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A man who truly knows his field with a calming humility

“From day one, the service, from initial communication with my query to getting the ring completed with exact fitting to my fiances finger was a complete stress free pleasure with a man who truly knows his field with a calming humility.
What to me sets him apart from anyone in his field and from any high street jeweller / goldsmith is the fact everything is tailored to suit what you want, not what he wishes to sell you.”

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Several months ago I decided that I wanted to propose to my girlfriend, through a friend I was put in touch with Alan P Fulton.
From day one, the service, from initial communication with my query to getting the ring completed with exact fitting to my fiances finger was a complete stress free pleasure with a man who truly knows his field with a calming humility.
What to me sets him apart from anyone in his field and from any high street jeweller / goldsmith is the fact everything is tailored to suit what you want, not what he wishes to sell you.
For our initial consultation to discuss what I was looking for, I could not manage to visit him during his standard working hours, without any prompting he offered to meet me at a time that suited me and opened especially just for me. The fact that I lived a couple of hundred miles away in Aberdeen was never an issue in all of my dealings with Alan.
We discussed my options and what was available within the budget spectrum I had informed him of prior, he showed me various examples and was able to describe in great detail just what he could design and manufacture along the lines of my initial own ideas.
There was no pressure to commit at this stage, no financial commitment required, for something so important it made the world of difference having that breathing space. Everything was very relaxing and private.
As did seeing a man who genuinely cared about the service he offered, who clearly loves his job and the chance to make such a great contribution to someone’s life.
I am genuinely looking forward to the next stage of having our weddings bands designed and manufactured by Alan.

Bryan Evans

His knowledge helped to transform my original design

“I approached Alan to transform my design (quickly drafted onto paper) into reality. Alan was so very helpful with regards to discussing why my initial design could not physically work (types of metals that couldn’t be welded together). His knowledge helped to transform my original design into one that was actually possible but didn’t stray very far at all from my original drawing.”

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My wife and I got married in the summer of this year after getting engaged in the summer of 2011. I knew the design that I wanted which had to be something special but couldn’t find a ring that suited anywhere. I approached Alan to transform my design (quickly drafted onto paper) into reality. Alan was so very helpful with regards to discussing why my initial design could not physically work (types of metals that couldn’t be welded together). His knowledge helped to transform my original design into one that was actually possible but didn’t stray very far at all from my original drawing. My timeframe and finances were limited and he managed to create our one off design within the time I needed it and also kept the price to what I could afford. The engagement ring ended up looking out of this world and my wife receives constant comments on it.
Unfortunately, due to Gayle knowing nothing about my plans to ask her, I had to guess her ring size! Between us, we guesstimated her size but it proved to be wrong, slightly too small. Gayle, however, was so excited that she just jammed the ring on but next morning her finger had swollen up to twice the size and the ring was stuck. Instead of going to the emergency room, we drove straight to Alan’s shop and met him as he was opening up. Again, he was very patient and accommodating. He managed to cut the ring off, upsize it and repair it there and then in less than 2 hours!
We went back to Alan to get Gayle’s wedding ring made. This time Alan designed the ring to match and fit perfectly with the engagement ring. Even though it was more expensive than buying one from a normal shop, the individuality makes it so very unique. Gayle continues to get comments every week from people who see it.
All in all, just a fantastic service and lovely guy. Couldn’t recommend him any higher.

Dougie Millar

Since reaching out to you, I have found you to be incredibly responsive, honest, and genuinely helpful

“Since reaching out to you, I have found you to be incredibly responsive, honest, and genuinely helpful. Despite the time zone difference, with me living in San Francisco (USA) and you in the UK, communication was never an issue. While collaborating with you on design ideas, your questions to me and your general insight into your craft made it evident that you care deeply about your work and subsequently pour your heart and passion into each one of your rings.”

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Dear Alan,

I work as Commercial Operations manager for one of the largest solar energy companies in the world, SunEdison in San Francisco (US ). My day-to-day work requires that I interface with dozens of very well educated and technology savvy individuals as we coordinate on the execution of solar projects around the globe.

