Wise Fig Jewellery
Helping you to choose the best, without it costing the Earth……
About Wise Fig Jewellery
Wise Fig Jewellery was born out of necessity when I realised my jewellery making habit was getting rather out of control. Since those slightly confused initial days it has found its identity, and grown from strength to strength. Named after my two daughters (Sophie and Beth in case you are wondering, not Wise and Fig), it now focuses on individual, handmade pieces crafted from precious metals, and centred around gorgeous gemstones. Most recently I have introduced artisan-cut gemstones into the mix, giving my jewellery true individuality.
I am a big believer that we need to give back more than we take, and as such am striving to make Wise Fig Jewellery as eco-friendly and sustainable as I can. I strongly support using ethically mined and traceable gemstones, recycled metals, and sustainable packaging. Within my workshop I reuse and recycle materials where possible, and minimise use of harmful materials in the making process.
My journey to making jewellery is a little unusual. I started my working life by training and working as a doctor, then specialising as an eye surgeon. After a few years at the top, while looking for a bit of “me time” alongside my busy job and frantic family life, I stumbled upon a silver jewellery making course, and was immediately hooked! After putting together a small workshop at home I was able to start honing my skills, and working out what sort of jewellery suited me.
As my abilities grew, it quickly became evident that my previous career had furnished me with many of the skills I required as a jeweller: precision, problem solving, perseverance, and patience. I am finding my style and path, but am not afraid of trying new approaches which makes life great fun.
Along the way I have also developed a fascination with the beautiful gemstones I have come across. I was hungry to learn more, and signed up for the Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s Foundation course in Gemmology, closely followed by their Diploma in Gemmology (which I passed with merit!). This qualification gives me the right to use FGA (Fellow of the Gemmological Association) status. I am currently signed up for one of their diamond courses….. The more I learn, the more enthralled I get with the amazing selection of gems out there, and the more I want to pass that appreciation onto my customers.
I was lucky enough to travel to Bangkok recently to learn to cut gemstones, which I loved! I have now started cutting my own gemstones in my workshop, and plan to introduce a range of individually designed, artisan-cut stones into my work.
Come and see what I have been up to……. SHOP NOW
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