My Hope collection is inspired by new beginnings. The spinel gemstones are cut in the form of a flower, inspired by a design originally cut by Marco Voltolini. They represent the blossoming of a new season, and the reawakening of the Earth after the winter. The sterling silver settings support the blossoming gems, providing protection from outside threats, while maximising the display of their beautiful muted pastel colours.

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Although the original inspiration for this collection was the feeling of hope coming from the emergence of new life in spring, this design has come to represent much more to me. The timing of the development and release of this collection coincided with the reawakening of UK society following multiple lockdowns in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. This resonated strongly with the sentiment behind the collection; the gemstone flowers reflecting the cautious reawakening of society and our lives restarting, the solidity of the silver setting symbolizing the protective umbrella of vaccination. The collection gives me hope for our future with a new appreciation of what it will be to live the lives we had previously taken for granted.

The ethically sourced spinel gemstones at the centre of the collection have been individually cut from their rough form by me, and are beautifully displayed in handmade settings made from recycled sterling silver. The frosted finish on the silver reflects the detail on the gemstones, enhancing their beauty. 

This is a limited collection. Each of the pieces that is displayed on my website is a one off, as the nature of gem cutting meaning that no two gems are the same. Because of this, once they are gone they are gone. 

 Which one is destined for you?