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A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

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.

An emerald and diamond necklace, pictured next to the original working drawing.

An emerald and diamond necklace, composed of a double strand of round and cushion cut diamonds; the centre stone an important Colombian cushion cut emerald.

The Colombian centre stone in detail.

The Colombian emerald at concept stage.

A PAIR OF CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

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.

Earrings set with chalcedony and diamonds in white gold. The materials and techniques involved were inspired by the work of Faberge.

The very initial sketches for the chalcedony and diamond earrings.

Work by Faberge showing some of the techniques and materials that inspired my earrings.

A MULTI COLOURED SAPPHIRE SET

 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.

A necklace composed of multi coloured sapphires and diamonds set in white gold.

Detail of the multi coloured sapphire bracelet.

Blue, pink and purple sapphire earrings.

The multi colour sapphire and diamond bracelet and earrings shown next to their original drawings.