David Fowkes Jewellery – creative contemporary designs combined with high quality craftsmanship
January 27, 2018
David Fowkes creates unique, handmade jewellery exhibiting the highest standard of craftsmanship. The brand is synonymous with gems of exceptional quality, cut to perfection and set in unique designs. Every piece of David Fowkes Jewellery has been individually created, using ancient stone cutting methods, and a combination of both traditional and innovative techniques. David’s work translates as a piece of art and a feast for the eyes: the ultimate pleasure to wear.
David is privileged to work with some of the finest, coloured gemstones in the world. Over two decades he has established exclusive working relationships with his stonecutters. Together, they travel to mines across the world to source raw materials: tourmalines are sourced from Africa, South America and Asia; one of David’s favourite gemstones, the Oregon sunstone, is mined in incredibly tough conditions in the harsh Oregon desert. David’s gemstones are difficult to find, often requiring tonnes of rough material to be explored to find one outstanding crystal.
David’s design work starts from this pure, untouched raw material. His vision for his jewellery designs evolve as he examines the rough, uncut stone. He takes the first step in the design process by identifying innovative and unique gemstone material and leads the cutters to expose the true beauty of the gemstones.
Every unique piece of David Fowkes Jewellery is made by hand, on site, by his own Goldsmiths, resulting in incredibly high standards of quality and craftsmanship. Traditional skills are fundamental to everyday working practises, but modern innovations such as laser technology have offered new creative avenues for both design and manufacture, enabling pieces that could not otherwise be achieved by traditional techniques alone.
David’s mission is to enhance the beauty of his gemstones, creating pieces of jewellery that are desirable and valuable, yet ultimately wearable. David is supremely motivated to design unique, meaningful pieces: “My passion for jewellery comes from the desire to focus on exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces, that would never be seen on the high street market: I create jewellery that has a unique identity, with sublime gemstones that tell their own story. I am immensely proud that not a single piece is reproduced.”
David and his team work in the peaceful settings of rural Nottinghamshire. Their iconic gallery is located in a picturesque Coach House within Thoresby Courtyard, 20 miles north of Nottingham. The idyllic Thoresby Estate surroundings offer the perfect environment to focus on clean, elegant design, working on modern day treasures away from the hustle of city life. As you will see, every piece of David Fowkes Jewellery is hand made to perfection: a statement of uniquity, exceptional craftsmanship, and creative excellence.