Influenced by her childhood: Laura Gravestock
Who we are is because of all our personal experiences, memories and surroundings. Some are still finding themselves, while others clearly know who they are. Laura Gravestock, like many of us, went on a path of self-discovery.
Having explored and experimented in fashion for several years, Laura finally found herself succumbing to her obsession for jewellery. Her journey began at London’s City Lit where she studied jewellery design. The knowledge she gained there, she went on to use in her apprenticeships before beginning her own designs in her studio in Shoreditch, East London, for the past two years.
Instead of trying to be someone she isn’t, Laura chose to work with her memories of her travels while growing up. “Inspired by memories of light playing on the intricate latticework that surrounded her, she grew up amongst the diverse architecture and cultures of the Middle East and rural Spain.”
This delightful ring called The Promise Lattice Ring is filled with elegance. You can wear it alone or combine it with the other Promise rings in the collection. It is gold-plated silver and costs £135. This collection reminds me of Moroccan lanterns and tapestry. Take a look at these matching earrings, a very trendy look for the office or your first date.
Her collection, Majestic, says it all. It looks trés royale with all the bead-like elements on the shank of the ring. The finishing touch is the setting that resembles a crown. The stones can be chosen between citrine, amethyst, garnet, blue topaz, and rose quartz.
The Written Triple Heart Necklace with green onyx, costing £49, comes from her Written collection. It’s all about putting a subtle message out there. It is a very modest piece of jewellery, which can be worn at all times and is easy to match with your outfit for the day. This is, of course, available in other colours and with various messages.
If her present collections are not what you are looking for, you can always contact Laura for a commission. This Skull Bracelet was inspired by the artist David Shrigley and a request by a client. Feel free to drop her a line and see if your idea comes alive.
This talented young lady actively participates in exhibitions around the country. Her creations were recently shown in The Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion at Treasure London at the Somerset House in June. The next one to view her creations at is the International Jewellery London 2012 show at Earls Court in September. If you cannot wait till then, click here.
Photos: Courtesy of Laura Gravestock