What my clients say

Audrey

From the moment you enter his studio, Christopher puts you completely at ease and his focus is totally on you, the customer. His patience and attention to detail, coupled with sound advice on the right design to suit you, ensures you will get the perfect ring. Incorporating stones from three of my own rings he produced two unique and beautiful designs for me. So pleased!

Pete & Sara

Just wanted to drop you an email and say thank you so much for meeting us both on Saturday. I know you didn't have to take the time out as it wasn't about buying another bit of jewellery, but just talking the ring one you made for Sara. Sara absolutely loved meeting you and chatting about the process and the stones...and so did I again! I'd happily recommend your services to anyone I know looking for engagement rings/any jewellery as it has been a fantastic experience learning everything and designing together. Makes the ring that much more special to me and certainly to Sara due to the effort that was involved. Although we won't be needing them for a while as we're not planning on getting married until Summer 2016 I will certainly be in touch for the wedding bands when the time comes. Once again THANK YOU very much for all you have done for us.

Isabelle & Richard

"My husband wanted to offer me an engagement ring and I wanted an original design based on an antique design. We were recommended Chris for his exceptional workmanship and flexibility for custom jewellery; it proved to be an excellent decision. The whole design and manufacturing process was very professional and thorough with a lot of communication involved via phone and emails as I live abroad. Last but not least, the result went beyond our expectations and I just love my ring! I have been asked many times where I found such an unclassical and original jewellery. Thank you Chris"

Laura & Daniel

The idea of having an engagement ring designed from scratch could be perceived as daunting. We couldn’t have been more wrong! From seeing our intial discussions and ideas come to life via wax moulds to the final unveiling of the ring was a truly exciting and unforgettable experience. This process allowed us to have full creative input and confidence in the design and final look. Chris was patient and helpful at all times and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final product. It exceeded all our expectations! We will treasure it forever. Very best wishes, Laura & Daniel’.

Alison & Norman

I wanted to have a more modern bracelet to replace some gold items I had sold, and this was my treat to myself to remember various family members who had passed away. Once again, your website was my starting point, and you patiently listened to comments and requests, coming up with an amazing creation. It is far too nice to keep in a box and only wear on special occasions. I will wear it very often, because it is so comfortable and stylish. It was a good idea for me to see you for precise measurements, and you really understood how a bracelet should lie. The design is original, right down to the integral link "fastener" which is so different from any others I have seen. It blends into the design, and is so easy to fasten by myself. It goes without saying that I will recommend you to all my family and friends. A huge thank you.

Luke

"I commissioned a bespoke engagement ring from Chris closely based on one of his collection designs that had caught my eye. It was fascinating to be involved in the process of design and to learn about the details of how it was made, assisted at all stages with the use of technology from microscopes to CAD and wax prototypes, which really brought the ideas to life. I'm exhilarated with the final result, a brilliant piece of jewellery that was just as I had hoped it would turn out. I couldn't be better armed when the time comes shortly to ask the big question!"

Alison & Norman

My husband wanted to give me a diamond ring for my big birthday, and having had a quick look at your website, we felt you would be able to design something really special. What we hadn't realised was just how pleasant the whole experience would be - from your patient approach to your thoughtful extra touches, you were keen to please. I showed you a ring on your website as a starting point, and when you emailed some designs, you added an alternative platinum setting which made the diamonds sparkle even more. When I flicked from one design to the platinum set design, it was like flicking through one of those picture books which tell a live story! Fabulous! The finished article was heavenly.

Andrew & Christine

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your expertise, skill and judgement in helping us create the perfect engagement ring. It really does have the ‘wow’ factor as you promised, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Lots of people have been asking who made the ring as it is so different to the traditional engagement rings available and we have been all too happy to pass on your details. It is also a nice touch to know that the design is named after Christine and that other people may well share the experience of having such a fantastic piece of jewellery made by you.

Sarah Jane Allen

What can I say..... love it! Thanks

Sheila Martin

Dear Christopher Just a note to say a big "thank you" for all the effort you put into producing the ring and earrings for me. I am delighted with the results and my husband - and all the family - think the ring is beautiful. The earrings have made a special birthday present for my daughter-in-law. I hope I'll have the opportunity to visit you again and will certainly recommend you to my friends. Very best wishes Sheila

Gaye

Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the ring. Fantastic service, you really are a very talented individual. Cant wait to show my parents. Kind regards Gaye

Emma & Stuart

Emma and I are delighted with the engagement ring that Chris designed for us. From the initial ideas and sketches I sent, Chris worked in his own talent and years of experience to produce a ring that truly exceeded expectations. Despite never being able to visit his studio, communication was always easy and I felt I was getting a very personal service. The ring is beautiful; Emma cannot stop staring at it, and everyone comments that it looks amazing – and what’s more, it’s unique!