Throughout my experience, I have learned to appreciate the value of hard work, effective communication, and of building trusting relationships with business partners. It is with this mindset that I sought to find someone to help me with one of the most important events in my life, my marriage proposal to my wife-to-be and the creation of the wedding and engagement rings to solidify this life commitment.

Starting out, I visited numerous jewellery stores and it quickly became apparent that that there were almost too many rings to choose from. In addition, despite the technical beauty of these rings, I felt as if something was always missing. Searching for this eternal gift of the heart, all I seemed to encounter were stores and companies that treated rings as commodities, with the people selling them significantly disconnected with the actual process used to create them.

My search expanded online where I committed myself to find something more unique and creative and someone more connected with the actual work being done on the rings. It was then that I stumbled across an incredibly beautiful cross-over designed ring and upon linking to your website; I realised I had found an incredibly talented Artisan with a very keen eye for aesthetics and detail.

Since reaching out to you, I have found you to be incredibly responsive, honest, and genuinely helpful. Despite the time zone difference, with me living in San Francisco (USA) and you in the UK, communication was never an issue. While collaborating with you on design ideas, your questions to me and your general insight into your craft made it evident that you care deeply about your work and subsequently pour your heart and passion into each one of your rings.

I am writing you as I am thrilled to have received the pair of stunning, one-of-a-kind, wedding and engagement bands. My future wife, April, will be speechless when she sees the uniqueness of the design and learns of the amount of love and care that went into the entire process of its creation, from consultation to delivery.

I am personally honoured to have had the pleasure of working with you and I appreciate and value the professional and trusting relationship we have been able to foster over the past few months. I wish you and your wife, Dorothy, nothing but happiness and joy in this New Year. Thank you once again Alan!

Ryan Lam

Everyone admired Niki's rings and praised your workmanship and design - including jewellers in Santorini

As for myself – I’m delighted with Niki’s wedding ring and her reaction to both rings together. I just wish I’d known about you before I bought the engagement ring !

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Hi Alan,

Hope things are well with you. It’s back to reality for Nicola & myself as we returned to work today after a 3 week break for wedding & honeymoon.

Couple of points for you :

1. Everyone admired Niki’s rings and praised your workmanship and design – including jewellers in Santorini.

2. Beaverbrooks in Silverburn thought the rings looked so good together that they’ve asked if they could have one of your business cards in order that they could recommend you to their clients who required a custom made item.

I didn’t have your card to hand and I wasn’t sure if you wanted your card handed to them anyway, so I’ll leave that with you – but they have mentioned you at Area Manager level and seem keen to recommend you to their clients.

As for myself – I’m delighted with Niki’s wedding ring and her reaction to both rings together. I just wish I’d known about you before I bought the engagement ring !

Hopefully we’ll be back in the future to add to Niki’s collection.

Thanks again for your contribution to a perfect day.

Kind regards,

Alan & Nicola

It is not easy to put your trust in someone when you've only spoken on the phone

It is not easy to put your trust in someone when you’ve only spoken on the phone. However, we can honestly say you have gone the ‘extra mile’, putting our minds at ease over some difficult decisions and helping choose the design. Your professionalism, advice and knowledge have been second to none and, thanks to your workmanship, I have the most amazing piece of jewellery. I can’t wait to show it off!!”

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Alan,
I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us. 

It is not easy to put your trust in someone when you’ve only spoken on the phone. However, we can honestly say you have gone the ‘extra mile’, putting our minds at ease over some difficult decisions and helping choose the design. Your professionalism, advice and knowledge have been second to none and, thanks to your workmanship, I have the most amazing piece of jewellery. I can’t wait to show it off!!

The pictures are such a lovely keepsake and it’s fascinating to see MY ring under construction. I do envy you your job!

Valuation received too, which was a nice surprise… I need a 2nd mortgage for the insurance!

Thank you again,

ps. glad you didn’t put the extra wire on.

Andrea & Mario

You made the whole process so easy from start to finish

Alan, we just wanted to get in touch to say thank you very much for the fantastic work you put into making our beautiful wedding rings.  They turned out better than we could ever have imagined and you made the whole process so easy from start to finish.  We have had nothing other than compliments regarding the rings since the day we got married. Especially my wedding ring which fits perfectly with my engagement ring, we could not be happier with them.

