Graham was recommended to me by a friend and the first piece Graham created for me was an eternity ring. I knew exactly what ring I wanted and explained the design to Graham which he immediately understood and created a brief for the actual design. He listened to every detail I explained to him and the hand made eternity ring really was perfect.
We decided to ask Graham to make a suite of diamond stud earrings and a diamond dress ring. We knew the earrings had to be simple but I had only a vague idea what the ring might look like. With both pieces, Graham was so knowledgeable, talking us through the details of stones he would source for us and the design of the pieces. With a particular ring in mind, he took a brief in our meeting and sketched a design which was then designed to scale.
The design and the actual dress ring met the brief perfectly.
I learned so much about diamonds, where they were sourced, the sizing, cut, colour and clarity, and then also which setting would be appropriate to optimise their varying brilliance. We have certificates for all of the large diamonds which I had little knowledge about before working with Graham.
I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Graham to design and create any piece of jewellery, or simply to source stones for purchase. He is knowledgeable and he takes time to share his expertise to clients who have little understanding and is never condescending in his manner. He quite clearly loves what he does and this really was demonstrated in the way he serves his clients. He really wanted us involved to really appreciate the diamonds and the bespoke jewellery pieces created. The whole experience from start to finish was terrific. I will, without doubt be asking Graham to design and create more pieces for me in future. The experience is so much more worthwhile than buying something off the shelf from a store.
The entire process gives you an attachment to the jewellery somehow, more so than simply buying a finished ring at retail. I absolutely recommend Graham Tom to everyone.