Water Jewels began with a collection of ten Gemstone Rings in 1998 and it is because of this, that Rings have always been a favourite of our founder and designer, Barbara Harris.
Our gallery in London has always felt like somewhat of a treasure chest – with intriguing designs and rare Gemstones at every turn. However, visitors always inevitably end up at our Ring tray, pondering over our range of Gemstone Rings.
Why the fuss? Our founder, Barbara’s, well-honed and intuitive understanding of the connection between Gemstone and the wearer leads her to create tactile and beautiful pieces that are more than just adornments. Jewellery is unique to each and every one of us – introducing us, before we’ve even spoken – and as such, each piece that we wear should pay homage to our individuality. Having always worked with the highest quality of Gemstones, each raw stone that we use, has a truly unique hue and composition, which naturally lends itself to one-off pieces.
The organic way in which we carve our stones is also exclusive to our brand as a London-based jeweller, using high-pressure water jets to gently carve the stones into their final design. This is a long and timely process but, importantly, it preserves the stone’s essential energy and individual characteristics. The result? A diverse range of exclusive Gemstone Rings, each waiting to select its rightful owner.
We are honoured to feature in Carol Woolton’s recently published book, “The New Stone Age”, find us on page 37. Woolton is a jewellery historian, stylist and has been the jewellery editor at British Vogue for twenty years. In The New Stone Age, she recounts her own purchase at Water Jewels and the experience she had wearing our Himalayan Rock Crystal ring.Her story may surprise you!
Having always envisaged our online world as an extension of our in-store experience, we’ve decided to share a selection of some of our favourite Gemstone Rings below...
This polished raw Aquamarine is inlaid with Tahitian Mother of Pearl and carved using high pressure water jets into a butterfly. It is very comfortable to wear and redefines the contemporary statement ring.
Our Rhodochrosite gemstone ring has a Peruvian Pink Opal base and is backed with Sterling Silver.
The style is called the portrait ring inspired by cameos, traditionally depicting a story or portrait in an oval frame. The portrait and the story are the natural magical veining within the stones surface. Layers of sediment petrified into gemstone over millions of years to create patterns as individual as fingerprints never twice reproduced.
For a larger selection please view our collection of gemstone rings here, exclusively available to our online world.
A boutique for highly skilled crafts and artisanal pieces, our London Jewellery gallery stocks beautiful accessories from some of our favourite designers. One such designer is Olympia Le-Tan - famed for her embroidered book clutches. Shop our Olympia Le-Tan collection online or in our London store.
Nantucket Jeweler, Water Jewels, has been part of the Nantucket community for over a decade, showcasing their exquisite hand carved gemstone jewelry, pearl jewelry and exclusive accessories. At this milestone in their business lifespan, we decided to speak to the founder of the Nantucket Jewelry store, Barbara Harris, and to discover how she came to open her second gallery on this beautiful island.
At Water Jewels, we’ve never considered our in-store locations as jewellery shops or boutiques, but rather, galleries – somewhere to explore and find beautiful, original pieces. Because of this, when we decided to delve into the digital world, it was extremely important to us, to emulate the same experience we create in our Kensington and Nantucket galleries, for our online guests.