Hannah Bedford skilfully combines the ancient art of granulation with design innovation for a contemporary signature look. Influenced by organic growth and the ever-changing movement of water, Hannah cultivates new ways to embellish her pieces with delicate droplets of gold. Contrasting precious metals add tone and richness to Hannah's aesthetic.
Sculptural waves may be joined in whorls of gold granulation, where ocean-toned sapphires are artfully nestled. Or fine granulation may interlace between surfaces, linking necklaces and bangles, embellishing delicate earrings and weaving across engagement and wedding rings. Minute granules may be embedded with exquisite diamond detailing or hidden surfaces covered with delicate granulation. A beautiful secret unbeknown to all but the wearer.
Focused on growing her ethical credentials, Hannah offers Fairtrade and recycled precious metal options as well as certified ethical diamonds and gems. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in her London studio.
Hannah Bedford is renowned for her work using Granulation, an ancient art form in which jewellery is adorned with fine granules of precious metal. The technique dates back over 5,000 years and designs from Eturia are particularly famous, in part due to the mysteries surrounding the process.
There are few true master-crafters of granulation today as it is an extremely delicate and time intensive process. Hannah handcrafts each unique granule on a charcoal block before they are cleaned and individually applied to form her complex designs. The bonding of these minute precious granules requires great skill and precision, a careful steady hand and, above all, patience.
Ethical awareness is important to Hannah and each piece of jewellery is carefully handmade to the highest standard. Designs are created in precious metals and hallmarked to British hallmarking regulations. All diamonds and precious stones are of high quality and sourced through ethical means. As well as using recycled silver, Hannah is a Fairtrade Foundation Registered Jeweller and can create works to commission in Fairtrade gold.