Exquisite jewellery lovingly handcrafted by expert goldsmiths working under the direction of international award-winning designer Barbara Tipple. Extensive collections and unique commissions.
With a shop and workshop in Southsea and and also in Mayfair, Barbara offers an extensive collection of jewellery - from international award-winning pieces, through to affordable gifts in silver and gold. Although mostly working with individual clients, she has designed collections for the World Gold Council and De Beers.
A precious stone specialist, Barbara has won the De Beers Diamonds International Award three times - an achievement which gained her membership of the prestigious Diamonds International Academy. In 2004, she won the Diamond Trading Company Diamonds: Natures Miracle Award
Barbara is keen that you enjoy the commissions process. She will be pleased to develop your outline idea into a detailed design. You will be welcome to view her collections, and if appropriate, you will be encouraged to view and choose stones in advance of setting.
Diamonds are carefully chosen by Barbara and team for their brilliance and quality. These are then set into Barbara's unique designs for you to choose from. We also offer a design service whereby you select a diamond and Barbara will create a ring exclusively for you and your budget. Visit Barbara's gallery in Southsea or Mayfair. If you wish to discuss your ideas for a ring please phone or email the Southsea shop to arrange an appointment.
Barbara operates workshops in Southsea and London, managed by her husband, David Ward. David's small team practice all aspects of gold and silver smithing.
Jewellery is manufactured in many materials, including platinum, gold and silver, and pieces typically incorporate gemstones, intricate wire work or specialist finishing. Techniques include enamelling, stone carving and laser welding.