THE NITTY GRITTY
Type of Jewellery: Wedding and engagement rings, civil partnership rings, eternity rings, pendants, bracelets, cuffs, earrings, cufflinks, bride and groom gifts
Materials: Gold, silver and precious gems
Origin: South America, Canada, Austrialia and Sri Lanka
Collections: Wedding Jewellery, Statement Jewellery
Shop/Showroom: No but you are welcome to visit me in my studio
Online Sales: Coming soon
Conflict Free: Yes
April Doubleday - Unique Handmade Wedding & Engagement Rings
I live and work in my studio on the north coast of North Devon, where I create wedding rings and jewellery. I moved to north Devon 30 years ago as I’ve always had a love for the countryside the rock formations and the sea. The studio is large and light which helps with the making of the work, you can come and visit my studio for a consultation and view my work by appointment.
I have always been involved with the arts so back in 2002 I decided to take a degree in metal design, I had travelled extensively in India and loved the bold tribal jewellery which had inspired me to go onto taking the course. After finishing I become a self employed jeweller.
As well as jewellery making my passion is the ethics that stand behind the materials, sourcing the gold and silver and stones are as important to the design. My ethical standards embrace and support small scale alluvial mining operations and therefore creating the worlds first Fairtrade certified gold standard. The diamonds I use are conflict free: the Jeweltree Foundation guarantees supply chain transparency, ecological sustainability and social responsibility in the jewellery Industry.
My collection of Fairtrade Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Eternity Rings and Civil Partnership Rings embraces socially and environmentally responsible mining; through their union, couples can honor each other and the earth.
- The rings can be made in white, yellow, rose or green 9ct, 14ct, 18ct gold or platinum.
- The plain band sizes start from 2mm upwards and can be made in flat, D shaped or court design.
- My designs reflect the North Coast of Devon and Cornwall with the energy of the sea, the rock formations and the life that lives within the natural balance of this rugged landscape.
- The jewellery is mostly rethical gold, recycled silver, copper and some bronze using texture and line - the jewellery is simple but bold and elegant.