Curious Finds: Makala, Fine British Jewellery

Friday, August 7, 2015

Today I have a find for you in the shape of a wonderful British jeweller based near to me in Sheffield, Makala Jewellery.

Makala, meaning ‘to be amazed’ in Setswana, was founded by diamond specialist and geologist Elspeth Yates. It was important to Elspeth to reference Botswana in the naming of the company as it was while working there for DTC, a De Beers company that she was first inspired to design jewellery.


She says; 'at Makala we are proud to be British and we source all our gemstones and metals through British companies and each piece is crafted by hand in our workshop in Derbyshire. Where possible, we use sustainably sourced metals and only use gemstone dealers recognised for their use of ethical mines. Our business started as a bespoke design service and has moved forward into manufacturing and in 2014 we launched our first ready to wear collections on our new website.'

Whilst there may seem limited collections on the website, Elspeth has a veritable hoard of gemstones and metals in her workshop where she awaits all manner of custom requests.

My favourite? This custom pear diamond engagement ring for sure. There's something about pear shaped gems that just make me swoon.

I'm very excited that Elspeth is currently working on a custom piece for me, and I will share as soon as I can! 

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