Welcome to Atelier de Pimpernel,
Hi my name is Pimpernel,
Designer and Maker of award winning Silver and Gold Jewellery.
Passionate about Upcycling and Ethical Gemstones, based in the southwest of France in the beautiful Dordogne. All my Designs are Handcrafted by myself in my Atelier de Pimpernel. Using Silver & Gold from suppliers in France and natural earth mined Gemstones sourced from trusted suppliers around the world.
The finished Jewellery is marked with my registered French Makers Mark.
Every single piece of Jewellery is made with love and care, in limited Collections,
available for you to purchase here Online.
Being passionate about Gemstones I use them a lot in my Jewellery designs, you can never have enough of them. Also a large stock of Gemstones, found on my Travels is available to purchase in the Gemstone section of the Online shop.
Upcycling your old and unwanted Jewellery into something new and special for you is one of my favourite projects.
Lets Pimpernel your style!!!!
As an Artisan Jeweller, I work with different methods to create my Jewellery collections, inspired by what surrounds me, especially nature.
I also design and create Jewellery on personal request, such as engagement rings, wedding rings, cocktail rings, bridesmaid gifts and personal favours etc. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants as well as the transformation of your old jewellery into something special for you. And for those creative people who don't have the material or the practical knowledge, but a design in mind, why not choose a gemstone in my shop and I will create your design for you. If you have an individual order, please contact me and I will try to realise your dream...
All the gemstones I use and sell come from around the world from Trusted sources. Over the years, I have managed to create good contacts with artisans Miners and gemstone cutters of whom I have visited quite a few, to make sure they don't use child labour and are treating their staff fair, for the country they are based in.
I like to support small businesses as much as I can, with whom I have created over the years a really good working relationship based on Trust.
Hand Selected ~ Great Quality ~ Fair Priced
There are a wide range of gemstones available in different cuts such as faceted, cabochon or rose cut. I am starting to cut my own gems in fancy shapes also available here on line.
All the gemstones are hand selected and I do my upmost to describe and rate them in quality as fair to my personal knowledge. All the gemstones are good value for money as it's very important to me to be fair priced.
Just Love my new Ring
It's exactly what I wanted
Thanks so much :)
Katja, thank you so very much for our wonderful rings. We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with them and so grateful for all your hard work.
Lovely experience buying from you. Will be back for more Gemstones.
Thank you for turning my old bits of gold jewellery into a beautiful new ring, I will enjoy wearing it!
Beautiful stones as always, especially love the deep colour of the red/pink Tourmaline. Looking forward to the next gemstone Sale
Since my childhood in Germany, I have been fascinated by jewellery and gemstones, like my grandmother who used to open her "Treasure box" and explain to me everything about them.
All through my life, I have been a creative person, seeing everything around me having the potential to become an arty object. I have been lucky to be surrounded by people who were happy to share their knowledge and support me where my heart was leading me on.
Over the last 25 years I have been making ceramics, stained glass, wood work, candle craft, fashion design. I studied what was my passion all along and became a fully qualified awarded Artisan Jeweller. Following my specialisation in gemmology, my latest endeavour is becoming Lapidarist Artist cutting my own gemstones.
What you need to know
I send Priority Mail within France and Tracked Priority Mail for international sales, but if you prefer another delivery service, please contact me. Items in stock will be shipped 1-2 business days after receipt of payment. Custom orders are usually shipped in 2-3 weeks.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may be applicable. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.
What are the payment options?
Atelier de Pimpernel accepted :
Direct Checkout (all major debit and credit cards)
A PayPal account is not required to make a transaction. (Select "PayPal" and then "Do not have a PayPal account")
What is your return policy?
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 24 hours after delivery
Send items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
-Custom or personalised orders
-Earrings (for health/hygiene reasons)
-Items on sale
-Conditions of return:
All items returned must be in new/unused condition with all original documents and packaging. Prior to sending the package back, contact us for information on how to ship the item back. We cannot be responsible for an item not returned in the manner described. We are not responsible for loss or damage of return shipments.
If the item was damaged in anyway, you will be charged for the damages.
The item must be returned in its original packaging and along with all the original documentation.
Shipping costs cannot be refunded.
Buyers are responsible for return postage costs.
If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
To ensure that your item remains in good condition, please note the following:
• POLISH your Silver and Gold Jewellery frequently with a soft polishing cloth to maintain the shine. A polishing cloth won’t remove scratches, so it’s important that you protect your jewellery.
( Do Not polish gold plated Jewellery, the use of a polishing cloth will strip away the plating.)
• STORE jewellery separately in a tarnish-resistant jewellery box, resealable plastic bag or jewellery pouch and keep it away from abrasive surfaces. Silver has the ability to oxidize or darken, that means you'll need to polish your sterling silver Jewellery. But keeping it in a sealable plastic bag, sterling silver can stay tarnish-free for months or even years. So pop it in a bag when you dont wear it.
• SHADE freshwater cultured pearls and Opals from direct sunlight or strong lighting, to prevent fading.
• HANDLE jewellery with love and care, especially freshwater cultured pearls and any jewellery with set gemstones of any kind. Be extra careful not to drop them on the floor or knock them against hard surfaces as this could damage the jewel.
• REMOVE jewellery prior to swimming, bathing and doing sports or other physical activity.
• LIMIT CONTACT with make-up, creams, perfume and lotions.
• AVOID silver dips, polishing liquids, ultrasonic cleaning and strong chemicals.
• If you wear your jewellery a lot, it’s a good idea to take it to a goldsmith at least once a year so they can check the clasps, mountings and soldered details.