Delving into my design and research for the Vow collection of richly textured, ancient-inspired adornments and alternative wedding rings, I have become increasingly captivated by the enduring nature of the jewels we wear, and the ability of fine jewellery to transcend time, serving as a link between past, present and future.
Fine jewellery can act as a tangible reminder of significant moments in our lives. It becomes a symbol of love, achievement, or personal growth. As time passes, these pieces gain sentimental value, becoming cherished mementos that carry the weight of our experiences, and I believe that both the marks of making and the marks of time feed into a piece's allure.
My latest photoshoot was set in the grounds of the darkly romantic Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, once the ancestral home of the wildest of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. The evocative shapes and textures of the Vow collection were reflected in the weathered stones of the dramatic gothic architecture.
I often come here with my sketchbook and camera for inspiration and escapism, so I loved floating around amongst the ghosts of the old Romantics for this shoot. Explore more of this dark-academia haven and see how the understated treasures from the Vow collection both blend in and stand out so beautifully - jewellery that endures.
Photography credit: Magda Kuczmik, Fabula Images.