Welcome to Kate Dawson Jewellery! I’m Kate, a fine jewellery designer/maker specialising in engagement rings, wedding bands and unique made to order pieces.
I specialise in diamond and coloured stone jewellery, normally working with platinum and gold. Along with many engagement ring samples and designs, I also have an extensive range of wedding rings to choose from. My expertise are in 3D computer aided design (CAD) and so I am able to offer a unique custom service where I work with clients to bring their thoughts and ideas to life.
Need help choosing?
If you are stuck for inspiration or have something in mind that you are struggling to put into words, then we can work together through hand sketches and 3D CAD modelling to make it real. Choosing jewellery (especially an engagement ring!) can be a daunting prospect and I try to keep the process as relaxed and straight forward as possible.
I can also design and make to order unique giftware including necklaces, pendants and cufflinks which make the perfect gifts for a special occasion or to complement wedding jewellery.
Having worked in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter I am fully aware of being competitive on price along with excellent customer service and feel that I can offer great value without the overheads of a retail outlet.
My Background: Learning the craft
I first realised my passion for jewellery aged 17 after completing a Silversmithing course in Derby. I later went on to graduate from Wolverhampton University with a degree specialising in Jewellery Design and was naturally drawn towards Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter to start my journey as a designer/maker. My first job for a large jewellery manufacturer gave me a valuable insight into production methods and helped me forge strong working links with specialists in this field.
The Jewellery Quarter
I was then offered a new job as Sales and Design Manager for a small independent fine jewellery retailer/manufacturing workshop where I continued to develop my craft – planning, designing and making jewellery for hundreds of delighted customers across the country. After 15 years in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with plenty of experience gained along the way, the offer of a studio at Banks Mill in my hometown seemed like the perfect opportunity.