Posts by Matthew Pike

From the bench: solitaire princess cut engagement ring

Making a classic PIKE style 4 claw solitaire ring with princess cut diamond. Starting with a square section of 18 ct white gold, a piece is cut off to the desired length to manufacture the claw setting. The major advantages to making the setting from a solid block of gold, is there are no obvious…

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The joy of making an engagement ring

Hello again Thank you for all of the positive comments about my first blog, I hope you enjoy this one as much. I have known the customer who commissioned this beautiful solitaire since he was about 16 years old. We met through a family friend and what impressed me most, was how mature he was.…

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An amazing ring for an amazing customer

Hello, my name is Matthew Pike, and I am the manufacturing jeweller at PIKE. This is my first blog post, so go easy! I recently had the pleasure of making an amazing ring for an amazing customer. She has been a customer for over 30 years and has always commissioned very bold adventurous and challenging…

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