Vipa Designs are casters, manufacturers and designers of high quality gold, silver, platinum and palladium jewellery, offering our services both to private clients and to the trade.
Founded in 1979 by managing director Peter Crump, Vipa soon established an enviable reputation for innovative design and the high quality manufacturing of jewellery. With a client base of private individuals, designers, makers and retailers through to manufacturers and multi-national companies, the same levels of confidentiality and attention to detail is offered to all.
Drawn from a variety of skills and backgrounds, and constantly progressing those skills through modern technology, the team at Vipa prides itself on the challenge of making exactly what our clients require. Whether it is a private commission, designs for a large collection of jewellery, or just a few castings, we take the same care to ensure that everything is supplied to the same high standard.
Working closely to your brief we can produce exclusive original jewellery designs. These can be one-off designs, individual pieces, commissions, larger suites & collections, or full ranges.
With over 30 years of experience, we offer a variety of approaches to the lost wax jewellery casting process. You decide with our help on your point of entry. From jewellery patterns in wax, resin, metal or natural objects, we can cast in brass, bronze, silver, gold or platinum, with metal provided by us or by yourselves.
We offer a variety of finishing services to suit your needs, including hand polishing, barrel polishing, centrifugal disk polishing, electroplating and final Quality Control & Inspection.
We provide a full jewellery and silverware model / pattern making service. Working from your designs or ones we have provided we can produce masters in wax, resin, metal or natural objects, using traditional hand skills or state-of-the-art CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping to make your master pattern.
From single units to volume production, we are able to plan a production route for your jewellery and silverware products with quality control at every stage. We offer hand making, batch production, volume manufacturing, one-offs & repeats, lost wax casting, assembly, engraving, stone setting, supply of all findings & stones, arrangement of hallmarking, stamping, de-sprueing, buffing, linishing, soldering & laser welding.
Together we can plan a production schedule to ensure that we deliver your products to your standards to you, on time. We can also work with you to plan your stock requirements, and by arrangement can hold your products as cast/fabricated, part-finished or fully-finished, packaged or not, and ready for immediate delivery to you.