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Gems of the Veg Patch!

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With more of us spending time in our gardens and local outdoor spaces we take a look at some of the fruits of the garden and how they inspire Disa in her work. Summer time in Britain brings with it gluts of courgettes, juicy tomato harvests, and scented herbs galore! Beetroot and beans, potatoes and lettuces, all can be dug up, plucked and picked for our culinary delight!

If you’re a jeweller however, it’s not just the taste that appeals. The shine on a ripe red tomato will instantly remind you of rich cabouchon garnets and rubies. The aroma of crushed mint mixed in to a homegrown potato salad will nudge you in to sourcing tourmalines. Making a garden salad can inspire a whole collection!

Like many others Disa has turned to her garden for calm and reassurance through an uncertain time. Finally the work is starting to pay off! We caught her inspecting her crops while the infamous Molo the dalmation watches on.

Molo has more interesting things to investigate as Disa checks on her tomatoes.
It’s difficult not to make the connection between the greens of the unripe tomatoes and these tourmalines…
This bunch are on the turn, becoming riper by the day. The intense yellows are starting to come through as they warm to that rich tomato red we all recognise.
This yellow tourmaline has a distinct lime hue just like the ripening tomatoes!
Mint Tourmaline 18k Gold Ring – good enough to eat!
Peridot and Green Tourmaline 18k Gold Cluster Ring – Below: Garnet and Pink Tourmaline Cluster Ring
It’s not just the colours that can inspire either. Look at these Cluster Rings – remind you of anything?
We’ve had just the right conditions this year in the UK for bountiful harvests – lots of sunshine followed by lots of rain, followed by more sun. These plums will soon be ready for making jams and chutneys!
Hessonite Garnet and Yellow Zircon Ring – Hessonite Garnets have that gorgeous peachy tone that is hard to resist.
This peach Moonstone pretty much sums up the image above!
This Triple Garnet 18k Gold ring has the deep reds of summer berries.
When it all comes together!

We hope you all manage to get some precious time out doors and enjoy the flavours, colours and shapes of the season. Some of the rings we have shared with you here are still available, others can be made to order. Have a look in the Webshop to see what other pieces catch your eye! As ever Disa is able to discuss any ideas you may have about commissioning a one off piece, just contact her by emailing disa.allsopp@gmail.com.

Goodbye for now from Disa and her team, and a woof from Molo!

x

With so many of us having to change our holiday plans this summer we thought it would be nice to feature a few of Disa’s pieces that are inspired by her time in far off places.

As we dream of when we may once again find ourselves in exotic lands, these pieces may go some way to reminding us of happy experiences and give us hope for future adventures.

Disa Allsopp Spaghetti Rings – Inspired by the amazing food of Italy. The coils of wire instantly transport you to sitting in a little family run restaurant in the cobbled streets of Rome, or to a country villa, sipping cold white wine and catching the strands of spaghetti as you admire the vista! Browse the collection by clicking here or on the image of this warm 18k gold Spaghetti Ring.
Paraiba Tourmaline 18k Gold Ring – What could be more reminiscent of Caribbean seas than this stunning Paraiba tourmaline? It is even cut and faceted in to the shape of a water droplet! Add then the hammered texture 18k gold and you are walking barefoot on the warm sands of Barbados, listening to the waves and watching as the fishing boats come in. You can view this piece on request, just contact Disa through your prefered medium here.
Kenyan Aquamarine Textured 18k Gold Ring – Clear skies above you as you head off on safari in to the rugged landscape of East Africa! This Kenyan Aquamarine will transport you to the huge skies and expanses of land that go on as far as the eye can see. The rugged edge and deeply textured finish of the wide one-off band, with file marks and dips that remind you of the rough terrain and rocky rides through wildlife reserves. Look out for the lions! Available through the online shop here.
RGdNOEm010400M 18k gold textured ring with 4.4ct Emerald
4ct Emerald 18k Gold Ring – Exquisite Parisian chic encapsulated in a ring. This classically cut Emerald, the colour of swinging Paris in the Twenties, gives this ring an Art Deco feel that has us admiring it over our morning croissant et chocolat chaud. Timeless, Disa’s signature melted textural finish gives an Emerald 18k Gold ring a contemporary twist. Available via Whitebird Gallery, Paris.
Lemon Quartz 18k Gold Ring – The bright lights and busy streets of Manhattan, yellow taxis whizzing by, where if it’s bigger, it’s better. This cushion cut Lemon Quartz will flash far and wide enough to catch anyone’s eye. The narrow reticulated band makes this piece all about the whopper of a Lemon Quartz, just under 10 carats! And if you really want to go for more is more then stack it up with another huge gemstone, New York will love you! Available from Disa’s online shop now.

We hope you have enjoyed your travels with us today, and that for a little while you were transported to far off climes. Wishing you all good health and as always, do be in touch with any queries. Disa is available for commission work and we are posting out orders safely and securely for anyone ordering online. You can also now view all available pieces via the Instagram and Facebook pages, let us know where they take you!

Ciao!

Disa and the team x

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.

Commissioning an item of jewellery can be a daunting process, either if starting out from scratch or reworking a pre-loved piece. Not so a commission by Disa Allsopp!

Disa has years of experience working with clients to create a piece unique them. The process most often begins with a visit to Disa in her London studio to discuss the options. Often, from looking at her current collections, a decision can be made about the design in this initial meeting.

If more time is needed to develop the design, this is the point measurements are taken, ideas are discussed and from there Disa can source stones, create mock ups, sketch out ideas, whatever is needed to move the process on.

Testimonials from past clients describe commissioning bespoke work from Disa as ‘revitalisation by a brilliant designer’, and creating work that becomes ‘unquestionably my favourite piece of jewellery’.

If you have an idea that you would like to discuss with Disa, get in touch either through our contact page or by emailing disa.allsopp@gmail.com

Below a recent commissioned piece, 18k yellow reticulated gold, with three aquamarines flush set in to the chunky band. Disa loved making this piece, saying ‘The textures in this ring frame the watery aquamarines beautifully. The client just loved it, and I enjoyed working on such a substantial ring.’