I love making jewellery for people and when a piece is finished, I feel a great sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that I have crafted something very special. However, when a client or the recipient of a piece of my jewellery takes the time to email me or drop me a card, that sense of achievement is heightened even further.
To hear that a commission is considered “exquisite”, “will be kept forever” or “hasn’t been taken off”, that the piece “is a touching reminder of a dear friend” or that the recipient’s “reaction was priceless” just makes me love my job even more.
I commissioned Charlotte to create three simple necklaces for myself and my two friends as a gift. The necklaces are gorgeous, and something we each take pride in wearing every day – even more so knowing that the design is completely unique to us. As we’re not able to see each other as often as we’d like, to have something this personal is truly special and I’m very grateful to Charlotte for creating something so wearable and striking, as well as sentimental.
We, as a group of friends wanted something extra special for one of our friend’s ‘big’ birthdays. We didn’t hesitate to ask Charlotte who we knew would put her heart and soul into making a fitting and unique piece of jewellery to represent our longstanding friendship.
The exquisite and beautiful necklace means such a lot to us all and to our dear friend Sue.
A perfect piece of jewellery made for my husband to replace the wedding ring he had lost whilst deployed on ship. The chunky band ring was exactly what we were looking for- individual yet practical.
Helen and Jon
In the photo that you sent me, I thought Joe’s bangle looked gorgeous. I’m pleased to say that when he received it he thought it was perfect- just what he wanted.
I commissioned Charlotte to make a special 50th birthday piece for my wife, and it would be fair to say that my design and ideas were far more challenging than a layman like me would ever have realised!
Throughout the process of developing the bangle Charlotte consulted and explored options and ideas, so that I felt fully a part of the process. This made the end result even more special and precious to be involved in.
It is fair to say that the end result is breathtaking and has made such a special gift that will be treasured forever. My daughter already has her eye on it as an heirloom!
Thank you, Charlotte, for your patience, amazing skills and for making the big day even more special.
Infinity Twist Necklace and Earring Set
“The detail that has gone into my jewellery demonstrates clearly Charlotte’s talent and craftsmanship and the time and patience taken with creating this piece. I absolutely fell in love with this set. ” Marie
” I commissioned Charlotte to create two very special pieces jewellery for my wife that were to be her main Christmas present. From the start, Charlotte was thorough in ensuring that she knew what I had in mind and offered her advice on design and style as well as taking time to carefully source the right stones. What can I say, but the expression on my wife’s face was priceless! A true craftsman that we would recommend to anyone looking for a bespoke piece of jewellery. Many thanks.” Matt
Marie and Matt
Contemporary Set Sapphire Ring
A few years ago I inherited my mum’s sapphire ring which was set in a claw clasp. Unlike my mum, I am clumsy and hard on jewellery and in no time I had managed to damage the ring and the sapphire fell out of its setting.
I chose Charlotte Biba Bouchard Jewellery to help me come up with a new setting to fit my needs as I knew she understood the importance of my cherished item and I valued her creativity and expertise.
The setting needed to be sturdy enough to withstand my clumsiness yet contemporary and unique to my personality. This was a tall order as the sapphire was an unusual shape for the setting I really wanted.
Although I am across the country we were able to collaborate and swap ideas and drawings, to come up with a final design. I then shipped my damaged ring safely to her studio. Throughout the process of creating my new ring Charlotte continued to involve me the progress and we worked on the detailed decisions until it was completed.
I adore the finished ring, it is eye catching and sturdy, with a contemporary design. When I received the ring I was thrilled with the finished product and I haven’t taken it off since!
Almond Leaf Brooch
I wish to thank you for the beautiful brooch and the kind words of the meaning of Phyllis that my cousin commissioned you to make for me. That the leaf design echoes the story from the ancient Greek myth is a touching reminder of a dear friend.
My ring is so uniquely beautiful that every time I wear it, I see something different. Charlotte is so observant of the natural world around her and seems to be able to capture the changes of nature along with the personality of the person she is making the jewellery for in each piece she designs and creates.
Thank you so much for making the beautiful floral bangle for Maggie. I love it and I am sure she will too. You are a star!