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Going forward during social distancing…

In view of the current situation I wanted to let you know how we are going forward here at Disa Allsopp Ltd as concern for the COVID-19 increases.

We are a very small team and have been maintaining high levels of hygiene in the workshop since hearing of the virus. I am still working from my studio and my staff are working from home as of today to reduce any risks. We have been cleaning the studio regularly and sanitising jewellery as we package it for post.

We are still able to make and send work out so please do be in touch. We will be posting items online in our web-shop and on social media, you can order via www.disaallsopp.com or via Instagram and Facebook.

Wishing you all the best and thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.

Disa

Disa is always happy to work with clients’ on bespoke pieces. Most recently she has made this statement ring for a client who wanted to mark a moment in time and create a new family heirloom.

This stunning piece was handmade in her London studio using diamonds from a pre-owned ring. Disa combined these with a baguette cut Kenyan Aquamarine on a wide lightly melted band. The positioning of the Aquamarine creates a contrasting line with the tapering diamonds.

The client is over the moon with her new Disa Allsopp original and will be able to pass this down to the next generations.

If you would like to speak to Disa about your own ideas for a bespoke item please email her on disa.allsopp@gmail.com.

Rub-over settings frame the aquamarine and seven diamonds.
The play of light between the aquamarine and 18k gold.

Disa is looking forward to her third appearance at this February’s Melee The Show, New York. An exclusive trade-only event this is an opportunity for buyers from all over the world to come to view Disa’s new work alongside other outstanding international goldsmiths’.

Held at the beautiful Highline Hotel, visitors can marvel at the splendour of their surroundings while sipping Champagne and viewing luxury jewellery. The show is fast becoming a must see for fashion companies, boutique owners and stylists working in the high end of the jewellery industry. Designers aim to bring their freshest looks to the show.

Disa has some stunning new pieces to share, particularly focusing on textural surfaces and colourful gemstones like Emeralds, Garnets, Aquamarines and Tourmalines. Handmade chain necklaces with faceted beads and statement gemstone pendants also feature heavily.

Dates for the show are 1st – 3rd February.
If you are in the industry and would like to register please visit:
Melee the Show Registration

Disa looks forward to welcoming you to her stand!

This year Disa has worked on some stunning commissions, including this bespoke textured 18k gold Marquise diamond.

Disa made a range of one-off wide 18k gold reticulated rings, each one different to the last. The client fell in love with one of these rings and asked to have her inherited diamond added to it. The marquise shape of the white diamond was something a bit different. To highlight its shape Disa incorporated it in to the melted texture band by placing it on the edge of the ring. This creates an overhang effect that draws the eye down the finger when being worn.

Many of Disa’s pieces have a sculptural element to them, something the client loved. It is details like the positioning of the stones, rough edges and textures that set these wearable sculptures apart.

If you are interested in discussing options for bespoke work you can contact Disa via disa.allsopp@gmail.com.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday!

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