Chris & Claire

Having my engagement ring designed and made by Chris was an amazing experience. It was fantastic to be able to talk through designs and create a truly unique and bespoke ring. Chris was friendly, enthusiastic and it really felt like a completely personal service. I love my engagement ring and it has been made all the more special by going through the process with Chris Chris’ studio offered far more of a service than you would ever get at a high street jewellers – it was great to see the different diamonds underneath the microscope!"

Lisa & George

George and I would like to thank you for the bespoke wedding ring you created for us. After all we went through with designing, I almost never believed it would be so beautiful, and with the perfect message engraved on the inside it makes it all the more special. I still have countless comments as it continues to sparkle beautifully; it is a unique item. Our apologies for being so long in getting this message to you, but actually leaving it these past weeks has allowed me to see others impressions of it too, which are all just how ‘amazing’ it is! We appreciated your personal service. I have attached some photos that were taken on our wedding day.

Andy & Hannah

I contacted Christopher, as well as a number of other jewellers, with an interesting but challenging proposition for a surprise engagement ring. Not only did he respond straight away with a number of useful questions and pieces of information but he took my ideas and ran with them, adding his own wealth of experience and creative flair to the process. He also understood the need to correspond discretely until the design had progressed to a more advanced stage, avoiding numerous 'secret' trips to his studio! I decided there and then to discount all the others as I could tell he was really passionate about what he does. Christopher showed me digital mock ups in emails and online as well as discussing metals and stones on the phone so that he could ensure the design would meet my expectations and budget. His use of CAD made the final piece much easier to visualise and allowed me the chance to alter small details along the way. My fiancé was thrilled with the ring and it was very special and personal to her which made it even more fun and rewarding throughout the process. And, despite my best efforts, it needed a bit of resizing which was done quickly and at no extra cost. I would highly recommend CMS for any jewellery service, bespoke or otherwise and would not hesitate to work with Christopher again."

Andy & Laura

Myself and Laura had fallen in love with a ring in a high street jeweller's shop but it was too big (believe it or not!) and expensive, so I began to do some sneaky research to find someone who could create something very similar to the one we had seen (with a few tweaks) but for a much better price. I came across Chris' website and after a few very helpful emails we began to design what would be the perfect ring for us. I had never commissioned anything before, or spent so much money, so I didn't have a clue what I was doing, but Chris was incredibly helpful throughout, always bearing my timeframe in mind. The ring is simply beautiful and was the best surprise ever. We both absolutely love it and that it is all down to Chris’ expert craftsmanship. We can’t thank him enough and will definitely be in contact to talk about wedding rings... Andy & Laura

Kaivan & Jacqueline

I approached Christopher to design and make a (surprise) engagement ring based on his reputation as an outstanding jeweller – gained over many years of running a high profile shop in Bath. He is known for being extremely honest, knowledgeable, skilled and with creative flare. I gave Chris a difficult task – wanting a design that was filled with contradictions (‘vintage’ feel, ‘modern’ finish etc.), with an ambitious diamond, a tight time frame, and also requesting to incorporate stones from a family heirloom. Chris initially educated me, empowering me to make the right decisions , whilst guiding and presenting me with a variety of choices throughout (assisted by CAD images and wax moulds). We met a number of times for private consultations in his design studio, and the final product vastly exceeded all my expectations. Chris is clearly passionate about what he does, which is probably the reason he's so good at it! To be able to trust someone in a process like this is both rare and invaluable. CMS is a class act, and I will definitely be coming to him for other pieces in the future - I can't recommend him enough.

Rob & Alexandra

I just wanted to say thank you!! The end result of your work resulted in the most beautiful ring, which of course Alexandra was obliged to say 'YES' to. Every day it seems to be more brilliant, and people without fail like to glare at it or pass comment.This is in no short way down to the best diamond choice, and the clever and simple setting design. It's an absolute peach - Everybody is taken back, most of all Alexandra. So thank you.

Emma Clewlow

I have recently had my wedding ring made by CMS, this has been designed and adapted for my individual requirements. I can't recommend him enough, very professional and efficient. Communication was exceptional throughout the process. Would definitely use again.

Elizabeth Williamson

Why go to Tiffany's when you can get a gorgeous item from this jeweller. We used CMS about 12 years ago when we got engaged. He did a marvellous job on my engagement ring.Recently I asked him to set 3 of my diamonds in a platinum ring. I am extremely happy with the result!!

