This is the most important creation of my career to date. I was given free rein with the design and I conceived a double strand set with cushion and brilliant cut diamonds. The centre stone is an important cushion cut Colombian emerald of over five carats. It is the piece I am proudest of and the one which have given me greatest pleasure to create.
A beautiful pair of shoulder dusters created from baguette diamonds extracted from disused antique ring. The stones have been given a new lease of life and purpose as earrings. Each rectangular element is fully hinged, so even when the wearer is perfectly still the earrings tremble and catch the light.
Because the lack of criss cross facets in square and rectangular stones in which to hide inclusions, baguettes have to be exceptionally clean to be used in jewellery. Even taking that into account, the stones here are exceptional, adding extra vibrancy to the jewel.
A pair of starburst rings, one in rose gold, one in white gold, each set with brilliant cut diamonds. If possible, I like to incorporate asymmetry in my design, as it means the jewel never looks the same from any two angles. A concept I read about in the work of Charles Worth, the world’s first coutourier.
A bespoke sapphire and diamond Art Deco style bracelet. Featuring diamonds, cut sapphires and sapphire beads set in platinum.
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.
This is a perfect example of how an old stone can be given a new lease of life. The aquamarine itself was badly scratched and restored by my lapidary. The setting was designed in conjunction with the client, who wanted a versatile jewel she could wear day or night.