"Liz loves designing and creating
elegant and dramatic
jewellery & silverware."
Liz specialises in creating harmonious ring sets in 18 carat golds and platinum. Certificated fine diamonds and fabulous coloured gemstones frequently form the focal point of the engagement ring from which the design flows, with the setting edge an integral part of the piece. The wedding ring is shaped to snuggle together with the irregular shaped engagement ring, sometimes set with fine graduating diamonds.
Having trained as a diamond sorter Liz can advise you on the cut, colour, clarity and size of your diamond. Her work experience and FGA training has introduced her to the full range of coloured stones, unusual cuts and ethical suppliers.
Born in London, trained in Leicester, London and Maine USA, Liz established her business in Clerkenwell London in 1989 and is now based in North Dorset.
Liz specialises in using anti-clastic raising techniques to produce large yet light curvaceous pieces. She compliments these with carved and cast sculptural items of jewellery, frequently gem set. Liz carefully selects fabulous coloured gem-stones and lets the shape of the stones influence the flow of the design. She is well known for her bold dress rings and individual wedding and engagement ring sets where the two rings snuggle together beautifully.
Liz has won numerous awards including Designer of the Year and Best Design in Diamonds at the UK Jewellery Awards and also for her fully functioning elegant silver teapot.
Liz specialises in creating harmonious ring sets to commission in 18ct gold and platinum. Certificated fine diamonds and fabulous coloured gemstones frequently form the focal point of the piece from which the design flows...
Engagement rings start from around £1,200 rising to £12,000 and beyond depending on the gemstones selected. Silver jewellery starts at £150 rising to around £1,000. Silverware is usually made to commission and the cost is estimated around the time of ordering.
With commissions, including re-mounting family heirlooms, Liz produces a page or two of hand drawn designs for you to choose from. She asks for a deposit of one half at the time of ordering with the balance to be paid on delivery.
All diamonds are purchased through reputable dealers who have signed up to The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, ensuring that they came from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict, in compliance with United Nations Resolutions.
Liz Tyler BA, FGA, DGA
Born Elizabeth Valerie Tyler, London 1959
Aug 1989 - Liz Tyler, trading as EVT Designs, was established as a designer jewellery business specializing in anti-clastic raising techniques. Since April 2001, in partnership with Andrew Lammas, trading as Liz Tyler Designs.
Trade Experience :
1984 - 1988 Argenta - Designer, sales & production assistant, stone buyer.
1982 - 1984 Leo de Vroomen - Production assistant, stone buyer.
1981 - 1982 Monnickendam Ltd - Assistant to Diamond Sorting Office.
1979 - 1980 Charles de Temple,Summer Sales Assistant.
Student Career :
1977 - 1978 Barnet College Art Foundation Course.
1978 - 1981 Leicester Polytechnic BA Hon's 21 - Silversmithing and Jewellery Design.
1988 - 1989 Sir John Cass College City & Guilds Certificate in advanced diamond mounting techniques, gained FGA & DGA.
June 1989 Studied the anti-clastic raising technique with Michael Good, Maine USA.
July 1996 Studied the synclastic raising technique with Heikki Seppa, Maine USA.
2020 Virtual Wisley due to Covid 19 pandemic
2017/19/20 Desire, Chelsea Town Hall.
2009 - 2019 'Desire', Winchester Town Hall.
2019 Handmade Chelsea
2019 Goldsmiths’ North Sheffield
2019 Trentham RHS Gardens Staffordshire
2019 Goldsmiths Centre London I gave a talk & exhibition on the twists and turns of my 30 year career
2019 Handmade Oxford at Waterperry Gardens
2017 - 2019 Dorset Makers Exhibition at Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset.
2016/18/19 Craft in Focus Crowthorne.
2015 - 2019 Craft And Design Experience, RHS Gardens Wisley
2018 Walford Mill Christmas Exhibition, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
2018 Desire with Craft in Focus, The Guildhall, The Broadway, Winchester.
2018 Craft in Focus, Wellington College, Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne,
2018 Handmade in Britain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
2018 Craft in Focus, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.
2018 Handmade in Britain, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
2018 RHS Wisley Spring Craft Fair, RHS Garden, Wisley Lane, Woking.
2018 Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London.
2017 Special Christmas Exhibition, Walford Mill Craft Centre, Wimborne, Dorset.
2017 Making Dorset Winter Show, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset.
2017 Craft & Design Fair, Wellington College, Crowthorne.
2017 Craft & Design Fair, Sevenoaks.
2017 Tower Jewels - Wessex Branch of the Association of Contemporary Jewellers.
2017 50 Dorset Makers book launch and exhibition.