Andie & David

Christopher has a wonderful ability to take a dream and make it into reality. We were referred to Christopher to design and create our engagement and wedding rings - but he did far more than that! He listened to our ideas, spent time with us, challenged our thinking when he knew what we were asking for wouldn't work - and then created the most stunning bespoke jewellery for our special day. A wonderful talent, a pleasure to work with and an artisan who creates emotional works of art for a living. Thank you, Andie & David

James Black

I was looking for a surprise birthday present for my girlfriend and got in contact with Chris. I found him very open and keen to discuss and help shape my ideas, throughout the whole process Chris was very knowledgeable and helped to guide the piece in the right direction.The whole service from design, discussion to final creation was a pleasure and will definitely be going back for the next surprise purchase

Rob & Mercy

If you are looking for designer rings at below shop prices accompanied by and extremely professional and friendly service then contact Christopher. My partner and I wanted something special, something both unique and personal. Christopher translated our thoughts and ideas in to the most beautiful rings and what added to the experience was the way he involved us at every stage of the process. The rings were delivered in stylish presentation boxes with the paperwork to match and I would recommend his services to anyone .. in fact we have! A very happy Rob & Mercy

Karen & Paul

Myself and my fiancee had a wonderful time co-designing our engagement ring with Christopher and the result was a beautiful piece of bespoke, unique jewellery. The experience was fun and interactive, and Christopher explained the process every step of the way using CAD, pictures, videos, moulds and even mini-lessons on gems and metals to help build our confidence and knowledge as we came to our desired design. Design took place is a number of private consultation sessions with Christopher in his fantastic design studio, where we always felt relaxed as we progressed through the various stages of design over cups of coffee!Throughout the process we felt a great sense of trust in Christopher, something we valued really highly as this is not something that we undertake often! Christopher is certainly a bespoke jeweller that I would recommend (and already have) to all of my friends friends, to create pieces of jewellery that are unique and beautiful. So much more fun and personal than the high-street! - Watch Karen-s design video - http://vimeopro.com/user8050378/bespoke-design

Rob & Mercy

I really wanted to achieve a contemporary ring that embraced my Manx Celtic heritage and love of Archibald Knox design. Christopher managed a lovely balance of all these concepts where the stylised ''holding hands' and Celtic knotting combined to create a ring that is exquisite as well as very personal. I would recommend to anyone wanting a special ring that they share their ideas and desires with Christopher as his designs are beautifully crafted and allows your complete contribution to the process.

Ann Atherton

If you have never had a bespoke item of jewellery made for you then I would advise you to contact Christopher Milton Stevens or visit his website. I am now the proud owner of a stunning Iolite ring. The whole process was stress free from choosing the gemstone, viewing the video (which detailed the design progress), to receiving first the wax mock up and then the final item. Christopher was extremely helpful every step of the way and modern technology ensured that even though we live at opposite ends of the country this did not stop him producing a beautiful piece of jewellery within my budget. I am now looking forward to adding to my collection - a matching pendant or earrings?

Victoria & Tim

This is just to say a huge THANK YOU for making my beautiful ring, I don’t think I could thank you enough for the help, reassurance and such professional yet friendly service all the way through! It also amazed me how you managed to make it in just a few weeks and so perfect too! I never imagined I would have just a beauty. I will definitely be leaving it in its polished state and we both agreed that by brushing it, we would lose the sparkly look. So thank you once again! I had so many comments from the people who have seen it already and I am so looking forward to Tuesday when 150 people will be seeing it! Thank you once again

Mike & Lenka

It has been a truly unique and special experience to design our own rings (both the engagement and wedding rings). Chris has been nothing but great! Incredibly patient, consultative, approachable and friendly. Visiting his work shop was always a pleasure and we felt we received a VIP treatment each time we met him. He explained on what exactly we would spend our money and gave us excellent education on precious metals and types of diamonds (even showed us some diamonds under a microscope). The value for money is really good and Chris made sure we did not spend over our budget and actually saved on RRP. We genuinely recommend Chris as the top range jewellery designer and expert.

