Every piece of jewellery tells a story, but a bespoke piece of jewellery tells an intimate story that is completely unique to you. This video is brought to you by London based jewellers SMITH/GREY, showing how they developed one client’s personal story into a bespoke crest, through their Scandinavian aesthetic, time-old techniques and academic approach to design.
To create a bespoke crest focused on the clients profession in property development and his family ties to Malmo, Sweden.
To use the official guidelines for designing heraldry, which imposes rules on how a crest should be composed.
A crest that brings together elements from maps, flags, surveyor equipment and stories about Swedish explorers, into a striking composition.
“At SMITH/GREY we believe that one of the most important parts in making bespoke jewellery is to listen. It is our job as designers to help uncover personal stories and traits that can be translated into a design.”
The initial steps of the engraving was done by tracing the key points in the design. Afterwards the major line work and detailing was done freehand.