is set simply in an 18k yellow gold rub-over setting with an open back to allow as much light play as possible. Poised on one of Disa’s signature organic texture bands this ring is all about show casing this unique stone in all its glory.

Enjoy the warmth and depth of colour as we head in to this fresh March weekend! To find out more about it email disa.allsopp@gmail.com or get in touch through the contact page.

 

When Disa saw this Rhodolite Garnet on a stone sourcing trip to Kenya she fell in love with its warm flashes of raspberry, fuschia and scarlet. Beautifully cut to reflect and refract light, Disa has framed it in a tapered 18k yellow gold rubover setting. Sitting on one of her signature organic texture 18k gold bands this ring would make a fabulous engagement ring, or a meaningful gift for an anniversary or birthday.

Disa has been working with the online shopping experience 1st Dibs for a year now. 1st Dibs showcases high end design and provides a platform for independent designers and boutiques around the world. Have a look at the site if in need of anything from furniture to fashion.

We have put the new 18k gold rhodolite garnet ring on Disa’s 1st Dibs store and invite you to view the stunning images and imagine yourself wearing this one off piece. It really is a unique stone and we can’t wait to send it to it’s new home!

Dover Street Market London have been a long time supporter of Disa Allsopp’s jewellery. A beautiful concept store in Central London, DSM London is a destination spot for high end shopping. Disa first started stocking them a few years ago. They began with a selection of the Diamond Spaghetti Rings in combinations of 18k gold and oxidised silver.

As trends have developed, Dover Street Markets’ current focus is on Disa’s colourful gemstone rings. Disa is known for her use of colour through gemstones and has a trained eye in selecting unique and eye-catching precious and semi-precious stones. This year she has sourced some stunning tourmalines, beryls and garnets, amongst others.

DSM London have now added Disa Allsopp’s jewellery to their online shop. Work seems to move fast so to view the collection visit: DSM London

Since first appearing in Dover Street Market London, Disa now also stocks DSM NY and the newly launched DSM LA.

For more information on Disa’s other stockists in the UK and abroad please have a look at our Stockists.