The collection features intricately hand-carved shark jawbones and tail fins; combinations of iridescent peacock pearls and rich rubies which ooze style and sophistication; sailboats constructed to look like they’re crashing through the waves and beading details in mixed metals to capture the idea of intense sun light and shadow bouncing off the water.
The collection is 100% handmade in the UK using solid sterling silver, oxidisation and 18ct gold vermeil to bring out the detailing. It also incorporates carefully selected precious stones like rubies, white sapphires and peacock pearls to add a subtle statement to any outfit.
I loved the challenge of creating a men’s collection, with a mix of precision and creativity my bold yet wearable style adds that little extra touch to any suit, tie or jacket, helping men to show their fashion-forward flair in the boardroom as well as in their home life.
The inspiration behind the pieces came from a mix of family heritage, observation and holidays:
Heritage: ‘My Grandpa used to make my Nan copper ornamental boats as anniversary gifts, so there are lots of these beautifully constructed sailing boats mixed in with my childhood memories’
Observation: ‘The shark jawbones are modelled from a real great white shark skeleton I saw at The Natural History Museum – it’s size and shape fascinated me and I kept going back to sketch it’
and holidays: ‘I saw the sun streaming through a gondola when it was setting in Venice, and the sun made a beading pattern on the water. It was so beautiful I wanted to try and capture that contrast of intense light and shadow in a single piece of jewellery.’