Mark Nuell Goldsmiths & Gemcutter
A behind the scenes look at Mark Nuell's creative practice featuring his assistant Betty in his studio at Cockpit Arts, London. Take a look at all aspects of the making process from forming and hammering gold to faceting and polishing precious gemstones.
Work in Progress
Planning the formation of a statement amethyst and 18ct yellow gold necklace made using free from hand cut stones created in my London studio.
Mark finishing off a bespoke sapphire ring
Raw amethysts are transformed into faceted stones using specialist equipment in Mark’s London studio.
Each facet is carefully examined to ensure a flawless surface
In the Rough
Rough amethysts mined in Nigeria ready to be hand cut in our London studio
Aquamarine in the Rough
Checking out a rough aquamarine mined in Nigeria, that will be hand cut in Mark's London studio at Cockpit Arts
Free form and hand cut amethyst ready to be set in 18ct yellow gold setting
Australian fine gold nugget found by my father while mining for sapphires in Queensland
On the bench
Rings in silver and gold with sapphires and zircons
Photo by Space Unseen
Rings in the Studio
Trio of silver, gold and hand cut zircons
Photo - Space Unseen
Free form, hand cut zircons ready and waiting to be set
Photos by Space Unseen