Many of our favourite jewellery designers are women, so to show our support for International Women’s Day, which took place earlier this month, we are focussing on three of our most popular jewellery makers. At Amulet our eclectic jewellery collections reflect the diversity and individuality of our customers.
Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir
After studying goldsmithing at different institutes in Scandinavia, Guðbjörg ran workshops for a few years. She opened her first store in Reykjavik, and the funky jewellery brand Aurum was founded.
Guðbjörg’s handmade silver designs have been featured in Time Out, Elle, British Vogue and more. It is no wonder that Aurum has made its impact on the fashion world with its unique designs being inspired by beautiful Icelandic nature. The brand also carries an ecological attitude since only recycled silver is used.
Ana Verdun was born and raised in Latin America. She cut her teeth on jewellery making in Venezuela,in the mountains of Caracas, where she worked with local craftsmen. Her formal training continued in Lima, Peru developing her skills in classical jewellery before relocating to Barcelona.
Ana’s skills have been developed internationally, and this is reflected by her global following. Some loyal devotees include Vanessa Feltz, Oscar nominee Diane Lane, and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Ana’s work reflects the inspirational processes drawn from the natural world, to create textured jewellery. She is also drawn to the Greco Roman period and strives to create a historical finish using hand beaten silver, often finished with gold detailing as if her pieces are un-earthed archaeological finds.
Closer to home is Kimberley Selwood, a local girl from Buckinghamshire who turned her craft into a career at college. Her designs are worn by thousands as she has her own range and has developed a contemporary range for Jersey Pearl.
Since graduating from Buckinghamshire New University and receiving ‘New Designers Award’ for jewellery, Kimberley has grown her own business, and worked both nationally and internationally. It is no wonder that her exquisite work is so loved with it’s classic beauty.