"Don't re-size, re-model" said my husband. "Go and see Craig." So without hesitation, I did. Having spent time with Craig in the past to replace a lost earring and then remodel several gold chains and bracelets, I trusted that he would design a remodelled engagement/wedding ring to reflect who I am now rather than who I was 12 years ago when I got married. I really appreciate the way in which Craig becomes invested in our stories and sentimentalities and takes the time to explore options and ideas in a way that is really respectful but really innovative. Designing pieces for other people must be so difficult because it is so subjective but Craig brings to the process a really thoughtful approach and very valuable advice. The result....another "spectacular" piece for us to cherish. Thanks so much Craig.
Your work is beautiful, we absolutely love the pendant and think it turned out even better than we had imagined. Thank you for creating for us such a precious piece. See you again for our next milestone.
Kylee and Robert
Thank you for creating our beautiful rings and also my gorgeous pearl earrings for our wedding day. Simon sneakily surprised me with the earrings on the day, to my absolute delight. It was a truly wonderful day for us both.
Lauren and Simon
"Craig had remodelled a ring for me several years ago and he was the first person I thought of when it came to "re-inventing" my current wedding/engagement ring. As my wedding/engagement ring was only 7 years old, my husband and I wanted to keep its originality but add to it with some older stones. As soon as I spoke about this with Craig he knew where I was coming from. With great respect and sensitivity of the original piece and a few suggestions, we worked together until my vision was there - staring back at me. Craig is a master of the craft and a total pleasure to work with. I just love my "New Ring", thank you."
I just wanted to put a few words together to say how unbelievably grateful we are for what you have created for us. Your design and craftsmanship far exceeded our expectations. You were referred to us by my brother and sister-in-law who were also totally over the moon with the engagement ring you re-created for them.
My original rings meant the world to me, but after 16 years I wanted them remodelled and jazzed up. The time you took to sit down and design a bespoke new engagement ring, along with my long desired eternity ring was very much appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed that step in the process. You didn’t rush us; you listened to my thoughts and ideas; and you kept my husband engaged in the design process.
What you then went away and created was nothing short of my dream rings. I was totally blown away! My tears and grin from ear to ear probably spoke volumes when you presented us with the end products. I am a sentimental girl and love my jewellery – that’s not an easy combination to please but you did it in spades.
A few weeks on, I am still staring at my hand and the stunning pieces of totally unique jewellery you created just for us. That will forever mean the world to me.
From the bottom of my heart – thank you.
PS – I have never had so many comments from strangers on my “beautiful rings”. I’m a lucky little lady!
We will be back!
"I had spoken to a couple of different designers when the time came to start planning the ring to propose with, but Craig really stood out from the rest. Other designers seemed to make the process feel superficial. Pick your diamond, pick your set, pay your money; done. I guess this is the trap of repetition for them.
Craig was vastly different. He engaged the creative discussion over a few sessions, he took the time to get to know the history of the relationship and through those discussions together were able to craft a design which was personal and had a story behind it. Further to this, he then had the skills to bring the design to life and convey the sentiments.
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the process. It was significant and certainly added depth and character not just to the ring itself, but also to the story I can tell about the lead up to getting engaged.
Thank you for the last beautiful ring you created for me. Also your sensitive touch in guiding me through replicating Rodney's mother's engagement ring and my mother's engagement ring when they were stolen recently. I am extremely happy to have them on my finger and will never take them off except for you to clean them. The remodelled emerald dress ring is beautiful and is very happy on my finger!! It is wonderful to have a jeweller who is so honest and trustworthy that you feel secure with accepting recommendations and designs for new pieces of your valuable items."
"Our experience with Craig from Mckims Jewellers has been exceptional. We first met about three years ago when we were recently engaged. We were lucky enough to inherit some diamonds and Craig helped us design the perfect engagement ring by repurposing the old antique stones. I am so happy with the piece to this day. A year later we began work on the matching wedding ring, which took some work as we had run out of diamonds - so Craig had to hunt for the perfect matching stones. He also made Mat's wedding band, which was flawless. We are a young couple, and were planning a big wedding in Ireland so we did not have an endless budget. Craig was always upfront with costs and was very accommodating. He made the whole experience very accessible. I have since had Craig make a beautiful solid silver ring to match a bangle I have had for a while which I felt needed a mate, once again I was delighted with the ring, and cannot wait to design and plan my next piece!"
Mat & Amy-Lou Whitaker
"A very big thank you to Craig for creating our beautiful wedding and engagement rings. We were very lucky to have found such a patient, talented jeweller."
Katie and Declan Foley
"Craig made our dream rings into a reality with the most exquisite craftsmanship. He consulted with us on every little detail and we couldn't be happier with the results. We now have unique and beautiful rings that will be treasured for a lifetime."
Matthew and Felicity Wallwork
" When I was presented with one of McKims beautiful diamond engagement rings, from my now husband, it was the most stunning ring I had ever seen. He had worked with Craig McKim to design something that was completely unique to me. It far surpassed anything I had ever dreamt of and I feel so lucky to have one of their pieces. I then worked with Craig and the team to design my wedding rings. Knowing that I wanted something unique, Craig suggested 'stacking' and both my husband and I knew it looked perfect! The service and individual care you get from McKims is second to none - I felt as if they really listened to what I wanted and made suggestions to help guide me toward the right choice. They made the entire process from start to finish incredibly enjoyable and comfortable, one of the only easy things when planning a wedding. Thank you so much Craig and the team at McKims for making my dreams come true."
Astrid & Tom McDonald
I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to you for your wonderful generosity, your capacity to capture Shannon and my relationship in an exquisite piece of jewellery and the happiness you have brought us. Your role in making this union a reality will never be forgotten...Your workmanship has exceeded even my wildest dreams! Thank you with all of my heart.
Naomi and Shannon Berg
With all the kids around I didn't get a chance to thank you properly for making my engagement ring everything I had imagined (and more!) 15 years ago. Every time I look at it I think "WOW! that's a great ring". You got my tastes down to a "T". Thanks you so much.
“Craig McKim has created a number of beautiful pieces for me over the past five years. In fact I still regularly receive compliments on the initial piece he made for me in 2005! Craig is highly skilled in the area of jewellery re-invention and most recently re-designed a set of earrings and three rings - to my delight, they were even nicer than I expected! Throughout the design process, Craig has always been very patient and able to suggest some great ideas to effectively ascertain the exact look I want. I would thoroughly recommend Craig McKim and from a personal perspective, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
“We recently purchased ‘our’ engagement ring from McKims Jewellery Design. Throughout the consultation process Craig McKim was very patient and worked with us to determine a design we loved. We checked out so many jewellers when initially considering the quality and craftsmanship we wanted for such an important piece and found McKims to be the best by far – in fact our ring still looks as good as the day we picked it up! Craig was so easy to work with and we would recommend him one hundred percent- we will be back for sure!”