The benefits of your own personal jeweller from start to finish with amazing after sales support
At Form Bespoke Jewellers, we are proud to be working jewellers. By this we mean that we are jewellers, not salesmen, so our customers get a really unique experience of working with their personal jeweller to create something special for them.
When we hand make a piece of jewellery we will start from our customers initial thoughts -They may choose to bring in a design that they love and might want it amending slightly, or just come over to see what we have and get some ideas that way.
We have a stunning array of different styles and stone sizes and shapes for you to view and try on. It’s one thing to see a ring in a magazine or online, but you get a much better idea of how a style suits you by trying it on.
Creating bespoke jewellery
We hand make 90% of the jewellery in-house, in our Chapel Allerton studio. The other 10% are pre-made designs from one of our hand picked UK suppliers/manufacturers. This 10% is what some other jewellery shops call ‘handmade’…
The jewellers that work within Form Bespoke Jewellers have decades of experience from working at the bench, and have seen what has happened to the manufacturing of jewellery over the past 25 years.
Before Form Bespoke Jewellers was established, the jewellers had worked in several workshops in the West & North Yorkshire area with up to another 25 jewellers in a workshop. Now a lot of the large production workshops have been closed down in the Yorkshire area and throughout England, and unfortunately most retailers are now going with the flow and buying their stock from mass manufacturers abroad and the Far East. In our opinion this isn’t without its draw-backs as the quality, colour styling and finishing of the jewellery isn’t up to that of UK standards.
One thing to be aware of when buying jewellery is the finish. All 18carat white gold is rhodium plated. What this means is that once the piece of jewellery has had its final polish, rhodium plating is applied as a white plating to finish the piece - this plating is only fine and does wear off over time revealing the true colour of the metal underneath.
We hear people say that they think their jewellery is tarnishing and discolouring, in actual fact it’s the plating that has worn away revealing the true colour of the metal underneath. We’ve found that when this occurs it’s more often than not it’s the jewellery has been created abroad.
At Form with all our production being done in England we ensure that the metal is to the highest standards in all aspects, the true colour of our metal is white, so when we’ve rhodium plated our 18ct white gold, and it does wear thin the difference in colour isn’t noticeable. For peace of mind though we offer a free service as part of our after sales support to have your jewellery re plated, cleaned and polished if you feel it needs it, for no extra cost.
Complimentary Life time Maintainance for all Customers
We offer all our customers complimentary life time maintenance on our jewellery. To validiate this you must bring your jewellery to us to be checked every six months, when we will also clean, polish and if necessary re-plate you jewellery free of charge.
Form Bespoke Jewellers Diamond Policy
Every diamond supplied at Form Bespoke Jewellery is conflict-free and child labour free.
At Form Bespoke Jewellers we are aware of the problem of conflict diamonds and have taken measures to guarantee that no conflict diamonds enter our supply chain or our bespoke jewellery.
Thanks in great part to international cooperation between governments, the diamond industry, retail jewellers and non-government organizations such as Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada, vast improvements have been made in the fight against conflict diamonds.
The Kimberley Process
The World Diamond Council has worked successfully with the United Nations, governments and groups such as Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada to introduce a system for the certification of the source of uncut diamonds to prevent the trade in conflict diamonds. This system, known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), was formally adopted in November 2002, and came into operation on January 1, 2003.
How Does the Kimberley Process Work?
The KPCS requires participating governments to ensure that each shipment of rough diamonds exported be in a secure container and accompanied by a uniquely numbered, government-validated certificate stating that the diamonds are conflict-free. Over 45 countries participate, representing all the nations with significant involvement in the diamond trade. All 45 importing countries agree not to accept any rough diamonds without an approved Kimberley Process Certificate.
Ethically Sourced Precious Metals
Form Bespoke Jewellers work with reputable precious metal suppliers who use a combination of recycled gold or Eco Gold, whilst also applying pressure to gain traceability on newly mined gold. They are also supportive of Fairtrade Fairmined gold and Fairtrade Fairmined Ecological gold. These options are available to our customers in creating their beautiful bespoke pieces.
For jewellers who have to buy in finished jewellery, their sourcing options are from a wide range of international suppliers, where it is impossible to trace the source of their precious metal. The UK hallmark guarantees the purity of the gold or platinum, but not the ethical source or welfare of those involved in its creation.
Made in England
Every piece of bespoke jewellery sold by Form Bespoke Jewellers is designed, created and finished by the small team of highly skilled jewellers at their workshop and showroom in Chapel Allerton Leeds. From start to finish the jewellery is created in England by hand, ensuring there is no compromise to employee welfare or to the environment. We use reputable UK based casting companies who have responsible sourcing policies. In order to offer our customers choice, a small amount of unfinished component pieces are bought in from reputable UK suppliers and the finishing process is again carried out at the Leeds workshop to ensure that no person is exploited in the creation of their pieces. Everything sold by Form Bespoke Jewellers has been created in the most responsible method possible.
We are extremely proud of everything we make and take the greatest care that when a piece of fine jewellery leaves our workshop it is to the highest standards.
Please feel free to get in touch via our website- www.formjewellery.com or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0113 262 4064 if you would like to come over to chat about the perfect piece of jewellery we can make for you.