I love to make be­spoke jew­ellery

for my clients. It’s a re­ally in­ti­mate process, but I al­ways en­joy spend­ing time with peo­ple and help­ing them de­velop their ideas and sense of style.

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You also make be­spoke jew­ellery. It must be an elab­o­rate process... to get to know the client and her re­quire­ments, etc. What qual­i­ties does a de­signer re­quire to make be­spoke jew­ellery, and do you find the process in­ter­est­ing?

I love to make be­spoke jew­ellery for my clients. It’s a re­ally in­ti­mate process, but I al­ways en­joy spend­ing time with peo­ple and help­ing them de­velop their ideas and sense of style. De­pend­ing on the in­tri­cacy of a piece, we may have many meet­ings. So, it’s a beau­ti­ful process and a gen­tle way to get to know some­one.

We would like to know your process of cre­ation? Do you weave colour, shapes and sto­ries into your jew­ellery pieces?

It de­pends on the col­lec­tion. Some­times my jew­ellery col­lec­tions are the re­sult of a con­cept or in­spi­ra­tion that I want to de­velop, and other times the gems come first, and I work out the best, most beau­ti­ful way to cel­e­brate them through my de­signs.

How of­ten do you come up with col­lec­tions? Which is your pre­ferred metal?

I nor­mally work in gold as I love the soft­ness and it’s won­der­ful to work with, but I am ex­per­i­ment­ing with ti­ta­nium at the mo­ment, so I may do a col­lec­tion in ti­ta­nium very soon. It is won­der­ful to be able to cre­ate large-scale, al­most weight­less pieces, es­pe­cially earrings, and as some­one who loves quite dra­matic pieces, this re­ally ap­peals to me. But some­times you sur­prise your­self. I never thought I’d work a lot in yel­low gold, but I had this idea about a col­lec­tion. I went ahead and com­pleted it – it’s a line al­most en­tirely in yel­low gold, on quite a large scale with a scat­ter­ing of di­a­monds.

What are your best-sell­ing jew­ellery pieces?

My Legends of Africa and Lyla’s bow rings, but most likely as that was my first col­lec­tion and a great ev­ery day piece... Many of my other pieces have been one of a kind so it’s hard to tell.

Con­sid­er­ing that you are a fairly new brand, you have al­ready made a mark. Could you elab­o­rate on the rea­sons?

That’s very kind of you to say! I think women ap­pre­ci­ate the eye of an­other woman. Peo­ple reg­u­larly com­ment on the fem­i­nin­ity of my de­signs... But per­haps more than that it is the one-on-one ser­vice and ex­cep­tional qual­ity that makes peo­ple take no­tice.

Other than jew­ellery, what takes up your time?

My life is ex­tremely busy and I lack time for al­most ev­ery­thing. So I have learnt to pri­ori­tise what is most im­por­tant to me and for my small fam­ily. When I’m not work­ing, I love to paint but most of all I spend time with my lit­tle boy in the park or out with friends.

The 18-karat white gold Oceana cuff and curvy earrings are en­crusted with di­a­monds and sap­phires.

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