Jewellery designer to open Surrey workshop to public ahead of Xmas.
Jewellery designer Jon Dibben will host an open workshop weekend on November 12 and 13 at his shop and workshop in rural Surrey – a chance for visitors to find out more about his work and potential commissions.
This open studio will be an opportunity to see Jon’s new designs in Fairtrade gold, including his striking debut white gold and tourmaline ring. There will also be a chance to see some of the new designs that Dibben is working on.
Dibben’s in-house gemmologist Rachel will be on-hand to talk visitors through the gemstones used in Dibben’s jewellery designs, which include Fairtrade sapphires and rubies.
Dibben will also offer advice about visitors’ own jewellery, should they bring it with them, and will also clean and check over items. Visitors can also enter a competition to win a morning session at the bench with professional tuition from Dibben’s team and a chance to make their own piece of jewellery.
Earlier this year Dibben was selected as one of the 20 pioneering designers to work with the first batches of Fairtrade Fairmined gold in the UK. His white gold cocktail ring was the design made, set with rare sea-green tourmalines from Nigeria, marquise cut in graduating sizes. The largest is 4.24 carats and sits between the middle and ring finger.