Bentley & Skinner’s bespoke service offers you the possibility of creating your own jewellery to celebrate the most memorable occasions in your life. We have a team of highly qualified specialists and traditionally trained goldsmiths who can help you design your own unique engagement ring or fashion a personalised gift for your loved one.
Our experienced goldsmiths have been thoroughly trained in the old traditions of their craft and use a combination of old-established techniques with handheld tools and gas-burning torches for annealing and soldering, together with the most up-to-date technology such as laser equipment for micro-welding. It is common knowledge that however fine the mount, it is the setting that makes the jewel, and it is here that the skills and lifetime experience of our setters excel. Click here for more information about the manufacture of our jewellery.
Our knowledgeable and friendly in-house experts will guide you through each step of the processes involved in the creation of an original customised handmade jewel. From supplying a selection of loose stones for you to choose from, to designing the mount, a unique piece of jewellery can be created at a cost no higher, and sometimes considerably less, than you would expect to pay for a comparable ready-made piece elsewhere.
We would suggest one or more meetings in our shop in London’s Piccadilly to devise a completely new design concept, or to discuss the remodelling of your own or inherited jewellery, including drawings and gemstone selection, through to manufacture and completion. Our past commissions have ranged from the simplest pair of pearl earrings through to Damien Hirst’s diamond skull, ‘For the Love of God’.
We are able to offer both hand and machine engraving of most items of jewellery and also silver items such as photograph frames or christening gifts.Read More
Jewels For Hire
Bentley & Skinner are delighted to make all the jewellery available for hire. Items of jewellery may be hired at a charge of 1% of the retail value plus VAT for every period of 24 hours or part thereof. A minimum charge of £100 plus VAT per day is applicable.Read More
We offer a re-stringing service for pearls and beads with prices starting at £100 + VAT for a single row of pearls. Pearl chokers which need to be fitted to the neck can be done so by making an appointment with us so that we can ensure our pearl stringer is available when you visit.Read More
Bentley & Skinner offer a comprehensive range of valuation services. They are carried out in-house by our team of registered valuers and your pieces are fully covered by our insurance whilst they are with us.Read More
Bentley & Skinner have their own on-site workshop where expert craftsmen undertake a full range of jewellery repairs and re-modelling to both antique and modern pieces. From a simple re-sizing of a diamond engagement ring through to creating an extension for a Victorian tiara, we take the greatest of care with every piece we receive.Read More
Sell Your Jewellery
Bentley & Skinner are always happy to look at any jewellery you may wish to part exchange or sell in London.Read More