About My Jewellery
When I started making YouTube videos back in 2011, I had no idea that the rings I was wearing would get almost as many comments as my make up techniques. I’ve always been fascinated with coloured gemstones. It started when I was a child and used to draw intense coloured circles on paper with wax crayons and then add a big drop of water – the wax held the water in a dome shape and created an illusionary jewel.
For me, as a colour obsessive, they are an extension of makeup. When I style one ring with others I automatically start curating a eyeshadow trio or palette in my mind. I spend my days dreaming up colour combinations and love the idea of makeup and jewellery working together to create the ultimate painterly colour harmonies.
Having received so many requests over the years about my rings, I decided to turn a passion into something more and with the help of my stone hunting friend William (with whom I created my engagement ring many years ago), I now bring you my own beautifully coloured hand crafted fine jewellery masterpieces.
Whether you select a ring or earrings they all have been given names of dear friends, makeup muses, significant inspirations and influential icons. They feel like family members who have all impacted my life in some way or another. Every item has its own character and individuality.
I hope you will love and get many years of enjoyment from your jewellery.
We only use semi precious gemstones that are completely natural. Each gemstone is cut exclusively and precisely to Lisa’s design specifications. Inspired by the simplicity of antique old cut cushions, classic ovals and distinctive movals. This faceting technique enhances the gorgeous array of colours, lustre and spectacular beauty of the natural stones.The semi-precious stones are sourced from all over the world by a reputable gem dealer and gemologist with 25 years experience and longstanding relationships with all the suppliers. We do not use synthetic stones of any kind or gemstones which have been fracture filled with resin, glass or had any sort of surface coating or treatment that may be unstable. To the best of our knowledge all our stones come from non conflict sources/regions and are free from human rights abuses, this is based on personal knowledge and written assurances from our suppliers.
Some of the stones display natural inclusions which is a general term for visible marks within the gemstone and include minerals, crystals, liquid and gas filled cavities. These inclusions are often highly characteristic of the mineral or gem concerned and form the basis of the distinction between natural and synthetic stones. We do not consider them to be a flaw but part of the unique and individual personality of each stone.
Citrine, Blue Topaz, Lavender Quartz and Prasiolite may be heated or modified by irradiation to improve and maintain uniformity of colour across the range. These treatments are widely used and acceptable in the world of gemstones.
Emeralds may be treated with oil to improve clarity.
Within the industry, most Tourmalines are heated to improve colour and it is very difficult to tell whether this process has occurred in nature or by a man made process. (even our most experienced gemologist with 49 years experience can’t always tell!). While some that we receive will be unheated we have to assume that at least 50% are, unless we have specific information from the supplier that they are definitely unheated.
Amethyst, Peridot, Iolite, Rhodolite Garnet, White Topaz, White Beryl, Green Tsavorite, Pink Spinel, Purple Garnet, Smokey Quartz and Spessartine are rarely treated.
The Gift Boxes
Lisa Eldridge jewellery is packaged in a collectible jewel box inspired by a 1920s vintage rouge blush pot in Lisa’s expansive vintage makeup collection.
Made in the softest vegan ‘suede’ in the prettiest blush and pastel tones; smoky lavender, pistachio green, blush pink and dusty lilac. Lisa has selected the colour of each box to match the jewellery piece.
Every box contains a lovingly hand made vintage inspired ‘puff’ in a variety of colours, for polishing your stone – and for fun!
The boxes are then placed inside a coordinating gold foil monogrammed outer gift box in plush pink, dusty violet, navy or pistachio green with a signed card from Lisa. They are then carefully wrapped in black tissue paper and finished with monogram seals, before being packaged securely into Lisa’s branded white cardboard boxes. All order confirmations are included separately outside of the box and can be removed for gifting.
Lisa wanted the design of the ring setting to really showcase the gemstone it holds and allow for as much light as possible to surround and pass through the stone. Lisa’s unique design was made into a mould at our workshop in Cornwall using a technique called the lost wax process which is a modern version of an ancient process.
A master model of our ring design is made by a father and son in our workshop in Cornwall. This model is then sent to a specialist jewellery foundry in Herefordshire where a wax version of the ring is created using a a mould taken from the master model. This wax version is put in special casting compound called ‘investment’ sand. This sand is heated to remove the wax leaving a perfect mould of the original master. The precious metal is melted and poured into the sand mould, after cooling the sand is broken away and the excess metal is cut away from the rings. These cast rings are then returned to Cornwall, where they are filed, cleaned up and pre-polished before setting.
Finally, all rings are sent to an artisan workshop in Mayfair in the West End of London to be set with the gemstones by our highly skilled setter (he’s one of the best in the world!). They are then given a final polish and are ready to be sent out to you.
Lisa has selected the metal for every setting to work in synergy with each gemstone which will either be in 18 carat gold or sterling silver. However, it is possible to request bespoke mounts in 18 carat rose gold, 18 carat white gold and platinum.