Luis Miguel Howard creates jewels that are delicate, full of movement and bold in colour. Beautiful flowing shapes suspend glittering briolettes, topazes snake sinuously over lapis lazuli, stars cascade delicately down the throat. These are pieces that have been inspired by India, Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoque; pieces which are versatile and have the ultimate function of adornment in mind.
Apart from the bespoke commissions and the pieces featured here we are also well accustomed to sourcing classic and timeless pieces such as single stone engagement rings or the ever popular diamond studs, relying on professional gemologists to source stones of appropriate quality to suit your budget.
Luis Miguel Howard graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design (now known as the University of Creative Arts) with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery. While there he was awarded a bursary by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a prestigious honour awarded to a few students every year. Having been recruited to work for Boucheron he resigned in 2004 to set up on his own as a jewellery designer.
In 2005 he was named a Bright Young Gem, a prize awarded by a panel of leading fashion writers (including Alexandra Shulman of Vogue) to just four of that year’s up and coming jewellery designers. Since then he has quietly gone from strength to strength, being featured in Vogue, Harper’s and Vanity Fair.
His work has been mainly creating one off pieces for private clients, often using the clients’ own stones to create a piece that is unique and personal to them. Due to demand the Pret-a-Porter collection was born, still the essence of the same style, but much more versatile and affordable.
There is no niche clientele and demand is gloriously varied, ranging from the Countess who commissioned a spectacular piece to be worn to a Sate Banquet at Windsor Castle, to arbiters of chic such as Poppy Delevigne, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and the renown make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, his newest patron.