I specialise in wedding rings - Celtic style and traditional - all hand-crafted.
We are all individual and so is my jewellery. Based mainly on Celtic and Roman designs, every piece is hand-crafted by me. Worn by both men and women these simple or complex designs revive the intricate beauty of age-old craftsmanship.
I have made jewellery for 39 years and as a gold and silversmith designer I welcome commissions to satisfy individual tastes.
I live and work in the old Roman village of Aldborough, between York and the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, an area once home to the ancient British tribe of the Brigantes.
To find out more about Vin and his background and his work please go this article that appeared in the Dalesman
One of my many designs for wedding rings that I enjoy making most is an ancient Celtic weave of eight strands of wire which I have exclusively converted into gold or silver or a combination of both. I've named this design BRIGANTE EIGHT after the ancient local tribe whose queen Cartimandua befriended the occupying Romans and is said to have taken up residence with them in my village of Aldborough in about 400 AD.
This design forms the basis of many wedding rings, bracelets, collars, pendants, ear-rings and cuff links. For some designs I use only six or four strands. (See later pages in the Main Gallery).
Perhaps design your own jewellery using a combination of yellow, red and white 18ct gold or in silver .. or even mix gold and silver.
Celtic-weave wedding rings are my speciality - but also traditional - perhaps design your own.
To see some recommendations from customers, please click here.
There's some frequently asked questions here: FAQ.
Gold can be recycled. The best value to recycle gold is to let me make something of your design.
I would give you the full price of the current scrap value towards the cost of the item. As I make
everything by hand, the gold must be hall-marked 18ct (750 on the hallmark) to be soft enough to work. Please contact me for more information.
Please now click on Main Gallery to see examples of my work.