Nikki Stark creates simple, elegant jewellery, engagement and wedding rings by hand in a small workshop just outside London.
I have been making jewellery from precious metals for just over 10 years now. It’s something I wanted to do for as long as I remember. I’ve always had a magpie’s eye for anything small and sparkly.
About 3 years ago, I made my first wedding ring for a friend. She wanted something pretty and rustic, very different from what was available on the high street. Since then, I have received more and more commissions for wedding jewellery, which fits perfectly with my obsession with rings! Often I start by meeting potential clients for a coffee to talk through what they are looking for. I really love being involved with something so personal and special.
My own designs are understated and delicate. The detailing is contemporary but the scale sits well with vintage as well as modern designs. Most pieces can be tweaked to sit with different shaped engagement rings and I can make silver prototypes so you can try the two rings together. In addition to my own designs, I supply traditional bands, and occasionally take commissions for bespoke pieces.
As well as my cold forged pieces I make lost wax cast rings. Lost wax casting is a very old method of making jewellery where a form is carved from a piece of hard wax then cast into metal. This is a really good option if you are looking for something more organic and truly unique.
My collections include a range of stone set rings and necklaces, which are great for bridesmaid gifts. Take a look at my website for galleries of past commissions, information on different metals and finishes, as well as my own designs. Please send me an email with any queries, I’m always happy to answer questions and discuss any special requests.