Nick Chell

It was a pleasure meeting you last Friday. When I first saw the ring I thought it looked fantastic and it was just what I wanted. It was worth waiting for the oval sapphire and the colour and cut are great. As soon as I saw it I knew my wife would love it and her first word, after a speechless pause, was "wow". She can't stop looking at it. It was great being able to work with you to come up with something unique and many thanks. Best wishes, Nick

Sarah & Chris

Dear Christopher, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for creating my engagement ring. I absolutely love it! I have turned into a giggly girl who can’t stop staring at it!! The diamond is absolutely stunning – it really does have the WOW factor we talked about. I have had so many comments on the design to; I love that it is unique and that makes it so special too. The whole process was wonderful – meeting you + finding out what was possible, the research (!!), viewing the designs, seeing the diamond under the Microscope and then finally having my ring! Thanks you for making this part of our engagement extra special. Looking forward to seeing you for the wedding rings. All the very best, Sarah & Chris

Steve

Hello Christopher, I have to say that I am very pleased with it, the quality is exceptional and all credit to you for that. The excellent service you offer your customers is something we don’t find this day and age unfortunately and it has been both enjoyable and pleasurable to work with you from my initial ideas through to the final product. Great job! Thanks and warmest regards Steve

Lotty

I am over the moon with the rings my husband purchased from Christopher. My engagement ring is completely unique and was specifically designed with my style and preferences in mind. The diamonds are of incredible quality and people always comment on how distinctive and original it is. After the birth of our son my husband gave me a CMS eternity ring, again this was designed for me and is one of a kind; complimenting perfectly my engagement and wedding band. It’s incredibly eye catching with the scattered diamonds surrounding the central emerald stone. It’s fantastic wearing something so uniquely styled with such a high emphasis on quality.

Stuart & Lucy Mason

We are both delighted with the work Chris has carried out for both my wife's engagement ring and also wedding ring. You helped me to design exactly the unique look I wanted for the piece, made the whole process so easy. It was exciting to see how the design progressed from a sketch on a scrap of paper into a 3D CAD image which showed me exactly what the ring would look like before committing to the design. Needless to say my wife loved the ring and said yes! we came back to Chris for the wedding ring design. We wanted to use the stones from another ring as part of the wedding band. The result was a beautifully designed one off set of rings which fit together perfectly. I have recommended Chris to my work colleagues and I would certainly have no hesitation in placing such important designs in his hands. We are so happy with the work and have beautiful pieces of jewellery which will last forever

Helen & Rob

I can't recommend Christopher enough. I don't normally like or wear jewellery (weird, I know!) so after Rob's proposal, the thought of having to traipse up and down the high street looking in dusty shop windows at meaningless engagement rings filled me with dread. Then Rob came up with the idea of getting something bespoke made, so a quick Google search later, and we found CMS. From start to finish the whole process was a complete joy. Christopher designed something quite simple for my fussy tastes, and (importantly for Rob) within our budget. When we first looked at the items on his website we thought that we might be out of our price range, but I am now a proud owner of a bespoke ring, perfectly fitted for me, and within our budget - something we didn't think would be possible. Now I wear it everyday (to Rob and my family's surprise!) and I can't stop looking at the items on the CMS website. I think I may have been converted!

Charlie & Katie

My engagement ring was in need of some tender loving care, however I wanted something I could wear every day without it catching on anything or everything as the original did. So I asked Christopher to design a ring using the original stones that had a degree of modern elegance with classic lines combined with day to day practicality that wouldn’t date. Quite a challenge given the original design however Christopher worked his design magic, added a few more diamonds, completely repolished the emerald and the result speaks for itself, or in a word: WOW! I now have the ring of my dreams which I, and importantly my husband, adore. Incidentally so does my daughter Georgie who is already saying it looks better on her finger so I am careful not to take it off when she is around! Thank you for making a dream come true.. Katie

James & Liz

Thanks, Chris, for the beautiful ring you designed recently for our daughter’s 30th birthday. Your skill and creativity in incorporating important elements from existing family jewellery, while advising on the additional elements required, led to a one-off piece which delighted Katie and has been admired by everyone who has seen it. Your patience and guidance were invaluable especially as we kept on changing our minds over what would ‘work’. And giving you the wrong ring size as well couldn’t have helped but didn’t seem to faze you at all! The result is a real joy for our daughter and for us. We look forward to our next joint (ad)venture! James and Liz

Algy & Felicity

My engagement ring is simply a fantastic piece of jewellery. I love the art-deco design and its timeless simplicity. It's a classic that won't date and will look as spectacular in 50 years' time as it does now. The Sapphire glows from within and changes its hue depending on the light - it always surprises me. The boldness of this ring contrasts beautifully with the delicate and feminine wedding ring. I love the pink gold, it's so subtle. It was great to be able to be part of the design process as well. Thanks for finding us such a huge number of sapphires and helping us to pick our favourite one! I really enjoyed learning about the different stones and their provenence, it was fascinating. Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put in. You seemed to know instinctively what we wanted and the result far surpassed our expectations. We will be in touch for the eternity ring!!

