The Art Of Jewellery

Ralph Walton Design is an exclusive boutique-style jewellery studio in Onrus just outside Hermanus. Ralph and Heidi Walton use sophisticated equipment and years of skill to design and manufacture bespoke pieces using silver, gold, platinum and other exotic metals. Ralph is renowned for mastering the art of client interpretation and will accurately understand and communicate your design concepts. Heidi’s unique chains are sought after by collectors from around the globe who agree her work is, without a doubt, the signature pieces of any jewellery collection. Furthermore, Ralph Walton Design also offers classes in jewellery design and manufacture that are perfect for jewellery lovers with a creative flair. Please note that consultations and visits to the Ralph Walton Design studio are by appointment only.

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About

About

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Ralph Walton Design is a union of the skills of husband and wife team, Ralph and Heidi Walton.

Ralph has always loved the technical challenges of jewellery making and has been creating unique pieces since he was at school.

Heidi discovered the art of jewellery design and manufacture after she married Ralph. 

Together they share a passion for the incredible artistic reward their career offers them, and hone their talents to fabricate complex and exclusive design projects.
 

Ralph Walton

Ralph Walton

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Ralph Walton Design is about Ralph’s interpretation, understanding and visualisation that is combined with quality and precision workmanship.

Whether you are designing your own engagement ring or remoulding an outdated design using your own materials, Ralph will ensure perfection is achieved. By using the latest three-dimensional graphic design programs to create a photo-realistic piece, clarity and indecisiveness can be aligned on, before the actual manufacturing process begins. 

Heidi Walton

Heidi Walton

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Ralph Walton Design is about Heidi’s statement pieces that retain a sense of subtlety and style. 
Heidi’s necklaces, bracelets and chains are the accumulation of many hours of hand-forged work. Her pieces exude a magnificent feeling of intricacy, volume and quality, and their tumbling lines, textures and colours seem to resonate with the environment.

Jewellery Design Classes

Jewellery Design Classes

Ralph Walton Design welcomes you to the world of jewellery design and manufacturing. 

Where: 
  • Ralph Walton Design Studio
When: 
  • By arrangement
What you will make: 
  • A Ring
  • A Decorative Pendant
Who the classes will suit:
  • Beginners wanting to learn a new craft
  • People with past experience who want to brush up on techniques
  • Couples who want to make their own wedding bands
  • Small groups of friends who enjoy creative socialising experiences
  • Friends or family members who would enjoy being gifted with a class 
What to expect:
  • Learning about common metals and their alloys 
  • Melting metal and casting it into an ingot
  • Using and understanding measuring equipment 
  • Using the roller
  • Annealing metal
  • Bending and forming a basic ring
  • Making wire and wire work
  • Soldering and joining metal
  • Holding, filing and profiling a ring
  • Sanding, polishing and finishing processes

For more information on your introduction into the glittering world of jewellery design contact Ralph Walton Design directly.

Reviews

Reviews

“What a fantastic experience to do a silversmith and design half-day workshop with Ralph Walton Design! Thank you to Ralph and Heidi!” Lezanne Van Zyl, Facebook
“Magnificent artwork, good service by true artists.” Charlotte Anderson, Google Review
“Awesome service and friendly people, I just love my necklace and tree of life pendant.” Natasha Hall Smith, Facebook

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