WHAT DIRECTION DO YOU SEE JEWELLERY TRENDS GOING OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS? Customisation will continue to be a huge trend. Technology has advanced so much that it's much easier (and faster) than ever to see what a custom piece will look like in advance. On a more micro level, rose gold, ovals, and two or more wedding bands are very popular.
WHAT'S THE MOST SPECIAL PIECE YOU'VE MADE AND WHY? Making my sister's engagement ring was such a special experience for me. My soon to be brother-in-law is so creative, and he wanted to make her a piece that was truly one of a kind. I love how her ring turned out. It's totally non-traditional but very her. We used yellow gold, baguettes, and round diamonds to make a wide geometric band with lots of negative space. Underneath the ring, we added a symbol of two sine waves coming together. Josh has always loved the symbolism of two single waves coming together to make one stronger wave - what better metaphor for love?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIALS TO WORK WITH? I love antique and post consumer recycled diamonds. Making something beautiful without having to mine the earth is so important to me. While I can't always use post consumer stones, I do always use non-conflict diamonds recycled gold and platinum in all of my custom pieces.
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT: I wanted to keep the space as airy and bright as possible. I have a small sitting area, since I love hosting trunk shows, book clubs, and just wine and cheese parties in the space! Much like my jewellery style, the space is feminine, bright, and clean. For my office where I meet with clients, I wanted the focus to be on the diamonds and the jewellery. I'm lucky to have so much amazing natural light right here in Center City Philadelphia.