A key stage of the design process is usually the production of detailed hand-drawn designs (left) by the designer, who works closely with the client.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Another route is using Computer Aided Design (CAD). This 3D process can either be employed to enable the client to more closely visualise how the finished piece will look or can also be an intrinsic part of the manufacturing process.
Ogden of Harrogate's Head of Design is the highly regarded Vicki Smith, who is creating exclusive collections for Ogdens, in addition to bespoke commissions.
Earlier this year Vicki, formerly of Boodles and David M Robinsons, became the first ever British designer to be awarded the Fashion Innovation Award by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA). She is currently busy designing a beautiful new collection of elegant engagement and wedding rings for Ogden of Harrogate.
Customers wishing to design their own piece of jewellery, or have a bespoke creation made especially for them are able to benefit from Vicki Smith’s considerable skills and experience throughout the design process. Our team of talented jewellers will then bring the piece to life in our state of the art workshop.
Vicki is also able to advise on re-modelling jewellery. She finds that this is very popular with clients who have inherited an heirloom and who want to keep it for sentimental reasons but find it is not suited to their personal style. She is able to use the stones and precious metal to create a more contemporary piece, better suited to the client’s needs.
To find out more about our design services, please contact us
or simply visit one of our showrooms at any time.