London Based Jeweller
Unmatched Precision & Artistic Achievement
A stunning range is available to view and directly purchase, the majority of David’s work is bespoke. His jewellery is available exclusively from his London store, and online through this website.
The shop & workshop relocated to the iconic OXO Tower on the South Bank in 2008. Having previously been a stalwart of Gabriel’s Wharf for 25 years, a stallholder on Camden Market before that.
Skills and Experience
A reputation for integrity and quality is not easily accomplished but is something that David Ashton is proud to have achieved.
In his younger years, David trained as a scientific & medical instrument maker in Cambridge, and later as an aircraft engineer. Notably fabricating the nose cone for concord at Marshalls in Cambridge. This provided a unique perspective on precision manufacturing which he then applied to jewellery making.
David will create for you a flawless bespoke jewel bursting with individuality, bold, durable & comfortable.
The majority of work is bespoke, as are many of his tools. These tools allow him to create unusual, modern, yet sophisticated jewellery with traditional, precision craftsmanship. These unique and specialised skills mean David is widely acknowledged to be one of the UK’s most skilled and talented craftsman, an experienced jeweller working with honesty, in an ethical way. His uncompromising attention to detail and unique method of rub-over setting, alongside many years of experience, guarantees his workmanship is simply unsurpassed.
Every piece is carefully designed and precision made, by hand with the best materials to the very highest of standards.
Ethically sourced & responsibly crafted
David Ashton is committed to ensuring all our diamonds & gemstones are sourced in a manner that upholds the social, ethical and environmental expectations we share with our customers.
David Ashton only uses natural diamonds and gemstones.
Acting sustainably is at the core of everything that we do. Our stringent sourcing procedures, selection processes and certification requirements mean that the diamonds & gemstones in every piece of David Ashton jewellery are guaranteed to be ethically produced and 100 % conflict-free.
A diamond is a mineral created by nature; a “diamond” always means a natural diamond.
A gemstone is a mineral of natural origin that is used in jewellery for reasons of combined beauty, rareness and intrinsic value.
A synthetic diamond or gemstone is an artificial product that has essentially the same physical characteristics as a diamond or gemstone.
An imitation diamond, or gemstone simulant, is an artificial product that imitates the appearance of diamonds or gemstones without having their chemical composition, physical properties or structure.
Accolades and Awards
David studied with the Gemmological Association and has achieved its most prestigious accolades: Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA)
- Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association (DGA).
Having been selected to exhibit at the Goldsmiths Company Fair David has won all of their prestigious awards.
Commisioning a piece
True handmaking of jewellery is a dying art because it takes the most skill and time, yet it yields the highest quality of finish possible. It will result in a true heirloom piece that will last for generations. The difference is obvious to expert and discerning buyers, over time the difference in durability and wearability becomes obvious to the owner too. David Ashton jewellery is a bench made entirely by hand.