Thank you once again

Claire & Richard

I want more!

I can’t put into words how delighted I am with your ‘production’. I just keep looking at the rings, admiring them and most of all appreciating your amazing and meticulous talent.
So, a huge thank you from Jock and myself for all your advice and efforts.
I want more!!!!!

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Good Morning Alan
I’m sorry to have taken so long to acknowledge receipt of your valuation and photographs of my rings.
We got back from Cyprus on Thursday so the holiday is now a distant memory but the ironing lingers on!
Anyway, I can’t put into words how delighted I am with your ‘production’. I just keep looking at the rings, admiring them and most of all appreciating your amazing and meticulous talent.
So, a huge thank you from Jock and myself for all your advice and efforts.
I want more!!!!!

Best Regards,

Nancy & Jock

Have just come back from Tiffanys in USA and the ring Alan has just made for me is far superior to anything I saw there.

Have just come back from Tiffany’s in USA and the ring Alan has just made for me is far superior to anything I saw there.
Thank you so much for the fabulous customer service and that personal touch!

Una Lansdale

We did shop around and nowhere could match the standard and quality of not only the ring

Thank you so much to you both for all your hard work. The ring is terrific and I couldn’t be happier.
We did shop around and nowhere could match the standard and quality of not only the ring but the excellent service.

Corrine & Brian

I am absolutely delighted with what I think is a truly unique and stunning ring.

I searched everywhere for a wedding ring that would fit and compliment my engagement ring.
Alan helped me come up with a design that surpassed my expectations.
I am absolutely delighted with what I think is a truly unique and stunning ring.

Julie Harty

It's like comparing battleship grey with a rainbow...Creations for Connoisseurs by a Master Craftsman

Hi Alan,

It was lovely seeing you and Dorothy again today.

The engagement ring – and indeed the forthcoming coordinating wedding ring – is truly breath-taking; neither of us has ever seen such a wondrous creation. We’re so glad we found you and hence were spared the run of the mill High Street offerings! It’s like comparing battleship grey with a rainbow.

All the very best to you both, from your completely captivated customers!

PS how about your publicity saying something like “Creations for Connoisseurs – by a Master Craftsman”

TG

Thank you for the excitement and joy your service brought to our special day

Dear Alan, I am writing to thank you for the excitement and joy your service brought to our special day. From the design of our rings, then the anticipation of seeing the end products to delivery of an outstanding and special product; it was an unforgettable experience.
We have had no end of compliments on our rings and I would recommend other couples into the APF experience.

Liz & Gordon Dall

We now look forward to wearing a unique piece of artwork for many years to come

Dear Alan,

As you know, the proposal went even better than I expected. The ring was absolutely perfect, Andrea was in tears and I think it was the extra time you spent with me, from working out the right size and thickness of the ring, to helping me select the very stone for the setting that made all the difference.
Having just picked up our wedding bands from you and, once again, being over the moon with just how beautiful they are, we now look forward to wearing a unique piece of artwork for many years to come.
Thank you for making our special day even more magical. Good luck for the future to both you and your good lady wife.

Francis Polding

Without a shadow of a doubt I would 110% recommend Alan

After a bit of shopping around, we returned to our first shop which was Alan’s. We decided to have Alan make my wedding ring not only because we liked the ideas he had but also the friendly attitude and manner every time we spoke with him.
I can confirm after seeing my ring finished I was over the moon and could not have imagined it being any nicer!
Without a shadow of a doubt I would 110% recommend Alan.

Laura McCafferty & Graeme

Would recommend you to anyone, regardless of the occasion!

Dear Alan & Dorothy, thank you both so much for all of your hard work! My engagement ring is perfect and our bands, with the personal engraving, mean so much!
From our first appointment to finally collecting our wedding bands, you have both provided a personal service second to none.
We can’t thank you enough and would recommend you to anyone, regardless of the occasion! We’ll be back for my eternity ring just got to tell Andy!
You have made the whole process so personal and we have really enjoyed being involved at every stage.

