CASSIE ~ STERLING SILVER MOONSTONE MIMOSA RING
I've been following Fran on Instagram for a while now and have always adored her work! She seems to create these unique masterpieces and I just had to have one of her creations for myself.
The most beautiful moonstones then popped up on her page and they were out of this world. I then contacted Fran and asked if she could incorporate one of the moonstones into a wishbone style ring like one she had posted previously. She was super helpful and came back super quickly and began her wizardry skills.
The finished piece...just perfection.
My moonstone turned up in a beautiful box and it just glistened. The stone itself is a really high quality piece that just reflects the light in the most amazing ways.
I can't tell you how in love I am with this ring.
When I get the chance I'll be making sure I have another one of Frans pieces to add to my collection.
ROB ~ EMERALD & ROSE CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
If you’re looking to purchase a ring of any kind then I would extremely recommend the services of Fran Barker. I approached Fran after visiting her website for some inspiration and in my head I knew I wanted to create a bespoke engagement ring for my fiancé but unfortunately I didn’t know where to start. Fran was extremely helpful throughout all stages of the process, from a polite and detailed introduction regarding what options are available, followed by beautiful drawings to help progress the design, finally helping an indecisive customer fit in some last minute changes and not once was I made to feel awkward in anyway. I am very pleased to say that my fiancé was over the moon with the final ring and I couldn't thank Fran enough for delivering such an amazing piece. With Fran I have definitely experienced the most professional and friendly service I have ever come across and I would completely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a unique and special ring for any occasion.
~Rob~ Hampshire, UK
Tonya ~ Sapphire & Diamond Engagement & Wedding ring set
'How my ring came to fruition?
First I should mention that I do not wear a lot of jewelry and I am very particular about the pieces that I do wear. I prefer gem stones rather than diamonds, in particular blue sapphires. One day I was perusing Instagram for ideas and came across one of Fran’s designs and with a little time and effort I managed to find her website. I was immediately mesmerized by her work and I hoped that we would be able to collaborate on a piece that would be very special to me. The first step was to send a brief message to simply ask if she would consider designing a ring for me and also to tell her that I lived in USA. The second bit was the concerning part, I was unsure if the distance would be a factor or not. She responded immediately and without hesitation that she could and would be happy to work with me and the distance would not be a hindrance at all. As they say the rest is history.
So we began the process based of the fact that I wanted a ring created from her Mimosa collection. This much I knew and of course I wanted to use sapphires. It was so fun and exciting to go through the process and to see how Fran was able to take those simple requests and turn them into something so special and beautiful. She created sketches of for me to see. The sketches alone were such striking works of art that allowed me to visualize exactly what my ring would look like. Next we started the process of locating the center stone, which was no easy task. I wanted a cabochon center stone which would be the focus of the ring and Fran showed me multiple options until I found the perfect stone. She did this with great patience and always offered her expert opinion. She was willing to ensure that my ring was exactly what I wanted and what I visualized. Communication was effortless and I never felt anxious about not seeing or touching the stones in person. We communicated frequently and there were so many photos that I never felt left out of the process. I catch a glimpse of my ring and I think how lucky I am to have a one of a kind piece made by such an incredibly talented artist.
This was one of the easiest and best decisions that I have ever made and look forward to working with Fran again very soon.'
Chesterfield, VA, USA
'Tyler ~ Star Sapphire Mimosa Engagement Ring
"Staring in late summer of 2016, I began the daunting task of finding my fiance the perfect engagement ring. Going into the process, I had very little knowledge on rings and was asked by my fiance to find the most unique ring I could. It was definitely intimidating, until I reached out to Fran for help. She made the whole process easy to understand and always responded in a timely manner. I was under a tight deadline, trying to get the ring completed by Halloween. Fran went the extra mile and put in the time needed to make the beautiful sapphire ring my soon to be bride wears today. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I recommend to everyone I know looking at rings to check Fran Barker out first, as her unique designs, professionalism and all around kindness goes above and beyond the service they would get anywhere else."