2017 Craft And Design Experience, RHS Gardens Wisley.
2017 Desire, Chelsea.
2016 Walford Mill Gallery, Wimborne, Dorset.
2016 Craft in Focus, Sevenoaks.
2016 Craft and Design Show, Henley.
2015 - 2017 Craft And Design Experience, RHS Gardens Wisley.
2014 - 2015 'Hallmark' at Somerset House, London.
2014 DORSET ART WEEKS.
2014 HALLMARK at Somerset House, London.
2014 DESIRE, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH.
2013 DESIRE, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH.
2013 Guggleton Gallery, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10 2RQ.
2013 'Desire' - Conference and Events Centre, Kensington.
2012 'Desire' - The Guildhall, Winchester.
2011/12 Goldsmiths Pavilion, London Jewellery Week, Somerset House.
2008/10/12 Dorset Art Weeks, Old Courtyard Gallery, Briantspuddle.
1989 - 2012 Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
2009/10/11 'Desire', Winchester Town Hall.
2010 Aaron Faber Gallery, New York and SOFA, Chicago - special invitation.
2008/09/10 'Craft in Focus', Richmond, London.
2007/08/10 'Desire' Jewellery and Silversmithing Show, Richmond.
2003 'Love Story' exhibition, Goldsmiths Hall.
2004/06 Dorset Art Weeks, The Old CoachHouse, Wyke.Dorset.
2002 'Celebration in Silver and Gold' exhibition for the Queens Jubilee, Goldsmiths Hall.
2002 'Inhorgenta',Munich,with the Crafts Council.
2002/03 'The Crafts Movement' exhibitions at Chelsea and Hampstead.
2001/06/08/09 Roger Billcliffe Gallery,Glasgow, christmas exhibition.
2001 'Arts in Hospital' christmas exhibition,Sherborne House,Dorset.
2001 Heffern Gallery, St Louis,USA.
2000/2002 Dorset Art Weeks, The Slade Centre,Gillingham,Dorset.
1999/2000 'Designer Jewellers Group' Celebration Millennium Exhibition, Barbican.
1999 Chelsea Crafts Quarter. Chelsea Town Hall.
1999 NEC Spring Trade Show.
1998 Produced a silver teapot for the 'Silver & Tea' exhibition at Goldsmiths Hall.
1998 Dorset Art Week at Guggleton Farm Arts Project, Stalbridge, Dorset.
1997/1998 ARTISAN exhibition, Edinburgh.
1993-2003 Dazzle, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Brighton.
1994 Retrospective 'Designer Jewellers' Group exhibition at Goldsmiths Hall.
1994 Basle, Switzerland, International Trade Fair.
1994 Exhibited in 'Ring the Changes' at Design Yard, Dublin.
1993 'Paper to Platinum', Lesley Craze - christmas exhibition.
1993/1994 'Decorative Arts Today' exhibition at Bonhams.
1992 'British Goldsmiths of Today' at Goldsmiths Hall.
1991 Electrum Gallery - 20th Anniversary Show.
1989-2010 Goldsmiths Fair. Goldsmiths Hall, London.
1990-1998 The London International Jewellery Fair Earls Court.
2013 Awarded 'Commended' for engagement ring design at the Goldsmiths Crafts Council Craftsmanship and Design Awards.
2004 Finalist in the Kayman Awards for a Trilogy Diamond Ring.
2002 Second prize in the Kayman awards for a platinum and diamond Arabesque Heart Pendant.
2000 Commendation for Goldsmiths Craft And Design Council for Finished Designer Jewellery pieces & Design section.
1998 UK Jewellery Awards Winner of Best Design in Diamonds.
1998 Won joint 1st prize in the Goldsmiths Company silver teapot competition.
1998 Commendation for Designer Silverware,Goldsmiths Crafts Council,Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
1996 UK Jewellery Awards - finalist for Best Design in Gold.
1995 Commendation for fine jewellery Goldsmiths Crafts Council, Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
1994 UK Jewellery Awards - winner of Designer of the Year.
1994 Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the City of London.
1993 1st "Prototype fine jewellery" Goldsmiths Crafts Council, Craftsman's & Design awards.
1993 Cosmopolitan Magazine Woman of Achievement Award - Finalist.
1993 LENTA export award.
1991 1st "Designer Finished Pieces,Jewellery" Goldsmiths Crafts Council,Craftsmanship & Design awards.
1986 - 1990 De Beers Diamond International Awards Finalist.