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.
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.
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.