Testimonials

We have both known Kinvara, for a long time and she has made rings and earrings for a number of our friends. We decided having seen some of Kinvara’s other “works of art” to ignore the saying “never do business with friends,” as that would have prohibited us from going to someone whose previous work we love. Kinvara did not let us down, from start to finish we were amazed by her enthusiasm, encouragement and patience.   I would strongly recommend Kinvara, to anyone who wants to design something unique using an honest, practical and professional approach.  Her team of jewellers are truly exceptional and the fact that they completed such a beautiful ring in 3 weeks is a testament to their huge skill and experience”

James

 

“Given that Kinvara is one of my wife’s best friends discretion was of paramount importance – Kinvara didn’t let me down. I was lucky enough to have a family stone i wanted to incorporate in the ring and found Kinvara’s advice on what could or could not be achieved invaluable. Kinvara came up with a number of design ideas without pushing them on me too hard so i could make my own decision. The end result is a stunning engagement ring that has been widely admired but more importantly ‘loved’ by my wife.”

James Lowden


“A friend recommended Kinvara to me as both a qualified gemmologist and a specialist in designing bespoke jewellery, so I thought I would get in touch with her soon after my girlfriend agreed to become my fiancée! We knew we were onto a winner from our first meeting, and the contrast between Kinvara and some of the other jewellers we visited was marked: she did not subject us to any hard sell and clearly had our best interests at heart. We chose a beautiful sapphire which was already set in a sample ring; it was no problem to have the setting changed to one which better suited my fiancée. We were so pleased with the ring that I later asked Kinvara if she could make a copy of an antique pair of pearl and diamond earrings: the result was, in my view, better than the original version and made the perfect wedding present for my wife.”

Henry Lobb

 

“Like many people I love the idea of having pieces of jewellery commissioned which are unique to me. Kinvara has designed some lovely pieces for me, and has been absolutely amazing at understanding my ideas, and then translating them into miniature works of art. It helps that her own taste is impeccable. I would not hesitate to recommend her for her contemporary flair and ability to deliver items of exceptional quality.”

Indira Ramsahoye

 

Both Max and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kinvara in designing my engagement ring. She a true professional and yet very personal; she has a wonderful style and eye and makes the whole experience very exciting. She helped us source the most glorious sapphire and allowed us to be a part of the whole process, seeing all the stages of making the ring and made us feel very involved in every part of the design.

I asked for a completely unrealistic deadline as I desperately wanted my ring for our engagement drinks and Kinvara delivered it 2 days earlier than I had asked for! I was amazed and enormously grateful.

 I would be the first to recommend Kinvara as a talented designer and jewellery expert. She is charming to work with and delivers exceptional quality.”

 Natasha Pike

 

‘I came to Kinvara with an idea I had for a pair of earrings. Through her design experience and creative advice she ended up vastly improving on that original design and I am so pleased with the results. She is clearly very talented, incredibly attentive, has great taste and is lovely to work with. I would definitely recommend her.’

Anonymous

 

” I am so thrilled with my ring, I couldn’t be happier with the design and loved working with Kinvara”

Natasha Rufus Isaacs

 

“Kinvara and I had always planned that she would make me an engagement ring. Although it took me a long time to settle on the idea to get engaged (6 years), Kinvara’s patience echoed her ability to deliver. It was critical that this remained discrete for the duration as she is very friendly with my now fiancé and a large group of my friends. Not only is Kinvara an excellent designer, she even managed to teach me a few key things about diamonds by the end. All I knew was that I was to look for a cushion cut diamond and that was largely the extent of my contribution. Over many weeks and consultations Kinvara walked me through the key steps and assured me that this process was worth investing time in. I believe that having someone that knows the recipient of such an important piece of jewellery is integral to achieving the perfect end result. The only thing she couldn’t take care of was a positive response to the question of marriage, but I would argue that the ring that she created went a long way to helping. Many thanks and you have made two people very happy.”

 

Robert Holt

 

 

“The whole build up to the proposal can be overwhelming and I was certainly apprehensive about getting the ring absolutely perfect. However, all these feelings were quickly put to rest by Kinvara, who with her lovely bubbly character immediately put me at ease. Kinvara could not of been more helpful though the whole processes – I had little previous knowledge of gem stones, choice, quality, or price but Kinvara gave a superb overview of what to look for and what was achievable, and never once pushed the budget I had briefed her with. Kinvara strikes the perfect balance of involvement – standing back when you want to input your own ideas and concepts then adding her guidance and making suggestions that completely set off the whole design. The finished product was fantastic and beautifully crafted by her workshop, but more importantly, my fiancé was ecstatic with it!”

 

Mark Mackay-Lewis

 

 

“From the moment that I decided to propose I knew that I wanted to find an entirely unique engagement ring.  Having admired several of Kinvara’s designs in the past I had little doubt that she was the right person for the job.  I was aware of Kinvara’s talent and integrity before our first meeting but what was clearly evident from day one is her passion and commitment, I will not forget the day that I received a call from her to tell me that she had found “Anna’s diamond” and she was right, it was beautiful.  Kinvara made me feel part of the process from start to finish and it was wonderful to see the ring evolve from a rough idea into the perfect engagement ring for my fiancé.  I could not recommend Kinvara more highly.”

 

Nick Coupe 

 

“I am so delighted with the pieces from Kinvara that I find them hard to take off. She is highly versatile, professional and has a wonderful eye for details. She offers excellent value, exceptional service and I often receive compliments when I wear her beautiful designs. Thank you Kinvara, the experience is always a joy!”

Ying Li

 

“I always knew what type of ring my fiancé wanted, I just had very little idea of how to find the right ring and was worried about walking into shops with a dollar sign around my neck. I was recommended to Kinvara through a friend and could not be happier with the end result. Kinvara was incredibly passionate and committed to working to my brief and budget. This enable me to find a process, that is no doubt fairly daunting to most, incredibly enjoyable and informative. The ability to work with someone who understands exactly what you want, who you can trust implicitly and treats every single project as something that has to be perfect is an incredible service. Both my fiancé and I are absolutely thrilled with the ring!”

Laurie Stokes

 

“Kinvara deserves a huge thank you for taking me through the whole ring process from initial discussion through to creating the most perfect engagement ring. My fiancée has never been so happy and she comments daily how lovely the ring is. I was really impressed with Kinvara who was friendly, patient and professional throughout and would strongly recommended her to all my friends who are near to proposing to their girlfriends. I had faith that Kinvara understood my ideas and I was kept in the loop throughout the designing and making process. She made it very easy for me! Thank you again for making such a perfect ring.”

Doug Evans