Our craftsman are the designers and the makers. Each has their own styles and processes that we pair with our clients initial ideas and inspirations to give the best service possible.
Karl is a traditionally trained diamond mounter who has been working in Hatton Garden for the past 20 years. Having trained as an apprentice for several years, followed by working at a top Mayfair Jewellers, he launched his own brand in 2005. Now based in The London Rocks Workshop in Hatton Garden, Karl works in the studio alongside other upcoming designers.
Handmade, classic techniques combined with the latest, setting and production technology allow clients to work through the design process with Karl. His signature style takes influence from geometric, Art-Deco forms that create striking and balanced pieces. Traditional sentiment leads his designs, whilst being heavily influenced by Brutalist architecture and Avant-Garde fashion. The amalgamation of fine metals paired with unusual cut gemstones create his trademark statement jewellery.
The design process begins working alongside Karl to discuss and sketch out your one-off design. Specific stones and cuts are then sourced that work within the aesthetic and your budget. From this point the design is finalised and the making begins. A lead time of 6-8 weeks is advised.
Examples of Karl's Work
Ryan started his apprenticeship as a diamond mounter twelve years ago in London's Hatton Garden. After signing out of his five years of training, he has continued to refine his skills and gain accreditation in the trade for his precise work. He is a registered Master Goldsmith, alongside bearing a Freeman title.
Having hand-made exquisite one-off pieces for a range of high-profile private clients, his most intricate creation is a fully articulated, En-Tremblant Dragonfly Brooch. The brooch incorporates an 18th Century technique which gives movement and a life-like quality when worn. This piece saw him win multiple awards for his craftsmanship and design.
Classically driven design combined with traditional and modern mounting techniques gives Ryan's pieces longevity with a timeless aesthetic.
Examples of Ryan's Work
London Rocks master craftsman, Phil is a 3rd generation of Jewellers and Watchmakers. After finishing school at seventeen, Phillip began his Jewellery Career in Napier under Master Craftsman David Brown. After spending time working in the family business he completed his apprenticeship at Edward Dickson Ltd, in New Zealand.
His passion for design and manufacturing saw Phillip always seeking out the best craftsmen to learn from and work with. Its from this constant curiosity that over 20 years later sees him producing jewellery for some of the most prestigious companies in the world.
Phillips style is classic with a contemporary twist whilst using traditional hand-made methods.It is this style and his raw talent that saw him featured on Channel 4's 'Million Pound Necklace'
Examples of Phil's Work
Ashley is an expert stone setter, well-known in the trade for his variety of setting styles and being able to turn his hand to any cut stone. After completing his apprenticeship in 2001, Ashleys’ talent lead him to set exclusive, one-off commissions, including pieces for the Royal Family.
Ashley specialises in micro-setting and his fine quality work is carried out using both modern and classic techniques, under a microscope to achieve ultimate precision. He has worked with a variety of London Rocks stones from Tourmalines to Diamonds, setting them into various pieces of jewellery, from bespoke fine items including antiques to contemporary collections.
Examples of Ash's Work
During his time at Walworth Academy, Harry knew he wanted to pursue a career in the creative industry of diamond mounting. With this in mind, he joined the Holts Academy in 2011 where he achieved his level 2 and 3 diploma in Jewellery Manufacture.
Harry started his apprenticeship at London Rocks Jewellery in 2013 and has since been nominated for two awards including 'apprentice of the year' and 'ones to watch'. His raw talent and determination has led to him working on some of Karl Karter's largest commissions. A recent example of this was a platinum engagement ring with micro-pave shoulders, and a brilliant round cut centre stone, 2.21 carat, E, IF. The piece required extreme accuracy and sharp lines due to the simplicity of the design, which Harry executed with precision.
As well as refining his own work, Harry has also begun teaching a new apprentice, aiding the next generation of craftsman. He has also just been awarded the Gold Award for Junior Diamond Mounter in the prestigious Goldsmiths Craft & Design Awards 2017.
Examples of Harry's Work
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