About David Batchelor

Welcome to David Batchelor Jewellery Designs where we specialise in the manufacture of innovative fine & contemporary jewellery to suit the individual, combining style & quality with special attention to detail.

We believe in establishing insight into a clients preferences & combining their ideas with our own to create a piece that signifies their individuality. Whether it be remodelling existing jewellery or commissioning special pieces i.e. engagement rings, every client can leave with a sense of satisfaction knowing his/her vision will be achieved.

Materials Used :
Gold, platinum, silver, stainless steel, certified diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, tanzanite, amethyst & all other semi – precious gems.

David completed his Diploma in Jewellery Design in 1979, and thereafter obtained a Journeyman’s qualification as a Goldsmith.

He opened his own business in Durban, South Africa in 1981 and has been designing & producing pieces of jewellery since then.

His interest in wildlife led him to Maun in Botswana where he lived for 2 years, creating jewellery for the Safari Market.

David then returned to Durban in 1989 where he has been based ever since, creating hand made fine jewellery for local and international clientele.

For Diamond Information

Internationally recognised for our ethnic art jewellery, we use precious metals in conjunction with locally sourced materials.

As a member of the Jewellery Council of South Africa and in conjunction with them, we promote a high standard of business ethics in the jewellery industry. We are not established as online retailers & our website is purely a portfolio of previous designs. We hope you enjoy your journey through the site.

The Workshop

All jewellery is hand made in the workshop by David & a team of skilled craftsman..

From the alloying, extrusion and forming of materials into the creative settings, each piece requires hours of labour & receives meticulous attention under expert guidance.