David Ashton

Commissioning Jewellery

Making an Appointment

Whether you are commissioning a piece directly from this website or you want something altogether different, contacting us begins the fascinating two-way process of inspiration and discussion which is entirely personalised and culminates in an agreed design and price.

We have a stunning selection of loose diamonds and gemstones for you to select from. Every detail must be perfect before David sets about making your flawless piece of bespoke jewellery.

To ensure you have plenty of time and space, we invite you to book a private appointment to visit us on the Southbank, in the OXO tower. Please contact us to discuss the options. 

David Ashton works in 18ct gold and Platinum, with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Using only stones of natural origin, in a stunning range of colours.

Select the perfect union of stone & David Ashton metalwork. The jewellery created is yours alone.

If you see a design you like in our collection but would like it in a different combination of metal and gemstone, please contact us to discuss the options. 

David will listen to your ideas, offer technical advice, and produce a piece of beautiful timeless jewellery, guaranteed to be treasured for years to come. 

Prices are guides, for the exact item shown. The stone type, weight and quantity, band width, finger size, number of dots and circles etc, can be selected to suit a design or budget.  Any size, width and profile of ring can be made.

We have extensive records, if you’ve purchased from us in the past, we can access these to ensure a new purchase is a perfect match.

The Best Materials

Gemstones are a lifetime passion, prompting studies at the Gemological Association in London of gemstones & diamonds. We have significant experience in sourcing and selecting gemstones and have a unique selection of beautiful diamonds, sapphires, rubies & emeralds. David makes rings that are designed for life, durable, comfortable, and designed to be worn, all day every day. Bespoke London Jewellery

We will gladly show you a selection, and discuss and explain the technical and aesthetic considerations to ensure the stone you choose meets your requirements and is an ongoing delight.

Meeting us considerably enhances this process. It means that you will be able to try on pieces, see what suits you, and what proportions and sizes are best. We understand this isn’t always possible so are happy to offer a mail order service, using numerous technologies, to ensure all the details are perfect.

Following acceptance of the design and price, we generally require a 25% deposit and up to 6 weeks for production and delivery, often sooner.

When you commission a ring, we provide a silver “sizing” band – wearing this over a few days enables you to get a perfect fit.

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss a commission, email or call.

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Bespoke, quality, Jewellery For Life

All the images shown, are actual pieces of jewellery made by David. Photographed in the shop by a member of staff, none have been computer generated or enhanced.

David’s attention to detail is legendary, everything he produces is perfect.

Metalwork and stones calibrated to 0.01mm, appropriate to his training as a scientific & medical instrument maker in Cambridge. Thus we welcome you to come in and see for yourself. The perfect balance of technical precision, superlative standards & unrivalled artistic passion.

We pride ourselves on the highest levels of customer care and aftercare, with us it’s a lifelong relationship. Family & children are welcome in the shop, sometimes well-behaved pets!

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 and has always used 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 per cent conflict-free. Where possible we use independent family-owned suppliers. 

A diamond is a mineral created by nature; a “diamond” should always mean 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.

Because every diamond  & gemstone is unique, each with its precise gemological characteristics, pricing is unique to each piece. We will be happy to work within your budget or specifications.

People have been buying jewellery from us for more than 30 years. During that time, we have earned a reputation for honesty and integrity

You will not find David Ashton jewellery anywhere else.

Bespoke London Jewellery.

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This privacy policy sets out how I, David Ashton use and protect any information that you give when you use this website.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information from which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

If I change this policy I will update this page. You should check from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 22 August 2012.

What I collect

I may collect the following information:

  • your name
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  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
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I require this information to provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:

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I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

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You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing or emailing me.

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. 

If you believe that any information I are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible.  I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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I have implemented IP Anonymization, simply put, the last three digits of your IP address are set to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network. The full IP address is never retained, or written to disk.