Nicole & Andy Watson

If we had not spoken to Alan we would have had no idea of the potential pitfalls

I would like to thank you for your advice and expertise when Alison and I were looking for an engagement ring.
We visited Alan’s shop in Eaglesham just before Christmas armed with information that we obtained from trawling the internet.
Alan presented us with a variety of stones and explained and demonstrated the problems with the stones we had sourced. If we had not spoken to Alan we would have had no idea of the potential pitfalls and in all likelihood we would have ended up with a ring that was less than perfect.
As a result of meeting with Alan and the time and effort he spent in assisting us the ring that Alan created far exceeded our expectations. Not only did Alan help us identify the stone that was right for us he was also excellent when discussing the best setting. Alison wanted something quite unusual and Alan immediately took on board her comments and made various helpful suggestions. The result was a ring that not only delighted us but one which has been widely complimented as stunning!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan whether it be for a general piece of jewellery or for that extra special occasion.

Garry Conway & Alison McKee

We appreciate the consummate skill required. I admire and commend to anyone your craftsmanship.

Dear Alan,
I am writing in connection with the gold bracelet you made for Rita, with which she and therefore I- is absolutely delighted.
Although neither of us is a professional goldsmith, we appreciate the consummate skill required to produce from scratch such a beautiful and complicated piece of jewellery.
I admire and commend to anyone your craftsmanship.

Brian Dorman

When my insurance company put me in touch with you it certainly turned out to be the silver lining to that cloud

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your help and assistance in the last few years. The service you provide is second to none.
I was very upset when I lost the stone out of my engagement ring and when my insurance company put me in touch with you it certainly turned out to be the silver lining to that cloud. I have found your advice to be so helpful that I have had no hesitation in asking you to restyle some of my other jewellery and also recommend you to friends and work colleagues and I know that those who commissioned you have been delighted with the results.
I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Kindest regards

Elaine

It surpassed all my expectations it's the nicest thing I've ever seen!

I just want to say a huge thank you for the work you put into my fabulous ring!
It surpassed all my expectations it’s the nicest thing I’ve ever seen!
I knew I’d love it even though I feared it would be a bit ‘girly and delicate’ for me but you totally got what I was after – I love love love the way the stones are set at different height stacks and the way they kind of bulge and the scroll of the ring is attached.
It’s made an already gorgeous ring and stones contemporary and spectacular!
I can’t stop looking at it thanks again!

Meryl

It also gets a resounding wow from friends & family!

Thanks Alan, love the ring, it’s perfect, your personal & very individual service makes it even more special. I now own an absolutely gorgeous eternity ring that not only means the world to me but it also gets a resounding wow from friends & family!

Julia

‘I realised that being a perfectionist when it comes to design and details made my search for the perfect jeweller even harder.’

Dear Alan,

“Being an interior designer myself I was looking to find a jeweller that really understood my wishes. I realised that being a perfectionist when it comes to design and details made my search for the perfect jeweller even harder. I say jeweller because my search wasn’t so much aimed to finding the perfect ring, but at finding someone that could understand my design wishes and take it to the next level. 

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After searching in Rotterdam for quite a while, I just couldn’t find someone that was fitting my needs. That’s when I started looking around on the internet. When I found Alan, the first thing that I noticed was the care he put in to presenting his works. Beautiful detailed pictures of his creations that really left no room for hiding any flaws (if there were any). When I looked at his works I was sold, that’s when I started thinking about planning my proposal in Scotland.

After contacting Alan we had a nice talk about my wishes and even though I considered myself well informed, Alan was telling me all about the important characteristics in material, manufacturing and quality. That’s when I knew I had found the perfect match for me. 

What followed were a few phone talks and emails back and forth to discuss the details of the ring, from the proportions of the diamond to the way the ring would be matched to it and my fiancée’s hand. After everything was decided I started planning my secret trip to Scotland for the proposal.

Alan and Dorothy really helped me make the most out of this special vacation. A BIG thank you to Alan for dealing with my questions, sketches, etc. and for making the best possible engagement ring I could wish for!”

Rocco & Bodil