David Ashton

David Ashton

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

G2 Oxo Tower WharfBarge House Street

Biography:

David Ashton has been making jewellery for many years, starting as a teenager. His training as a scientific and medical instrument maker, then as an aircraft engineer, has provided him with a unique perspective on jewellery manufacture. He is renowned for his unique techniques of mixing two colours of 18ct gold, and makes many of his own tools. Working in 18ct gold and Platinum, mainly using sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds including natural fancy colours.Whether you are commissioning a piece directly from his website or you want something altogether different, contacting him begins the fascinating two-way process of inspiration and discussion which is entirely personalised and culminates in an agreed design and price. David has studied with the Gemmological Association for its most prestigious accolades: Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA) and Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association (DGA).He has also exhibited at the Goldsmiths' fair and won their prestigious awards.Meeting us at his shop considerably enhances this process and also means that you will be able to try on pieces, seeing what suits, and the proportions and sizes are best.

Specialist Techniques:

Platinum weldingDiagonal stripe and dot and circles in 18ct Setting, specialist in micro pave and rub-over.Tool making    Precision workSelecting the finest most appropriate stonesTraditional metal working skills, milling & drawing etc.All elements of manufacture carried out in his London workshop

Awards:

1997: Goldsmiths gold star1997: Goldsmiths display prize

Education:

1988 DGA Gemmological associationApprenticeship: Cambridge scientific and medical instruments.  Apprenticeship as a scientific and medical instrument maker.

Exhibitions:

Goldsmiths fair

Publications:

Vogue    Elle    Harpers IndependantV&A magazineTATE magazine    Marie ClaireToni & GuyPrincess yachts


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    White and black diamond ring

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    Pink champagne diamond in platinum and rose gold

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    Tahitian pearl & ruby gold necklace

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    Stack of 18ct and platnium rings

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    Natural yellow diamond ring set in platinum

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    Diagonal striped cufflinks with diamonds

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    Diagonal Striped Rings

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    18ct dot and circle ring

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    Yellow Gold, Ruby, Tahitian Pearl band

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    Tahitian pearl, in platnium with diamonds

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    18ct Gold Ruby Ring

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    Diamond Ring

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