Case Study: Glastonbury Locket

 

The Brief

A client approached us with a budget of £300 seeking a unique, personalised wedding day gift for his fiancée. Our brief entailed designing and creating a white metal locket in a contemporary style, to symbolise the couple’s shared connection with Glastonbury Festival. Having attended Glastonbury together every year throughout their relationship, the iconic Pyramid Stage was a place of special significance for the couple.

Materials

Our client specified a preference for white gold, however to ensure the budget of £300 was sufficient to cover both the weight of material and the craftsmanship required, our advice on materials and techniques led to our client commissioning the locket in sterling silver.

Design

Taking inspiration from our client’s story, our skilled jewellery designer referenced the Pyramid Stage, to create the chosen design. The pyramid shape of the locket mirrored the structure of the stage, while a line engraving on the front on the locket echoed the shape of the stage. The tip of the pyramid would be crafted from gold to represent the lights on the stage. The locket would be hinged at the bottom of the pyramid, enabling the locket to open forward from the gold tip.

Handcrafting

Working to a strict deadline for completion of the locket prior to the big day, the approved design was entrusted to our locket maker to meticulously handcraft and construct each element of the design; including the delicate hinge, clasp, gold tip, and silver chain loop, using traditional techniques.

Finishing Touches

The locket was hand polished to achieve a smooth, contemporary and high-quality finish, prior to the addition of the fine hand engraved line design to the front of the locket. Once added to a silver chain the locket was delivered on a next day service to our client, who was delighted with the result.

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