Meet Barry & Sally Milburn
Barry & Sally are accomplished designers who have worked in the international jewellery industry for over 35 years.
Resolutely passionate about jewellery, they started Prism Jewellery Design in 1980 they have been responsible for the design and development of their own-label collections, bespoke service and the evolution of the brands Contour Wedding Rings, Ti2 Titanium & Gold, Silver & Gemstone Collections.
Barry & Sally studied jewellery at the prestigious Central St Martin’s College in London, initially running a small studio by Carnaby Street producing bespoke jewellery for individual customers.
They went on to open their first retail outlet called Scarab in Sevenoaks for a company called Simbol owned by Chris Pye and Jim Robinson who continued to support them for several years.
Sally won a De Beers student design competition, which resulted in her ring designs being produced by Cartier. They also received a helping hand from the renowned Clive Billings, – The Diamond Geezer of Dragons Den fame – who championed the Prism brand, introducing it to the trade with a very positive reaction.
Nurturing New Talent in Bradford-On-Avon
Establishing a base in Bradford-on-Avon, Barry & Sally founded their own design studio & manufacturing workshop, working directly with retail jewellers who purchased Prism‘s gem set and their gold wirework range which became highly popular internationally.
Throughout this time Barry & Sally also supported young talent by nurturing students through apprenticeships and presenting at a variety of events, and to this day continue to work with young graduates through Prism Design’s mentoring programme.
Traditional Techniques With Advanced Equipment
Barry & Sally’s work frequently references natural forms and curves.
Traditional handcrafted techniques together with the use of some of the most advanced equipment available, are evident in their designs and combine within a contemporary context, creating unexpected juxtapositions that reflect Prism’s brand ethos.
These include: National Trust’s Anniversary Oak Leaf Symbol Brooch, Concorde Ti2 Ring, Chris Boardman’s Wedding Rings, a Church Silver Chalice & a Diamond Encrusted Titanium Baton for well-known musical cartoonist Grenfell Jones – the baton was auctioned to raise funds for Cancer Research raising £2,500.
Contour Wedding Rings
Contour Wedding Rings is one of Prism Jewellery Design’s premium brands.
At Prism Jewellery Design, our team of designers and skilled jewellery makers handcraft every wedding ring specifically to your individual requirements at our premises in the historic town of Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
As wedding ring and jewellery experts we strive to offer a broad choice of designs in gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
You can be guaranteed service with integrity, committment to quality, and design innovation. These are the cornerstones of Prism Jewellery Design.