The Crystal of Kal-El, platinum and diamonds

29th April 2013

What better way to commemorate the cinematic release of Man of Steel than with a stunning jewellery creation inspired by Superman himself? As a fan of the superhero and friend of the film’s star Laurence Fishburne, award-winning goldsmith Neil Rayment wanted to create an out of the ordinary tribute. “Kal-El’s Crystal” is an homage to Superman’s birthplace, a timeless classic, expertly crafted in platinum and diamonds.

"I was looking for something spectacular,” said Rayment, owner and artistic director at Advanced Jewel Craft. “I am a huge fan of Superman and the franchise featured heavily in my childhood. What better place to go for inspiration than the birth place of Superman?”

Advanced Jewel Craft attracts clientele as sparkling as its bespoke pieces. The iconic brand has slowly blossomed since its inception in 2004 and is now a firm favourite amongst the A-list from LA to Abu Dhabi.


Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne is one of Neil’s most prestigious clients. The pair met when Neil briefly swapped jewellery making for acting and appeared alongside him in The Matrix sequels. Neil was honoured to be tasked with designing and creating Laurence’s wedding rings. “Neil was terrific to work with.” Laurence said. “The basic design was worked out between Neil and my wife, Gina Torres. Gina wanted something that would be unbreakable for me. I'm a would-be drummer, so I'm always beating things to hell. The platinum band and three diamonds are all a reflection of my personality and style.”

Created in a Cardiff Bay studio, Advanced Jewel Craft pieces are exclusive, with no more than 50 ever being produced. Neil adopts a personal approach, forging firm relationships with his customers. "Jewellery is something that needs personal attention," he said. "You can get entangled in the parties, the shows, but it's really about people wearing it - the most rewarding thing is to see someone wearing it."


For more information please contact Neil Rayment on 02921 328114 or