I have had so many compliments and I haven't taken either piece off
"I was lucky enough to be given a necklace and ring for my recent birthday. We worked with Kate to choose the stone I wanted and it was made to my exact specifications. I also chose a necklace from the main collection. Kate is an absolute pleasure to buy from and her work is incredible. I have had so many compliments and I haven't taken either piece off. Thank you Kate - I will be back."
I decided to treat myself for my birthday and I wasn't disappointed.
"I saw Kate's jewellery on Facebook and Instagram. When I saw the silver and sapphire ring I just loved the design, simple but stunning. I decided to treat myself for my birthday and I wasn't disappointed. It fits perfectly and looks beautiful. I've had lots of compliments. I'm really pleased with my purchase. Thank you."
A lovely weight and beautifully made
"I bought the cufflinks for my boyfriend the first year we were together. They are a lovely weight and beautifully made. He loves them and so do I"
The whole journey with Kate was a joy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for something unique, personal and created with great care and attention.
"Earlier this year my wife and I were blessed with our third child and soon after I decided I wanted to honour and thank her for carrying and caring for our children. I also wanted it to be a surprise for her.
I knew of Kate Smith Jewellery design from a mutual friend as my wife had often admired the items the friend wore that Kate had designed and made.
From this I contacted Kate with a very wide and vague requirement and from that Kate helped to guide my thinking. We agreed to meet, at the workshop in secret, I also roped in the mutual friend to bring a female perspective and hopefully help inform what my wife may like.
We managed to arrange a date to visit the workshop and spent an hour or so discussing what my options might be and how we would progress, after this meeting I had an idea of the design but there were some concerns about colours and style.
Kate provided some options, images and mock-ups of what the finished product may look like along with some guideline prices.
From this we had several telephone and email conversations to finalise the design. Kate was very collaborative and able to advise on what would work and what wouldn't, giving me the confidence to go ahead with the design and get Kate started on the manufacturing.
Throughout this process I had stressed that this was to be a surprise and we discussed the best way to present this, in the end I wanted to try and get my wife to the jewellery quarter to surprise her in Kate's workshop.
The day of our trip arrived and we ‘bumped into’ Kate in a cafe. As I said at the start we are aware of Kate and my wife recognised her and said hello to her. After a chat Kate proceeded to invite us to the workshop to take a look. We then surprised my wife with the ring, leaving her totally speechless. Kate was instrumental in the successful execution of this deception.
While we are thrilled with the rings and they are very beautiful, for me the process of getting to the finished product was also very important, and the whole journey with Kate was a joy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for something unique, personal and created with great care and attention. Whether this is for someone else or you are buying something for yourself I would recommend having a chat with Kate and looking at her website.
Unfortunately the discussions are now about what my wife would like next from Kate!!"
Wonderful to have something so individual and personal
"Really pleased with my bangle, wonderful to have something so individual and personal. Kate's style is so elegant, this is something I can wear with everything."
Just the right amount of sparkle
"I absolutely love my new ring, it's such a beautiful design and so tactile with just the right amount of sparkle; a truly beautiful item. Ordering online was very easy, any queries I had were answered very quickly. A very smooth process."
A beautiful design, great craftsmanship , made for a fantastic end result
"On the 5th May 2019 my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I wanted to buy Jane a ruby ring as a thank you. Initially I called Kate and we spoke about my enquiry and the initial ideas. Kate suggested she spend some time on some designs. She emailed three designs shortly after. We discussed the merits of each design and agreed an option. Kate sent me photo's of four stones she had selected and again we spoke on the phone and we both agreed on the choice of a particular stone. Six weeks later we had a finished product and Kate invited me over to pick up the ring. I wasn't disappointed and neither was Jane! A beautiful design, great craftsmanship, made for a fantastic end result. I presented the ring to Jane on the day of our anniversary and she was absolutely delighted."
I'd recommend Kate's beautiful jewellery to everyone looking for something unique
"I was lucky enough that my now fiance proposed to me with the beautiful pink sapphire and diamond silver ring. It is perfect and I get lots of comments on it. Both my fiance and myself spoke with Kate via email prior to purchase and she was so lovely and helpful. I had to get the size reduced slightly after but Kate was yet again brilliant and my ring was back with me in no time. I'd recommend Kate's beautiful jewellery to everyone looking for something unique."
