@fte_metalworks cherishes the process
– it’s amazing to know how
your personal jewellery was made .
Designed for you.
We’re about giving you alternative options to traditional wedding, special occasion and day to day wear jewellery. We create made-to-order pieces with a heavy emphasis on design and quality to help you feel as good as you look.
Our founder, Ian Barnard, spent his youth admiring various forms of art from tattoo to oil painting. He started FTE Metalworks after noticing people’s interest in alternative design options to traditional high-end jewellery. Our pieces mix Ian’s Vancouver Island inspired creative style with precision and geometry, seen through precious and premium materials. Our philosophy revolves around excellence in design and precision stonesetting. Ian continuously improves his mastering of the trade by training at the GRS certified institution in Russia with Roman Karakurkchi and then on to Alexandre Sidirovs 3 month intensive course. As a result, he believes that zooming in on any of our stonesetting and comparing it to your local high street brand will be enough to convince you that our pieces will become cherished family heirlooms.
Traditional high end jewellery uses pave diamond setting to merely compliment a bigger stone, often with very little emphasis on the setting quality. Ians approach is different. He believes in the importance of the quality of the work on the smallest details and as a result our designs often use pave setting and other details as the centre piece of your jewels.
Our pieces are all designed in house and made especially for you, by people who love what they do. Because we know you’re not indifferent to how and where your jewels were made.