Anna & Ron

I would like to say " thank you so much for the ring, it is absolutely perfect. You managed to turn the exact idea I had in my mind into a real ring. I know I will be happy to wear it forever". Anna

Clair

A note to say thank you for the excellent and personal service I received from enquiry through to the finished design of my rings. I love my Sapphire and Diamond bespoke ring which signifies more than anybody could know. I will thoroughly enjoy wearing it !!!

James & Jess

I wanted to give an eternity ring to my wife as a surprise for her 40th Birthday, but I also wanted her to choose the design. Chris created a voucher in a beautiful presentation box which I gave to Jess. She was definitely surprised and also thrilled because she could be involved in the design over the forthcoming weeks. We wanted a ring that would perfectly complement and fit next to the engagement ring that Chris helped to create a few years ago. We didn’t want something “off the shelf” but a design that would be personal, unique and tailored specifically for us. Chris did exactly that. It was a wonderful process; agreeing a style then Chris creating a design which he then tweaked to our liking, having a wax model created to try on, choosing the stones and metal, then having it individually manufactured and finished – the result was something that we are delighted with and that sits beautifully next to the engagement ring. And to top all that, it had better quality stones and cost less than the equivalent on the high street!

Glenn & Beth

I would like to say a huge thank you for making the whole process of designing and choosing the perfect ring for my now fiance both enjoyable, insightful and memorable. Chris really helped take my initial ideas and turn them into something so beautiful - without his expertise and creativity this ring would not have been possible. It was wonderful knowing that the ring he created was unique and my girlfriend absolutely loved it. We will back next year for the wedding rings!' Glenn 'When Glenn proposed I was so overcome with how beautiful the ring was and how much it sparkled! Knowing that the ring is actually named after me is such an honour, it is completely unique and is everything I could have ever hoped for. Thank you so much for guiding Glenn and creating the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen, especially for me. I'm so looking forward to meeting you next year and designing my wedding ring.' Beth

Becky & Tim

Having known Chris for many years it is always reassuring to know that whatever you wish to have made will be painstakingly designed and altered as many times as required before the finished article is produced always looking better than imagined. I have had numerous pieces of jewellery made for me by Chris and I have never been disappointed and I (and more particularly my husband !!) am not the easiest customer!! The latest ring is amazing, it is practical in design such that I can wear it all day every day and it incorporates diamonds I previously owned and a magnificent new one. It has been greatly admired and envied by friends and acquaintances alike. Both my daughters are wanting to get their hands on it. Thank you Chris.

Daniel & Sophie

I wanted something that was different to every other engagement ring, something that had a lot of time and passion put into it, with Christopher you got this and so much more. He kept me informed at every stage of the process allowing for my input and letting me see the ring being made. By allowing me to hand pick the diamonds that went into the ring, made it even more special. His vast knowledge and professionalism makes anyone feel welcome and my fiancé and I can’t wait to come back to create our own wedding rings. Thank you for such a great experience and of course an amazing ring!"

Laura & Steve

From start to finish we felt as though Christopher provided a truly personal service - perfect for a special occasion. We always felt fully informed and knew we were dealing with a true professional who gave honest advice. Our rings were all completed within the estimated time scales and we couldn't be happier with the final results! We would have no hesitation in recommending CMS to others. We will definitely be in touch for future special pieces. Thank you so much!

Steve & Sam

After months of trapsing around the high street and seeing some pretty uninspiring items of jewellery, I remembered Chris from previously working with him. Having looked at the website, we were really impressed by what CMS had to offer and loved the unique designs. It wasn't long before my fiance found the ring she wanted, so the work for me started. Having no idea about rings, I have to say Chris was brilliant in talking me through the options and ultimately choosing the right ring. We will be using Chris again and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Sean & Carrie

I had a very clear vision of the ring I was looking for but hadn’t been able to find it anywhere. I therefore produced a very poor sketch of the design I wanted and Christopher used this to produce some very detailed computer images of the ring that could be viewed from every conceivable angle. We then used this to suggest some further changes before Christopher produced a very impressive wax replica of the ring that I could physically try on to ensure I would likely be happy with the finished article. Christopher provided some invaluable advice regarding metal and stone type and quality which made us feel that we truly had a stunning and unique piece of jewellery, but for a very reasonable price.

