Welcome to Chris Ball Designs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please be advised that between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 3rd December our showroom will be closed BUT we will be operating a drop off service outside. We therefore encourage customers to phone ahead to book a slot and pay remotely, prior to their visit.

Thereafter we’ll continue to open on an appointments only basis. Please call ahead to book a socially-distant slot.

Chris Ball is a pioneering jeweller from the Forest of Dean, with decades of experience and knowledge.

Every item of jewellery you see here has been designed and hand-forged by Chris in his workshop, using tools and techniques now considered old fashioned and labour intensive. Using centuries old methods, Chris produces work of unique quality and finish.

The past decade has been spent in Longhope, perfecting Precious Metal formulae to produce such Alloys as Noble White Gold and Tarnish-Resistant Silver. Check out the “Noble Alloys” page and all will become clear!

Discover the exciting possibilities by exploring our Past Commissions (under the ‘Bespoke’ banner).

Chris and his team also service and restore clocks and watches of all descriptions. We encourage customers to bring along restoration projects so they can be assessed and priced accurately – If you have a watch or clock, music box etc in need of some TLC and would prefer a home-visit, this can be arranged via E-mail or phone.

Chris is one of the few people left with the skills and knowledge to reshape and adjust balance springs and to re-rivet broken fusee chains – no job is too small!

Visitors are welcome to peruse our collection of Gemstones, Jewellery and Horological Instruments at our Longhope Showroom and Workshop – due to Covid-19, please call ahead to book a socially-distant appointment.

Follow the tabs to discover more about our Exclusive Noble Alloys, Timepiece Restorations and much more…