Thursday, December 30, 2010

GOLD DEMAND & SUPPLY

Today there is 165,000 metric tonnes of stocks above ground. If every single ounce of this gold was placed next to each other the resulting cube of pure gold would only measure 20 metres in any direction.
around 60% of today;’s gold becomes jewellery with India and China at the forefront of consumption . In East Aisa, middle East and India , gold has powerful cultural meanings, accounting for about 70% of the world’s gold jewellery in 2009.
Jewellery creates just one source of demand: investment, central bank reserves and the technology sector are all significant, each is driven by different dynamics, adding to gold’s strength and independence.
In creating supply, gold mining companies operate on every continent of the globe, this broad geographical dispersal means that issues, political or otherwise, in any single region is unlikely to impact the supply of gold. Beyond mine production recylcing accounts for for a third of all current supply. In addition, central banks can also contribute to supply should they sell part of their reserves. It should be noted that adter 18 years as net sellers, collectively central banks are now effectively net buyers, causing not only a significant decrease in supply but a corresponding simultaneous increase in demand

Insert Logo HereThanks to Betts metals

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Design to completion

Recently we were asked to undertake designing & hand making three 18ct gold pendants for one of our trade customers.
They sent us three stones and a design brief of what their customer wanted.
We came up with the following designs.

After the designed had been approved we hand made the pendants 
18ct white gold Peridot & Diamond Pendant
Side View
18ct White gold Aqua & Diamond Pendant

Side view



18ct yellow gold, Gold Beryl & Diamond Pendant

Side view




Monday, October 18, 2010

JEWELLERY CLEANING EVENT

SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2010 
1.00PM - 5.00PM

We are holding a Jewellery cleaning event where you get chance to have 5 items of jewellery cleaned professionally for FREE. We will be polishing the items in the shop so you get chance to see how its done. We also have a goldsmith doing a live demo on his bench. There you can learn more about our trade and ask any questions you may have.
We have a competition to win a £25.00 gift voucher.
10% off all sales and repairs and a selection of jewellery up to 50% OFF

So please feel free to join us for a glass of wine and meet the team.


RSVP http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169326309747417

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Wall




After our move to our new premises we have lost the fact you can see our jewellery workshop.
So after many ideas we settled on asking somebody to do a Murial of some kind on our side wall. We found a company called Wet Paint Productions who used an artist called Foundry which as you will see resulted in exactly the effect we were after.

This was the wall before













Foundry started work













Things start to take shape


















Looking like a workshop now

You start to see how good it will look
Close up and nearly finished
The finished article

Monday, June 21, 2010

TWITTER COMPETITION

We have just run a twitter competition to win one of these lovely silver handmade pieces.



The luck winner was @zeetha and they chose the silver jigsaw piece necklace.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Diamond ring Restore

Every day we are restoring rings back to their former glory.
This small single stone diamond ring was particually bad, but once again we were able to make it look as good as new.
















Thursday, April 29, 2010

About Us

Established in 1988 we are a family run jewellers based in Peacehaven. We have one of the largest fully equipped workshops along the south coast. With 11 specialist goldsmiths we are able to take on a vast variety of work.
Our greatest belief is in giving a high quality and friendly service, with the rise in internet and television sales we believe you cannot beat that personal touch.
We want our customers to keep coming back time after time. So our knowledgeable team is always on hand to offer free advice on any queries you may have about your jewellery or the trade in general.
Studio Crafts is part of the guild of master craftsmen which shows our commitment to quality within the trade and guarantees our customers a 1st class service.
We specialise in Handmade jewellery and restorations of rings and one of our favourites is to use customer’s old gold which could be of great sentimental value but is maybe too worn to wear or out of fashion we could then melt it down to make a new beautiful piece, often to the customers design.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jewellery Cleaning event

SATURDAY 17TH APRIL 2010
1.00PM - 5.00PM

We are holding a Jewellery cleaning event where you get chance to have 5 items of jewellery cleaned professionally for FREE. We will be polishing the items in the shop so you get chance to see how its done. We also have a goldsmith doing a live demo on his bench. There you can learn more about our trade and ask any questions you may have.
We have a competition to win a £25.00 gift voucher.
10% off all sales and repairs and a selection of jewellery up to 50% OFF

So please feel free to join us for a glass of wine and meet the team.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jewellery Restoration

After many years of being worn all day everyday this beautiful ring was unfortunatley so worn out that one of the stones had fallen out



















But after giving the stones a profesional top polish and us spending many hours working on the ring we were able to restore it to its former glory





Friday, February 5, 2010

Jewellery Cleaning Event

We will be holding our Jewellery cleaning event on Saturday 17th April.
12.30pm - 5.30pm
More details to follow

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010

We hope this year we will bring you more exciting projects including better video. We are hoping to hold 2 cleaning events this year 1 in spring and 1 closer to xmas.