What is your process?

I make everything meticulously by hand. I do not use an electric wax moulder, the only machine I use in my process is a drill. I do not hollow out or electroform my work, as the weight is an important part of appreciating the piece on the body.

Many of my pieces are made from scratch, melting and rolling metals, which I do by myself.


How do I take care of my piece?

Silver tarnishes over time. This is a natural process that occurs to the metal and in some cases can add to the character of the piece. However, polishing silver back to its former glory is very easy. 

When polishing your piece, use a small lint-free piece of cloth or a ear bud and clean in back and forth motions, not circular ones as this can scratch the surface. If that doesn't work, dishwashing liquid and warm water in addition to the polish should do the trick. 

Gold plating is not permanent and depending on the amount of wear and tear will rub off over time. Some people like the transience and imperfection of this look but its not for everyone. If you want your piece touched up please contact me and it can be arranged.

Please note:

Contact with household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances which contain sulphur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool), will cause corrosion and tarnish — so it’s a good idea to remove silver jewellery when doing household chores. Direct sunlight also causes silver to tarnish, so be sure to take off your silver jewellery before you go swimming and sunbathing. Lotions, cosmetics and perfume also enhance the oxidation process.


Do you make bespoke pieces?

Yes, I take bespoke orders. If our visions are aligned I would love to make any pieces you can think of. I want my work to be as limitless as possible. Please email me at studio@monasteryjewellery.com to discuss a bespoke design.


How do I find out my ring size?

For the most accurate result, you can ask a local jeweller to measure your ring size for you. Ring sizing done by a professional is strongly recommended. The string method can often yield inaccurate results. I am also available to measure your ring size at my studio in Amsterdam.

I work in UK sizing but you can check the international ring conversion sizes here.

If a ring size is wrong due to customer error, Monastery does not accept refunds and returns. Some rings cannot be resized.


My ring size isn’t available on the product page. Can I have it made in my size?

Yes, please email studio@monasteryjewellery.com