Alan Vallis, based at the iconic Oxo Tower on London's South Bank is an established designer and maker of jewellery. His designs continue to evolve as he experiments with themes, new materials and setting techniques. From his carefully modelled and planished symbol necklaces to his carved red sea fish necklaces, his designs have recently moved towards a less figurative style.
About the Artist
Alan's work has many design themes but his "Stacking Rings" have become his signature pieces. Most of these are made to commission and are individual to the client. The series evolves as Alan experiments with new settings and stone combinations. The "Diamond Bridge" feature with its row of small precious stones provides a spectacular central focus that visually ties the separate bands together. He is currently working on a series of bolder Stacking rings designed specifically for lovers of silver. The appeal of Alan's engagement and wedding ring sets is the combination of precious metals, use of texturing to add surface interest and stone settings that allow the engagement ring to fit snugly against the wedding band. Alan's "Pevsner" rings are individual designs with bold settings, specifically configured to show off large stones to their best advantage.More recent developments are of large textured forms, known as the "Munich muse" series of necklaces which combine large bold shapes in silver or gold complimented by a single large stone or figurative element. These developments are continually evolving.
Stacking Ring with diamond
A five band Stacking ring in 18ct gold with .5ct diamond. The wider outer band could be a wedding band and the diamond band an engagement ring. The other bands could then represents events throughout the marriage
Stacking Ring with opal
Stacking Ring in mixed golds with boulder opal and complementing tourmalines.
Stacking ring with opal
A five band Stacking Ring in 18ct gold with oval Opal
Stacking Ring with diamond swish
A five band Stacking Ring with 18ct gold with a channel set diamond swish; 1.2cts total.
Diamond bridge and sapphire ring
A six band Stacking Ring with the diamond bridge central feature. Secondary stones are sapphires.
Munich muse necklace 1
This Munich muse necklace has a layered construction with a textured surface treatment and inlaid diamonds.
Munich muse necklace 2
Munich muse necklace in 18ct gold with central green tourmaline. Beads are roundels of apatite.
Munich muse necklace 3
Munich muse necklace in silver with decorative fish motifs in 18ct gold. Suspended on silver collar.
Pevsner Ring in silver and 18ct gold with marquise cut Chalcedony.
Textured wedding sets
Wedding bands and engagement rings in 18ct gold with textured surface finish. Diamonds are .33ct brilliant cut and princess cut.
Red Sea choker necklace
Five element Red Sea choker in 18ct gold on 8mm round beads.
2D Wedding bands
A selection of wedding rings made up of separate bands. The bands can be joined together or worn as a loose combination.