Richard & Ruth

On sending our first email to Christopher with a brief explanation of what we wanted the engagement ring to look and feel like his interpretation was spot on. Throughout the whole journey Christopher's professionalism and expertise were first class. Although living in South Yorkshire our 'day trip' to Bath was absolutely the right thing to do, where we sat and discussed our design including specific diamond options - we learnt so much. Christopher frequently referred to a desire of delivering the 'WOW factor'...... he certainly did! Many thanks!!' Ruth and Richard

Liz & Alan

Having searched the high-streets and the internet and not finding what I was looking for, I came across Christopher (CMS). He made the exact engagement ring that I was picturing in my head and subsequently made two perfect wedding bands. From the first meeting, Chris took me through the whole process allowing me to choose the diamond, review the design in wax and finally the finished product. On each visit Christopher has provided an excellent service in a friendly manner, making each visit something which we both looked forward to. His dedication and pride in his work was reflected in the quality of the rings and made them feel special to us. - Liz & Alan

Clare

Christopher's love of craftmanship is apparent. His knowledge & experience highly valued. The whole process from selecting the design,the gems,the mock ups to the finished article which certainly has the wow factor has been enormously enjoyable, whilst also being an educational journey into the world of bespoke jewellery.

Ed & Lauren

Lauren fell in love with a specific design. I set about finding someone who could make it a reality. Whilst searching, I found Chris. His design exceeded mine and Lauren's expectations. After an invitation to his workshop, we were educated on the process we were about to embark on. It was a wonderful journey with many highs and no lows. The quality of the platinum ring and the oval cut diamond is still complemented on, much to Lauren's enjoyment Christopher was a true professional from the very first enquiry, till the ring was in my hand. I hope to be working with him again in the near future to create our wedding bands. I cannot rate Christopher highly enough in his ability to make ideas a reality and exceed all expectations whilst doing so.

Pamela

Christopher has produced original and stunning designs to re-set old family jewellery in a modern idiom. I am delighted with the results and they have been greatly admired by family and friends.

Ralph Marchant

I had been searching high and low for a jewellery designer that could provide me with a custom ring that would be truly unique. I came to Christopher with nothing more than a sketch and some concepts. We discussed the limitations of the materials and his experience spoke volumes. It took only a week or so to get the first rendered concepts and from these it took very little effort to refine the final design. The actual production of the ring had its complications, as my requirements were technically very demanding, but at every step of the way Christopher put my mind at rest. The end result was a combination of elegance and functionality, the height of good design and most importantly to me completely and utterly unique. I can't commend Christopher highly enough.

Maggie

Gazing into a jeweller's window is one way of choosing something special, but there are even better ways of finding that unique piece to wear for a lifetime. It is perfectly possible to commission a totally personal piece of jewellery by selecting a special stone carefully sourced by master craftsman Christopher Milton Stevens. Bespoke jewellery need not cost the earth, not even when sourced from far-flung Australia as in my case; a gorgeous opal crafted into a simple, but beautifully created pendant which I wear always.

Fiona

I'm delighted with the ring - exactly what I wanted, many friends have "oooooed" and "aaaahhhd" at it - it's certainly unique - one friend said it looked like it had had diamonds rained onto it. It's been a great way of using some very significant stones passed through the family - the biggest diamond was given by my Grandfather to my Grandmother to celebrate the birth of their first daughter (to make up for not being able to afford a good enough engagement ring just before he went to war in 1914 apparently - this ring has now been given to Carolyn) and the others were added by my Aunt, the younger daughter, when she inherited the ring. So lots of history which gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling!

Pamela

Christopher has produced original and stunning designs to re-set old family jewellery in a modern idiom. I am delighted with the results and they have been greatly admired by family and friends.

Jane & Roger Hill

We really appreciated being able to visit you on a number of occasions in order to discuss what I was looking for. The time, understanding, patience, sensitivity and attention to detail afforded by you was wonderful. The finished earrings were just what I had in mind; they fit my ears perfectly and are of course totally original. Many thanks Jane Roger

Amelia Freeman

The care and attention to detail from CMS was second to none and I felt very reassured every step of the way. It was far more than simply buying a ring, it was an extremely enlightening and interesting experience. My young cousin Oriana was thrilled to have seen the hallmark through a microscope and to be given so much information about the creation of jewellery. Also my timescale was very tight but Christopher managed to pull out all the stops to ensure I received my top quality ring in time, along with all the certification! It is everything I had hoped for – it sparkles just as it should and is the perfect size and shape. I have had countless compliments and comments on it and everybody who has seen it says it is beautiful!

Andy & Hannah

Just wanted to pass on our thanks for all your hard work. The whole process from start to finish was extremely enjoyable and very professional. Our friends (Becky & Paul) recommended you to us and we would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone else. Looking forward to designing our wedding bands with you.

Alessandra & David

Having always admired my Mother's special pieces of jewellery from when I was just a little girl, we were so pleased on being introduced to Christopher and his work to see how relevant it was to us. It seemed so appropriate, as he has somewhat become our "family jeweller", that Christopher designed both my wedding ring and my eternity ring from my Father some 26 years after he designed my Mother's engagement ring. This certainly proves that Christopher's designs stand the testament of time and we are extremely delighted with the result.

