Geoff Taylor (Goldsmith & Jeweller)

My work as a Goldsmith and Jeweller started in 1968 and captured my interest for what will soon be five decades. During this period my study, practice and development my own creative approach to the many aspects of this incredible art have been deeply satisfying.

Carving wax for casting holds a paramount place for me as it lends itself to such fluid forms, but much of my work is done directly in precious metal. Many aspects of this art are touched on as part of the learning process including hot forging silver, enameling, engraving, casting of bronze and precious metals, and inlaying of different materials.

It comes as a great satisfaction to me when a client entrusts me to create a piece of jewellery. Listening to what a clients wants and then to interpret their wishes is often a challenge and needs fullness of attention. I pride myself on doing what others don't do and I strive to create a piece of jewellery that is unique, well crafted and exceeding expectations.

For me creativity arises from a still mind, where one can visualize a design and work to manifest that into form. From this point changes are possible and feedback from the client helps refine the outcome further before it is created in metal using a mix of traditional and modern techniques.

The true joy of this work lies in this perpetual flow of creativity and is the very thing that has kept my love for this work alive over the past years, giving me satisfaction and fulfillment day to day. A man who works with his hands is truly free, as mastery is not an end but an experience whenever we are fully connected in the present moment.


Geoff Taylor Goldsmith At His Workbench
Geoff at his bench in his Cambridge, New Zealand based workshop.

 

'Practicing a thousand days is said to be discipline and practicing ten thousand days is said to be refining.'

Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

 

 

Size Guide

In our quest to make a huge collection of jewellery designs with multiple sizes, we understand that online it can be difficult to grasp the true size of the item without seeing and holding the product in the real world. In order to try and help you we have made these size comparison images for our snaffle bit bracelet and stirrup pendant ranges.


Snaffle Bit Bracelet Size Compare 

Snaffle bit bracelet compare size
Mini to super jumbo snaffle bit bracelet size compare.

Stirrup Pendant Size Compare

Stirrup Pendant Size Comparison
Mini to super jumbo snaffle stirrup pendant size comparison.

Download our ring, snaffle bit bracelet and stirrup pendant size guide 

 

 Download The Cambridge Collection Size Guide PDF

 

Ring Size Guide

If you need a specific size for your ring please add it to your order. If you want to know your exact size we recommend going into your local jewellers to have your finger sized. To give you a better idea of our ring, stirrup pendant and snaffle bit bracelet sizes we recommend downloading our actual size reference sheet which needs to be printed on an A4 sheet of paper at 100%.

Inside Diameter
Australia | New Zealand & United Kingdom
United States & Canada
13.26 mm
D
2
13.46 mm
13.67 mm
E
13.87 mm
14.07 mm
F
3
14.27 mm
14.48 mm
G
14.68 mm
14.88 mm
H
4
15.09 mm
15.29 mm
I
15.49 mm
J
15.70 mm
5
15.90 mm
K
16.10 mm
16.31 mm
L
16.51 mm
6
16.71 mm
M
16.92 mm
17.12 mm
N
17.32 mm
7
17.53 mm
O
17.73 mm
17.93 mm
P
18.14 mm
8
18.34 mm
Q
18.54 mm
18.75 mm
R
18.95 mm
9
19.15 mm
S
19.35 mm
19.56 mm
T
19.76 mm
10
19.96 mm
U
10¼
20.17 mm
10½
20.37 mm
V
10¾
20.57 mm
11
20.78 mm
W
11¼
20.98 mm
11½
21.18 mm
X
11¾
21.39 mm
12
21.59 mm
Y
12¼
21.79 mm
Z
12½
22.00 mm
12¾