For anyone new to the website, I moved from London to Stroud last September, so I am in limbo with my jewellery for a few months as most of my stock is in storage,  while waiting for a new ECO house that we're building to be ready.

At last the new house is progressing in leaps and bounds. It's fascinating to watch and admire the brilliant skill of all the work being done. The electrician, the plumbers, the joiners etc. We are learning so much about building!

We are hoping that by July/August we will be moving in. Then we have the fun of unpacking! I will have a wonderful workroom/ studio and am really excited at the prospect of seeing all my lovely bits of silver and beads after so long!

in the meantime I continue to create what I can with a diminished stock, So please bear with me and hopefully I'll be fully functioning by the Autumn. The website is still open and I can make up bespoke pieces.........

thank you all for your continued support

For the last 30 years I have been buying silver, some old, some new. From souks in Oman, sitting on a dusty floor and excitedly sifting through piles of old silver tipped out of sacks, to a tiny workshop at the top of some ancient stone steps in the Khan El Khalil in Cairo. To me, silver is more beautiful than gold, so soft to feel and easy to wear. Yes, you have to polish it, but the joy of transforming a dirty tarnished piece of silver to me is magical!

Rings, ah rings, not just a pretty thing to adorn a finger. They tell stories, give you history lessons...
Did you know, for example, that traditionally the women and young girls from the Omani southern Dhofar and the Yemeni region of the Hadramout were given a set of ten silver rings, one for each finger, each one giving a blessing??
The long triangular ring which goes on the index finger of the right hand, is for blessings when you point it towards Mecca. Maybe you are enchanted by the ring displayed here. Traditionally worn on the little finger, if it could speak it could tell you of the harshness of daily life in the desert, relieved by feast days and family gatherings celebrating the birth of a child. You could impart secrets to it and make up ones to tell!

for a PRINTABLE RING SIZER click here or here

  • Amore

  • thai

  • xanthe

  • calliope

  • Noor

  • Zaina

  • Aello

  • Rosa

  • Aswad

  • Delta

  • Annais

  • Sawadi

  • Abiyad

  • Zoraida

Rings in Oman are worn on hands and feet. While toe rings are normally simple round rings with bosses, rings for the finger are often ornate and are of varying design according to which finger they are to be worn on. They are made in pairs, one for each hand, and there is a different one for each finger and for the thumb. Although, there appears to be no specific wedding-ring, the set of ten may be given at the time of the marriage.
Precious stones do not appear frequently in Omani rings, presumably because they are not very readily available, but occasionally a small turquoise or other coloured stone is found.
Zar or magic rings (see ring item #9) with a square decorative base, a small decoration in each corner and in the centre and a shoulder on each side, may give the impression of the shape of a dome on a mosque – these rings are probably worn on ceremonial occasions.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible with ring sizes following UK measurements. I only put a few rings on my site, these are usually ones that I find interesting and different.