Nicole

I love Aquamarine gems and I have a few very nice pieces, but the latest ring is just beautiful, comtempory in look, but classic at the same time. Its a joy to wear and a surprise I wasnt expecting, which makes it all the more special. Thank you husband X

Natalie

I have always wanted a stunning, but timeless design to ring to wear daily, having been recommended to use Christopher, we met to discuss my ideas. What happened was just perfect, he produced a range of design options from which I could easily narrow down the one I liked. Choosing the diamonds was just a delight we looked at many, but I fell in love with 3 certificated matching ovals that sparkled beautifully. From there Christopher cut a wax model to try on just make sure all looked right on my finger, after that it was two weeks before I collected my stunning ring. The perfect experiance - thank you very much Natalie.

Tony

What can I say. Having done a basic internet search for a “Bespoke Jeweller” I was directed to CMS. Christopher clearly know his stuff...he listened to my requests and no detail was too small to incorporate into the design. He managed to surpass any expectation I had for my signet ring and it is genuinely something I hope to pass onto to my son. I am already in discussions with Christopher about creating something for my wife and can only say, that like anything in life, when you find the right individual, stick with them. Like a good tailor, restaurateur etc Christopher is at the top of his game and the experience from start to finish was unmarred. The end result was exceptional.

James

I wanted an engagement ring that reflected the design simplicity of my Audi, functional yet smooth to wear and cool to look at, Christopher came up with a design he has called 'Urban' its so elegant and of the moment. His service is excellent, after the design he produced a wax so I could see exactly what the ring looked and felt like, all at no extra cost, just brilliant.

Judith

I had an old diamond ring that had a stone missing and very worn, but its sentimental value was something I didn’t want to loose. Christopher added two matching diamonds and transformed it into a new ring that I wear everyday - just fabulous.

Shelia & Mark

I'v been meaning to email you for ages, just to say thanks once again for redesigning my engagement ring and to say how pleased I am with it. I wear it daily and it is both practical and beautiful!! It's also received many complements. So thank you once again and who knows we may be out to see you again one day! Best wishes

James & Lisa

The whole journey from talking to Christopher about our initial ideas for wedding rings to holding the finished products was a truly wonderful experience. Seeing the designs come to life with the CAD software was a real benefit as it allowed us to make small alterations that were carefully guided by Christopher’s wealth of experience. The quality and workmanship are second to none and I look forward to using CMS for future jewellery purchases.

Alison

I knew I wanted a ring for my birthday but could never find the right one. When Mike and I met with Christopher I had a drawing of what I wanted, but as I have quite thin fingers wasn't sure if it could be achieved. The end result was exactly what I wanted, and as the ring was a present, I only saw the ring in it's raw state, with no diamonds. What a lovely surprise on my birthday, and mike and I thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish.

Jane

I had lots of old jewellery in my jewellery box, that I never used, although the diamond and emerald ring was a special gift that I didn’t want to just get rid of, Christopher recycled the other bits and designed this beautiful pendent for me which I just love. What made it even more exciting was I didn’t have to pay a penny, as the Gold value covered the lot...

Maxine

This key was a surprise wedding day gift from my husband, it is beautiful and the fact it was personalised with my initial and set with a Sapphire in my favourite colour pink, made it all the more special.

A&C

Since the mid 1980s, when we first met Christopher, we have enjoyed being involved in the creative process of some stunning jewellery. Christopher really is a true professional and a pleasure to do business with.

Andrew

It was great to be involved in the whole process from design, choice of stones through to manufacture. Christopher also simplified the process with making it easy for us to understand.We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who maybe interested in fine bespoke jewellry, without the Bond Street price tag.

Gavin & Sarah

I wanted to give my wife a surprise and Chris provided the necessary expertise to design a unique eternity ring that would compliment the wedding & engagement rings he had produced for us already. I would not hesitate in recommending this service to anyone who wants the service & quality one would expect from a top London jewellers, but at a price that allows you to get the piece you want without compromise

Rosemary

Over the years Christopher has both designed and re-modled jewellery for me, I have always been very pleased with the results, he has always come up with a design both original and imaginative. His work has been much admired.

Minnie

I wanted to turn a family brooch in to something wearable. Christopher was inspirational using CAD design, and has produced a versatile and beautiful necklet, with detachable pendant and drop diamond earrings which I shall treasure and wear often.

Judith

What do you get a 21 year old to celebtrate her birthday? We asked the question and she knew exactly, a Tahitian Pearl ring with diamonds, so Christopher came up with the ring and as you can see its fits the bill perfectly.

