KATE HODGSON

Botanically Inspired Fine Jewellery

Kate's Work

The core of my work is drawing and I always draw plants. I watched my Grandmother paint bluebell woods and was taught that design and the core of that process drawing. Drawing with pen and drawing with gold hold the same magic for both heart, soul and intellect. As my work has developed over the years the botanical infuence has literally grown – from my hammered petals to my large flower brooch to the commitment ring and now the flower setting and my botanical drawings. I worked with vintage jewellery at the start of my career and those swirling, weaving motifs have always drawn my eye. I now specialise in the Victorian Flower Setting, where the metal is pulled over the stone to create tiny flower shapes, it’s a setting that has been handed through four sets of hands from the original Victorian craftsmen. You are commissioning tiny pieces of our making and design history to wear, as a new heirloom, for the flower setting to been seen and admired by the fifth and sixth generations. These pieces are designed and made by the best craftsmen in the country at Goldsmiths Centre. Jewellery shows the passage of time, so the flower setting has meaning as well as beauty.

Further Images

Three stone flower set

Three stone flower set

Three diamond flower set ring in 18ct white gold

Glow rings

Glow rings

Two glow rings set with sapphires,fire opals and rubies

Aqua ring set

Aqua ring set

Ring set with aqua and diamonds flower set in gold and silver


Bangle set

Bangle set

Silver and gold plate hand hammered bangles

Diamond engagement rings

Diamond engagement rings

Flower set engagement rings in different sizes.

Flower set studs

Flower set studs

Flower set studs with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and aquas


Cocktail ring

Cocktail ring

Sapphire cocktail ring flower set with paves diamonds

Commitment ring

Commitment ring

18ct hand hammered commitment ring with 4pt diamond

Flower brooches

Flower brooches

Flower brooches in silver and rose and yellow gold plate


Glow pendants

Glow pendants

Glow pendants with sapphires, tsavorites and citrines

Oval flower set rings

Oval flower set rings

Silver oval flower set rings in moonstone, amethyst, bluetopaz

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