I work hard to acheive consistently excellent craftsmanship and to provide you with an enjoyable experience both when visiting our studio/shop, and online .
Here are comments that customers have made:
Just to say that I love my ring and am wearing it as I type! It is wonderful to have something custom made and unique to me. It is also lovely to use recycled jewellery - it adds extra meaning for me as well as being better for the planet! Your work is exquisite and very beautiful and I look forward to commissioning the pendant to match. Regards,
Helen Loveday - Sims
As an alternative to buying a new ring, we decided to investigate the possibility of having an engagement ring made from some old gold jewellery. When we visited the gallery, Stephen was helpful with the suggestions he made to a few ideas we already had, including both design and stone choice. He also showed us a number of rings that had already been commissioned in order to assist us. Stephen kept us updated regularly during the whole process and we are delighted with the final result. Regards,
Martin and Julie
Thank you for sending the bangles through. We are very impressed with them. The torque looks superb and fits perfectly. The style of it is exactly what Mark was after. I really like the celtic bangle. The stone works very well as an oval. The colour is very good, very vibrant, which is exactly what I wanted. Again the fit is perfect. We will contact you again after our honeymoon if you would like more feedback on them. We were both extremely pleased with the results. Thank you so much for making them. Very best wishes,
Catherine and Mark Rumary
I commissioned Stephen to make an Engagement ring for me. He handled the commission with great skill and care, spending time with me to agree the precise details of the design, and was then able to make the ring within a tight time frame.
We knew we wanted something out of the ordinary so we went to Simcha Gallery. Stephen took time to carefully and patiently listen in detail to what we wanted. He gave us expert advice in a language we understood and produced exactly what we wanted. Just amazing. Fantastic craftsmanship with an exceptional eye to detail. Simcha's bespoke handmade jewellery is Hatton Garden quality at Hebden Bridge prices. We Can't recommend Simcha highly enough. Very best regards,
Andrew and Vin
There is some "back story" to how I came to be recycling the rings I brought to you. I think I explained they had all belonged to either my Grandmother or an Aunt. My Aunt died in 2006. She knew she was dying and insisted I take the rings she always wore, and promise that I wore them myself. I certainly share her love of beautiful things. I also believe a promice is a promice, so felt badly that none of the rings were wearable. Hence I came to the idea of getting the jewellery re-made into something unique that suited me and my personality and yet respected the past and the people who went into the history of the gold and the precious stones. From the first time i visited your gallery I was impressed with the passion you clearly have for your art and the attention to etail. Choosing a design felt like a natural process. I had an idea of what I wanted but you helped me shape it into something that would showcase the materials to their best advantage. It's obvious how much you care about what you do; nothing is "off the peg" but is its own piece with its own life. The finished design is perfect both artistically and how it relates to the story above. It's both delicate and bold and shows the diamonds as brilliant points of light. The gold and the silver are a lovely contrast, yet complimentary in tone. I think your work is stunning. In an age when everthing seems mass-produced, we need people who believe in the value of hand crafted pieces of wearable art. With thanks and best wishes,
I commissioned Stephen to design a bracelet and earings for my girlfriend. The jewellery can only be described as stunning. Both the bracelet and earings are incredibly intricate and beautifully detailled and my girlfriend loves them. In addition to this Stephen was a pleasure to work with and incredibly accomodating and produced beautiful works which are of far better quality and value than anything you could ever find on the high street. Thanks Stephen.
Hi Stephen, I bought a silver heart shaped pendant from you in September and have been meaning to say Thanks! Alison loves it and we hope to call in again next time we visit Hebden Bridge, thanks again. Best wishes,
Pat and Allison
Wahey!! They look great!
I want to say a really big thank you. As well as being special because it has a lot of inherited gold and memories entwined in it, you also put so much thought and creativity into it and created something really unique and special for me. It is really something to know that I can explain to you my ideas and thoughts and you can make them into something real. Equally gorgeous is the jewellery you made for Dave. A truly individual wedding ring and the amazing bronze ring and pendant. Whilst we hope your displaying them helps you with commissions in the future, I am also glad that they are so individual that they could'nt be recreated. See you soon
Hope you are well and busy at your studio. I just thought I would drop you a message to say thank you again for making my ring, it's beautiful and I really enjoy wearing it. I have also had lots of lovely comments from people!
Just a quick email to say thank you again for the fabulous ring you so very cleverly crafted for me - it is just fantastic, I cannot tell you how much I love it! You are very talented and I feel very lucky to have something so special, I shall certainly be back in the future. Many thanks, and kind regards,
Now I'm back from my holiday I just had to email you to again show how thrilled I am with the ring you made and designed for me out of my old gold. The design is unique and very cutting edge. I love the filigree work and the reticulation on the ring, and will aspire myself to hopefully produce work of your standard and imagination one day. I wore it on my holiday and a few people remarked on its beauty. I also wore it to my jewellery clas and the teacher and students were very impressed. I hope the business is thriving. Regards,
Fashioned for purpose, Love's inclusion Is sealed forever................We each wanted something unique, but which were naturally paired together. We loved that, with the techniques used, when Stephen made each ring he did not know how they would turn out. Rather like life! Each is beautiful in its own right and we have been showered with compliments, both from people loving the individula rings but also who love the idea of having a matching pair.
Brian Kinlan and Antonia Lum
Hello Stephen, thought you'd like to know that Alice loves her bracelet and it fits perfectly. Thanks so much for your efforts,
Hi Stephen, thanks for the jewellery it's lovely.