“Having no knowledge of engagement rings, the thought of buying one was quite daunting. However Matthew immediately put me at ease as he went through the process of how the ring would be designed and made. Although I had an initial idea of what style of ring I wanted, Matthew developed my idea and effortlessly turned it into reality. The CAD drawings that were produced were great, though the finished piece was better than I could ever have imagined and it fitted perfectly! I would like to thank Matthew and everybody else at Northern Star Jewellery for doing such a great job”
“Northern Star has a lovely new shop in Penarth. We spent as much time as we wanted discussing our bespoke design with Matthew tweaking every last detail to our personal taste. The final ring was exactly what we wanted and my fiancé said it was the ring she dreamed of. Can’t wish for more than that. Thanks so much.”
“Thanks very much indeed for everything in relation to Anna’s engagement ring. Your all round service was second to none (especially given the tight schedule) and I was impressed with your expertise, knowledge and overall friendly personal customer service, which was indicative of a quality independent jeweller like yourself.
You kept me updated at regular intervals and ultimately produced a beautiful diamond ring, tailored to my budget and specifications. Furthermore, your after care service was first class when the ring had to be adjusted.
We look forward to speaking to you soon about the wedding rings.”
“I wanted my wedding band to consist of the diamonds from my Gran’s eternity ring & of course wanted it to match with my engagement ring. Northern Star directed and advised on the style and shape and produced 100% what I imagined & wanted. The service was first class and Matthew was friendly, confident and couldn’t do enough to create the perfect wedding band. Exactly what you want as a ‘bride to be’.”
“I had been looking on the high street for an engagement ring for quite some time. I knew that I wanted a pear shaped Diamond around 1ct in weight but wasn’t really confident enough to just make a decision. Matthew steadily guided me through the options. He sourced a few diamonds within my budget and I then picked the one I preferred.
My proposal was a complete surprise and suffice to say my fiancé was delighted. I really hadn’t been brave enough to commit to any one particular ring before I had Matthew’s help. We are currently now having our wedding bands made by Matt too.”
I was over the moon with the final product which provided me with a new, unique and very sentimental engagement ring.
I have received many admiring comments and it’s really special being able to describe the story and the sentiments that go with it. Thank you once again Matthew for helping create my perfect dream ring.”
“Matt made my perfect engagement ring. I had a mental picture of how I wanted the ring to look and Matt transformed it into reality. I had no idea of the type of stone or setting, I just knew the colour and what it should look like, but Matt knew exactly what I was looking for and through a CAD drawing showed me how it would look in real life. Everything was done to my own time and budget.
I would definitely recommend Matt if you are looking for a very special, original piece of jewellery.”
“We were delighted with the aquamarine and diamond ring that Northern Star made for us. I think we must have searched every jewellers’ shop from Bond Street to Brighton but what we wanted just wasn’t out there.
The thought of having it made seemed like an expensive option but you assured us that you would work to our budget and gave us illustrations and models so that we were able to approve each stage of production. You interpreted our wishes perfectly.
The ring exceeds our expectations and receives admiring comments whenever Diane wears it.”
“From the moment we stepped into Northern Star and met Matt we knew we had made the right decision to entrust him with making our wedding rings.
The personal service we received was fantastic and we are absolutely delighted with our rings. Having been left my Grandmother’s 22c wedding ring also, I asked Matt’s advice on how I could turn this into a ring I could wear on my right hand in her memory. What he created was an outstanding piece of jewellery, and a fitting tribute to my Nan.”
“Working with the team at Northern Star has been the highlight of our pre wedding plans. I had four rings that had belonged to my late Grandmother with different sized stones, all beautiful but resigned to a box in the cupboard either because they didn’t quite fit or because I didn’t like the setting/style. I also had an idea of what I wanted for my own engagement and wedding rings and I knew I didn’t want to choose rings from a chain of jewellers on the high street. I also had a budget so I hoped that by utilising diamonds I already had I could attain my dream rings without breaking the bank! Matthew did the rest! He turned my idea and my Grandmother’s gems into the most beautiful rings on a budget that we were happy with. The rings are a one off that has added sentimental value and the beautiful stones are no longer in a box in the cupboard!
“We’ve been to see Matthew several times, from the initial consultation to seeing the CAD drawings to collecting the rings, and each time he and the team have been chatty, warm and welcoming. It’s been an absolute pleasure. I have a few stones left over so I’m hoping one day Matthew might help me create something else just as unique and special!!!”
“I’m pleased to tell you that we’re now officially engaged! Ryan proposed last night with the ring and its beautiful! I love knowing that my ring is one of a kind. Thank you so much for making this extra special for us.”
“I cannot praise Matthew enough for creating two stunningly beautiful diamond rings and a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring from three old ‘boring’ ones. From start to finish he worked with me in creating my vague ideas into masterpieces which he also was very proud of producing. His confidence and professionalism was very reassuring. He has now produced a lovely solitaire pendant for my daughter’s 30th birthday. So I only wish I had more items to change!! Thank you Matthew”
Carolyn and Steve
“Being a practical person, I wanted an engagement ring that could be worn every day, something unusual, beautiful but not too ornate. I liked the idea of a ring with a yellow stone with gold band that would give an overall gold appearance but I couldn’t decide on an exact design. Using his experience and expertise, Matthew carefully advised and helped me to narrow down my widely varying ideas for designs (I literally arrived with thirty odd printed off images!) Choosing the stone from various ones that Mathew had sourced was a very interesting and an amazing experience and once again Mathew proved to be a fountain of knowledge. Mathew was always mindful of our budget and his friendly down to earth manner made him so easy to talk to. Seeing the CAD design was so helpful in enabling me to visualise how the ring would finally look. When I saw my ring for the first time, I was completely stunned and speechless, so much so, I had to sit down! I just couldn’t find the words to describe its beauty and I can honestly say it was so much more than I’d ever hoped or dreamed of. I love wearing it and have so many compliments from other people. We can’t thank Matthew and his thoughtful assistant enough, and would highly recommend Northern Star to anyone looking for that special piece of jewellery.”