Posted on April 09, 2021
The Cotswolds is home to a number of artisans and creatives, mastering their skills among the gorgeous Wolds and taking inspiration from their wild surroundings. This week we’re sharing a number of jewellery designers that craft from their workshops in The Cotswolds everything from modern jewellery to beautiful, vintage-inspired pieces.
Image credit: Lilia Nash Jewellery
Lilia Nash takes inspiration from nature and modern life when designing her jewellery and is passionate about sourcing only the best and most ethical materials for her work. All of her gemstones are ethically-sourced or Fairtrade, selected personally, paying close attention to quality, clarity and uniqueness.
The diamonds she uses are conflict-free and the precious metals are from recycled sources with no mined gold used to create her timeless jewellery.
Combing organic flow and contemporary lines, each beautiful piece of jewellery is handmade by Lilia using traditional techniques with many items being totally unique and not repeated.
To explore Lilia's collection of jewellery, browse her website here.
Image credit: Walter Bull & Son
Established in The Cotswolds for over 200 years, Walter & Son is a fifth generation luxury family jewellers, renowned for selling modern jewellery and bespoke designs from their shop in Cirencester.
For those looking for something really special, the jewellers also specialise in curating a unique collection of antique and period jewellery, from ornate pendants and rings to classic pocket watches.
With 200 years experience under the roof, Walter Bull & Son have the expert knowledge and skilled tradespeople to undertake full repair and restoration services, including specialist techniques such as pearl-stringing, stone repairs, as well as timepiece servicing.
With shops opening up again next week, perhaps add Walter Bull & Son to your “to visit” list, even if it’s to admire their gorgeous collection of period jewellery. Find out more on their website.
Image credit: Taylor Black Jewellery
Philippa Taylor is the face behind Taylor Black Jewellery, and she mastered her craft in London’s historic jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden before opening a boutique in Tetbury. Here in a 18th century Georgian shophouse, Philippa designs and makes her delicate, fine jewellery from silver and gold.
Philippa’s designs are beautifully minimalistic, designed with a sense of eternal style that you could cherish and wear your favourite pieces for years and years to come.
Discover her gorgeous jewellery on the Taylor Black online store. Philippa also undertakes commissions for custom works of art if you’re after something truly unique.
Image credit: Anne Michelle Jewellery
Anne-Michelle began her career as a jewellery designer in Cape Town, South Africa. She launched her brand Antique Fusion Jewellery in 2007 and became renowned for her vintage-inspired designs with a particular focus on bespoke pieces.
With now over 12 years experience and living in the UK, Anne-Michelle runs her home-based jewellery studio in The Cotswolds. She draws inspiration from the abundant natural beauty of the area and passionately handcrafts each piece creating delicate details. From tiny leaves to flowing lines, these dainty details are an important theme throughout her ranges of sterling silver and gold jewellery.
Whether you’re looking for something special that’s vintage or nature-inspired, discover Anne-Michelle’s jewellery online here.
Image credit: Lottie Jewellery
Lottie grew up in the world of jewellery and for this reason every piece she creates is born from a real passion for her craft. Living above her family’s jewellery workshop, The Goldsmithy in Broadway, from a young age Lottie has been fascinated by designing and making jewellery. Lottie’s mum is also a gemmologist and that inspired her love of sourcing unique stones which can be made into delicate, contemporary pieces of jewellery to be treasured.
Today Lottie works from her family workshop at The Goldsmithy, where each piece of striking, feminine jewellery is designed, made and finished. She loves making pieces which are personal and is always happy to take on commissions and design pieces to fit each customer’s brief and budget.
Discover Lottie’s jewellery and get in touch on her website.
Image credit: Lorna Grace Jewellery
Describing the art of jewellery as the perfect combination of art and science, Lorna Grace breathes new life into the world of jewellery design.
She’s not only professionally trained in silversmithing and jewellery but her curiosity for the natural world encouraged her to also study diamond grading and gemmology. This allows Lorna to identify high quality diamonds and gemstones to use in her pieces and also take great care in sourcing only sustainably-mined gemstones and Fairtrade or eco silver and gold.
Each of her collections is inspired by the world we live in, from human culture to natural history. Lorna designs, crafts and finishes every single piece of jewellery using techniques that descend from thousands of years of artisan jewellery craft, and her love and concern for the environment remains at the forefront of her work.
From the materials used to make the jewellery, to posting your gifts, every step of the way is ethically sourced. Discover Lorna Grace's collections here.