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The Burnished Horse

Contemporary horse hair jewellery
For the love of a horse ...


I've always seen eye to eye with horses. The eyes are the windows to the soul and I believe that horses have beautiful souls.

We share a unique bond with our horses. We are truly privileged that they are prepared to let us in and lend us their trust.


I'm Diane, the designer/maker behind The Burnished Horse. I adore my own horses and so I understand the deep bond between you and your horse.


Let me make beautiful jewellery for you that honours that precious bond.

iconic braided horse hair stacing bracelets

Burnish (bûr’n’ish)vt [with object](adj burnished)

- make shiny or lustrous(esp metal, pottery, leather, wood)

  by rubbing with a hard object to compress the surface

- enhance or improve(e.g.reputation)

- groom a horse until its coat gleams

Why "The Burnished Horse"? 

Burnishing precious metal is integral to creating this unique jewellery. And to me the polished flanks of a well groomed horse, glinting in the sunlight, look like burnished metal!


Horsehair is amazing! Just look what we do with it ...

I weave horsehair as well as braid it, using ancient hair working techniques. I love to combine the different colours and shades of natural, untreated horsehair to create extraordinary patterns and designs. All my creations are unique and start off life in my sketchbook. I work with one of the UK's best jewellery casting houses to realise my designs.  Be it a beautiful braided horse hair bracelet, a stylish torque bangle or inlaid woven horse hair ring, we will craft you a modern heirloom to treasure. 

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The Burnished Horse

Contemporary horsehair jewellery

Couture and ready to wear


Turn a lock of your own horse's hair into unique jewellery to treasure

There are no words to describe the beautiful ring

that I received today.

5 woven horse hair rings

It is so perfect, it made me cry having a part of my boy with me at all times and the care and attention to detail that you have put into it!

All our precious metal pieces are hallmarked by The London Assay Office and can be engraved to make them truly special

Hallmarked by The London Assay Office
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