"My wife has loved Kate’s collections for a long time and her wedding, engagement and eternity rings were all made by her. I try and treat my wife to some jewellery every year so when she mentioned she wanted a pair of earrings that were in the same style as the swirl collection but slightly different, I knew Kate would be more than happy to help. From a rough description and photographs to show the length she liked, Kate translated my wife’s vague ideas into a beautiful pair of earrings. The end result is just perfect!”
"I decided to purchase an eternity ring from Kate Smith to give to my wife on our wedding day. The process of choosing which ring I wanted and the style was made so much easier by the help and advice provided to me by Kate. After I had ordered the ring, it was with me in a matter of weeks and the result was spectacular. I gave the ring to my wife (via her bridesmaids) on the morning of the wedding and she was blown away by it; she cried for about 20 minutes apparently!! I would recommend Kate Smith Jewellery to anyone who is thinking of buying something special"
Thank you Kate for our special treasures
"Kate made our new wedding rings for our vow renewal. We chose the nibbled rings as we renewed our wedding vows in the Scottish Highlands yesterday and they reminded us of the landscape here. They are absolutely perfect. Kate has been amazing throughout, as have the Pyramid Gallery in York. Thank you Kate for our special treasures."
Her work is exquisite and her communication divine
"Having admired Kate's stunning work for years, I was fortunate enough to purchase a much coveted piece through a Facebook auction to benefit refugees. So, clearly, not only does she have a gigantic heart by donating to such a worthy cause, her work is exquisite and her communication divine. Will be saving my pennies for the next piece and absolutely recommend on all counts."
One set was so nice I kept them for myself!
"I contacted Kate to make a bespoke pair of earrings for my friend's 50th birthday to match her wedding ring. I was really pleased with the earrings which matched the ring perfectly. They were made beautifully and my friend was thrilled. Thanks Kate. I found the whole process great. I even had two other earring sets made for friends and one set was so nice I kept them for myself!"
I was and am so grateful for your impeccable service and my friend is delighted with the pendant
"I was buying for a birthday present at short notice and not only did you respond almost immediately when I contacted you but you and your team were efficiency itself by dispatching the beautiful pendant the next day so that it arrived in perfect time for the birthday. I was and am so grateful for your impeccable service and my friend is delighted with the pendant."
Chatting over tea and tweaking elements of our rings so they suited us perfectly, nothing was too much trouble for Kate
"I was looking for a designer to create something incredibly special for me and two of my friends who suffered a devastating loss this year. We didn't want anything flashy or over the top but something simple, timeless and beautiful....Kate's Instagram posts immediately caught my eye as a perfect summary of all those wishes! From start to finish working with Kate was a real joy; we ended up spending an hour in her studio in The Jewellery Quarter chatting over tea and tweaking elements of our rings so they suited us perfectly, nothing was too much trouble for Kate. It was a beautiful experience and we are all so happy with our silver and diamond rings....they haven't left our fingers since we got them.
Communication was excellent and having the opportunity to come to the studio to meet Kate and the team made the whole experience feel more personal. Kate knows the story behind our rings and handled the circumstance with such care and respect... it really was a perfect experience for us and I wouldn't change a thing."
- Katie, Jen & Rach
Fantastic experience from start to finish!
"Fantastic experience from start to finish! I stumbled across the ring via a Google image search, looking for an eternity ring that was a little bit unique for my wife, for our 30th wedding anniversary. Following a couple of messages to Kate, she managed to deliver in time for me to surprise my wife on a weekend away in Prague. The ring was perfect, my wife loved it and we're all living very happily ever after :) Thank you Kate, you made our special day perfect."
I understand that buying jewellery online can be a daunting prospect; you want it to fit perfectly, make you feel fabulous when you wear it and if you’re not too sure, you want to be able to return it easily, right?
These are all thoughts that I have when I’m looking to buy something special for myself or as a gift. You see, the last 18 years has taught me it’s not just about the jewellery….it’s about the people who wear it! We love the pieces we make, but we really love our customers too. It’s so important to me that you are happy with the jewellery that you choose.
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