Armed with a passion for the bespoke, the beautiful and the unusual, award-winning artist goldsmith Isabella Day’s creations are head-turning in every sense, from the fine craftsmanship to the exquisite design and creative personal flourishes. Together with master goldsmith Ford Hallam, Isabella has just opened a shop, The Remarkable Goldsmiths in Dartmouth, where couples can discuss bespoke commissions as well as feasting their eyes on a captivating collection of wedding rings, engagement rings and jewellery ranging from dazzlingly distinctive bangles and earrings to striking pendants.
Each piece is handcrafted using traditional goldsmithing skills and the goldsmiths even make all their own gold alloys from scratch. “This means taking fine gold direct from the dealers, mixing it with other metals such as silver and palladium and melting them together to alloy them to our own special recipes which have been refined and adjusted over the years,” explains Isabella. Hand forged to give the metal strength, the gold ingots are then crafted into a stunning piece to last a lifetime. “We even make really unusual and beautiful colours such as peach gold, green gold and grey gold!” she says.
With remodelling being a speciality, Isabella loves to rework heirloom jewels into a carefully designed contemporary piece. “We can turn your dusty drawers full of treasure into really beautiful pieces that reflect your personality and style,” she says.
Bespoke commissions are a particular passion for Isabella and Ford; the goldsmiths relish the process of finding out about you to create a unique piece reflective of your love story. Whether it’s an engraving of a special coastline, an inscription, a star map of the night of your engagement or kaleidoscopic birthstones woven amidst a stunning wave design, you’re promised a unique and beautifully personal piece of jewellery to cherish forever.