Lola

I love my ring and really enjoyed the design process working with Christopher. He had great ideas and logical solutions in the design of my ring, also sourcing beautiful stones to make the perfect ring for me

Rob & Helen

Having met Chris and worked with him on a our wedding rings, I knew exactly where to go when we wanted a set if earrings made. Chris really cared about delivering exactly what we wanted and was also happy to advise when we weren’t sure! It is a real joy to have someone that is excited about his work and who offers such a personal service. We have had so many wonderful comments about the jewellery that Chris has made for us, and we certainly wouldn’t go back to the high street now.

Joanne

After buying a ring on the internet which was not as nice in real life as it appeared online, I decided to research the subject further and found CMS, his advice lead to me returning the internet ring and us designing the perfect ring for me, a beautiful blue Topaz set in Paladium. Thanks CMS

Paul & Becky

We learnt a lot about diamonds, and it was great to be involved in the design, Christopher made it a very enjoyable experience and one we can’t recommend highly enough.

Sandie

I often looked at the jewellery I didnt ever wear, and thought surely they can be put to better use? I called Christopher and we discussed making a classic pair of earrings I could wear daily. He did several designs and produced the most lovely pictures on his computer, from which I choose these and he made them from the old jewellery. Just brilliant I wear them all the time...

Sandra

A diamond pendant to match my Solitaire Diamond ring has always been on my wish list. So I jumped at the chance to have a three quarter carat Diamond that Christopher was able to source for me at less than 50% of the high street price, his service is just amazing.

Val & Michael

We had seen a ring while on our travels in Europe and really fallen in love with its style. But we were not sure if it was value for money or indeed quite what diamonds we would be getting for the price. Having talked with CMS we were able to reflect the beautiful lines of the ring and create our design, have a piece of heirloom jewellery that is a perfect fit, with better quality stones and at half the price. The whole journey of experience was part of the pleasure.

Chris

Normally I look online and find a retailer, but this was a great way to make a special occaision even more special. Choosing the Gems was an interesting part of the service and an opportunity to learn how the value is calculated. I can highly recommend the complete service.

Nicole

I love my Aquamarine and Diamond necklace and was delighted to be given the earrings to match. I started with the individual beautiful blue stone and Christopher’s design captures its colour and light. Now I await ( hopefully) the ring! .. or another beautiful coloured stone..

Karen

We were delighted with your simple and beautiful design for our Mothers 70th birthday present. She has worn the diamond pendant every day. It was also excellent value. Thank you

Ali & Neill

Selecting an engagement ring is not exactly the easiest thing to do especially when there are so many different rings to choose from. The only thing we knew is that we wanted a platinum ring with a diamond inset. Chris came to the rescue giving Ali plenty of advice and suggestions and trial fittings, however she never got to see the final product until I presented it to her on that magic day!! We are both thoroughly delighted and Ali is still getting complimentary comments today. Thank you Chris!!

Adrian

I'm happy to say that I engaged Christopher to make and engrave a family signet ring. On the strength of a phone call, some posted ring samples and a couple of emails the end result was excellent

Jonathan

Diamond earrings for a special occaision were needed and Christopher produced the most stunning pair with Diamonds that reflect the light with such brilliance you cant help but look at them.

Mark & Jane

I really had set my heart on a surprise engagement ring but CMS’ offer of ‘higher quality for the same price’ rather swayed me. In the end, the benefits for my fiancée and me of choosing something together and watching it come into being through the design process, far outweighed the element of surprise. I would recommend it to anyone.

Adrian

I wanted a surprise present for my wife's birthday, and with working with Christopher he designed this simple but classic Diamond pendant and earrings to match. Not only did I get the best service but his prices were very affordable.

June

Having lost a pendant we asked Christopher to design and make something different, I wanted to be able to wear it everyday. I am delighted with his work and we had such a nice time being part of the design process.

Shaun

When my future wife and I were browsing for her Wedding ring Christopher's advice and guidance on the style and design greatly helped us arrive at the perfect ring. Making finding and selecting Jewellery a pleasure more than a chore, I know I'll be using Christophers services again

Jodie

All the things we really liked in the high street shops were out of our price range. So I wasn’t sure we would be able to even consider something specially made. But what a surprise when we talked to CMS! We have been able to get better diamonds than we could have dreamed. It really sparkles.

Sara

Christopher made my original engagement ring and due to the hard time I have given it over the years with riding and gardening, it became worn. So he remounted it, as he had the original master pattern, and now it looks as good as new. He also valued it and wow, it’s gone up considerably.