Welcome to Chris Ball Designs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please be advised that we are operating on a one bubble basis, therefore customers are advised to call ahead and book a socially-distant slot.

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

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!

Our Gemstones are sourced directly from the countries in which they were uncovered, hand-picked by our Gem Expert as he travels the globe in search of the rare and unusual.

Explore our Past Commissions & Gemstone Gallery for inspiration or click here to start the ball rolling on your very own Special Commission.

Horology

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…