I was asked to design this set to celebrate an important birthday of the recipient. The brief was that above all, the jewellery must reflect the personality of the receiver. Sapphires were her birthstone, so I decided to use the myriad of colours available to fulfil the brief. The range of colours within one stone commemorates the client's creativity and multi faceted personality, and the seemingly random placing of the gems reflects a sense of fun and spontaneity. The set, above all, is versatile, the bracelet and earrings in particular being able to be worn day or night.
This piece has a special place in my heart. I designed them when I was 16; they were the first piece of jewellery I made when I launched my business and the first piece I sold. They were inspired by the stones and materials of Faberge. The combination of chalcedony and diamonds was one of Faberge's classics and his use of gemstones running over the surface of smooth stones was another signature.
A bracelet specially commissioned by a family to celebrate the recipient's grandchildren. Each of the different coloured stones in the centre of the onyx disc is the birthstone of one of her grandchildren; on the back of each gold disc is the corresponding grandchilds' name engraved.
An Art Deco style ring set using the client's own sapphire.
An Art Deco style jewel created using the client's own stone. The piece was set with diamonds and lilac sapphires to enhance the purple fire of the stone. It is fully articulated to fit in with my philosophy of movement and colour.
A Burmese ruby and diamond bracelet specially commissioned as an anniversary gift.
An unusual combination of stone renders an otherwise conventional engagement ring setting into something modern yet timeless. The centre stone is a grey diamond and is flanked by ink black diamond shoulders.
This piece was ordered as a 21st birthday present. The client wanted a more unusual precious stone so we settled for this silver grey star sapphire. The tones of the stone are enhanced by the use of grey and white diamonds. The geometric nature of the design is inspired by Art Deco.
A rhodolite garnet, ruby, diamond and pink sapphire ring set in rose gold. This was made as a bespoke 21st birthday present.