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Creative Process

Melville Fine Jewellery's unique jewellery design process is at the heart of every bespoke  piece created.

Developed by Nathalie over the years it is now a brand signature, with clients from all over the world seeking out Melville for its' creativity and craftsmanship.

Rendering the Water Dragon

Nathalie's unique ability to tell stories through jewellery means every process starts with a rich reference of source material - inspired by the client's tastes as well as Nathalie's own sense of style.

Following a consultation, (either in person or remote), Nathalie creates a series of moodboards - enabling her to fully understand each client's personal aesthetic before starting the design process. 

Nathalie creates a series of sketches followed by hand illustrated gouache illustrations of the final selection, (her gouache illustration skills are highly sought after in their own right), before the making process begins.

Nathalie also sources all of the raw materials, (unless she is reworking an antique, already existing piece).

This detailed process is documented in a hard back gift book on completion of the piece.

Illustrated Design

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