David Ashton


“We just wanted to thank you so much for the huge amount of work which you put in to finish my ruby and diamond eternity ring before Christmas. We are completely blown away by the artistry and craftsmanship and feel it really complements and further enhances the beauty of the ruby ring which you made for me in November. It is so elegant and refined and we love the rich combination of the stones and the rose gold – I can’t stop staring at it. The pressure is really on now for me to keep my hands in a fit state to do justice to these beautiful rings. Which will be no mean feat as up until a year ago I was a life long nail biter but I definitely now have a very strong incentive.

– Mr & Mrs Le Joncour

My David Ashton ring makes me happy every time I see it. Luckily for me, I wear it every day. Thank you to you for creating it and to Anita Post for buying it for me 21 years ago. Its effect on me has yet to wear off!

– S.Rizzo

“You made my wedding and engagement rings, then some ear rings to match. 10 years later an eternity ring and most recently and my favourite a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring for my 50th birthday. Every day I look at my rings, your amazing and unique craftsmanship, and every day they bring me so much pleasure. I love the way your designs have evolved yet retained that David Ashton style. After 22 years I still couldn’t recommend you more highly.

– A.Wratten

“It has been months now since I collected my exquisite platinum and diamond wedding ring, and I can’t tell you how much pleasure I get from it every day. It replaced my original ring, which was stolen in a burglary, and is it wicked to say I much prefer this one?!? This summer I have sat quietly every day with my autistic son, just watching the tiny diamonds sparkling in the sunshine and marvelling at the lifetime of skill and talent that went into making this lovely piece – uniquely for me! I’ve lost four stone since it was ordered, so my fingers are a little slimmer, but thankfully not enough to make it too loose! Otherwise I’d have to fatten up again! I also remember the great kindness and generosity I was shown by the Ashtons during the process of ordering and making the ring, and that also adds to my love of it.

Thank you so much!

– R.Cowen

Dean and I can’t say thank you enough for my engagement set, the design and quality is exceptional and beautifully created.  I am very proud to be wearing it.
Very best wishes from us both,
– Rebecca Smith

“Just collected my beautiful eternity rings. Stunning – David listened to exactly what I wanted and the quality is superb. Long wanted a ring by David Ashton so a bit of a wish fulfilled for me.

– K.Murray

Firstly, WOW!! Both our rings are stunning and have surpassed our expectations.

We honestly can not thank you and David enough! The whole process has been a pleasure and we would highly recommend your service to anyone! 
 We will share pictures with you of the special day and of course us wearing the rings!
With biggest thanks,  Carl and Grace.


European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

The EU GDPR is designed to help all of us have more control over our personal data, and how is it used.

Who does the information GDPR apply to?

Data subjects, being all visitors and users of any website who are members of the European Union, and therefore who submit personal data. donaldryker.com is the data processor and data controller of this site. You can find out more about this law here.

Privacy Policy

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
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What I do with the information I gather

I require this information to provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • I may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • I may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. I may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

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.

How I use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help provide you with a better website by monitoring which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

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.

Google Analytics

User and Event Data Retention

User-level and event-level data associated with Google Analytics cookies is retained for 14 months and then automatically deleted.

IP Anonymization

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.