barbara-tipple

Award Winning

Dr Barbara Tipple is one of the most accomplished jewellers in Britain today. Her company has a history of extraordinary bespoke commissions, numerous jewellery industry awards, an honorary PhD, the title of Freedom of The City of London and long-lasting relationships with some of the most discerning jewellery collectors across the world.

British Heritage

Barbara Tipple is a jewellery company with a proud British heritage, founded by a woman with immense talent, who built up her business alone, for many years as a single mother, before marrying the love of her life and eventual business partner – her goldsmith David Ward. In recognition of their excellence in jewellery, the Goldsmiths’ Company has awarded both Barbara Tipple and David Ward Freedom of the City of London, an honorary title which dates back to the 13 th  century. In addition, Barbara Tipple is the only female jeweller in Britain to ever have received 3 De Beers Diamonds International Awards. Among Barbara Tipple’s extraordinary commissions are jewels which hold and interpret intensely personal stories – happy, tragic, hidden and revealed.

Today, Barbara Tipple and David Ward travel regularly to source the perfect precious gemstones for Barbara Tipple’s designs – whether for her collections or her one-off pieces. Every single piece of Barbara Tipple jewellery is entirely handmade in Britain. Almost every piece in Barbara Tipple’s jewellery collections is available for bespoke requests incorporating expertly sourced precious gemstones. “When I was 18 years old, I went to see a contemporary jewellery exhibition. It was a light- bulb moment for me. I knew instantly that was exactly what I was destined for. 40 years later, I still adore what I do.” Barbara Tipple

Chris - Portsmouth

Great experience choosing my Girlfriend (now Fiance) engagement ring. Barbara provided a selection of diamonds for me to choose from which made the whole process feel special and personal. Unfortunately I guessed Fiona's finger size incorrectly. But after the proposal we dropped the ring back in and Barbara's husband resized it whilst we went off for a coffee. Excellent Service! Thank you Barbara and team for making this important purchase less stressful for me.

P. Zesers - Australia

Thankyou for the beautiful lioness cuff and lucky pebble with lioness and diamond.They looked impressive on your website but the quality , value and workmanship are more exceptional in reality. A big thankyou to you all for your professionalism and patience during our long distance communication. Nothing was too diificult! Lions are my wife's favourite animal so she loves the pieces. Looking forward to dealing with Barbara Tipple Goldsmiths in the future.

Sarah - London

What an amazing experience to start a design from scratch and see the end piece come together so beautifully. Knowing I played a part in the process made it extra special

The Barbara Tipple Story