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Goldsmiths’ Fair Digital Opens Today!

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Goldsmiths’ Fair Digital is now live and we would like to invite you to view Disa’s page on the brand new digital forum for collectors…

You will find a selection of some of Disa’s key pieces and you can contact Disa through the Fair’s site to discuss these in more detail either via Zoom, email or telephone. 

You will also find links to Disa’s website where we have added some new work, including diamond rings, tactile handmade chains and more Spaghetti Rings.

You can also find the opening address from none other than His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles discusses the importance of the craft industry within the UK and the skills we pass on to the next generation. Watch his address here. 

In addition to this Disa has created a video introducing you to her workshop and approach to making. Follow this link to find out more about Disa’s work, as well as over 130 other designer jewellers and silversmiths.

We hope you are adjusting to the autumnal season and enjoying the new colours and light it brings!

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 looking forward to taking part for the first time in Melee The Show, a fine jewellery show held at the beautiful High Line Hotel, New York.

From 2nd – 4th February 2019 Disa will be exhibiting new work and meeting directly with gallery and boutique owners to prepare the collections available from Spring 2019.

With an eye on coloured diamonds and warm tonal gemstones, Disa has been busy adding to her collections. Her signature techniques of reticulated, patinated and hammered textures continue to create a luxurious golden backdrop for hand selected gemstones.

Also showing, a beautiful selection of handmade chain necklaces, featuring unique colour combinations of semi-precious gemstones.

Situated in the elegant High Line Hotel this is a fabulous setting to meet buyers and we can’t wait to be part of it!

Find out about registering to visit Melee The Show here: https://www.meleetheshow.com/

18k Gold Double Brown Diamond Ring, 2cts

Disa will be exhibiting at Goldsmiths’ Fair, the premier UK show for high end jewellery and silver.

Visit Disa during Week 1, 25th – 30th September, Stand 61 

Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN

This is an opportunity to buy direct from the maker, discuss commissions and view new designs. Disa will be showing new work including diamond work, colourful multi-gemstone rings and handmade chain necklaces.

We have been working hard here in the workshop to top up the collections after a very busy summer and are excited to share Disa’s new pieces at such a prestigious show. For opening times and ticket information visit Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018.

Any queries do get in touch: disaallsopp.com/contact.

We hope to see you there!

SMALL Mirror Cut Rings Group shot