Design is an expression of the self and is fundamental to anything that is made by man.
I believe William Morris was right when he said:
“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
When I design a piece of jewellery, whether it is for a specific person or not, I enter into the world of my imagination and am led by intuition and instinct. The originality of the idea is important but must be balanced with the practicality of it being not only an adornment, but also wearable.
I work in precious materials not because I like jewellery as a statement of a person’s wealth, but because precious metals and gem stones have always fascinated me, both visually and psychologically. For me, these materials hold a magical quality and essence.