meet the maker
Founder of Wise Fig Jewellery, designer and maker
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.
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, which I have recently finished, and which I was successful in achieving the CertGA (Certificate in Gemmology) status (with an A!!). I have now moved onto the Diploma in Gemmology, working towards the FGA (Fellow of the Gemmological Association) status. 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.
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