What is your main source of inspiration as a designer?
I always find inspiration in abstract paintings for the bold use of colours and shapes. The natural world with all its diversity, modern architecture,fractals,even street fashion...all intrigue me and find a way to influence my work.
What is your favourite material to work with?
I love gold and silver but my biggest passion has always been stones. The endless variety of them is what makes me smile and dream.
If you had to choose three words to describe your jewellery, what would they be?
Colourful, playful and individualistic.
What led you to become a jewellery designer?
I grew up in a jewellers' family and played with jewellery the same way other children play with toys. For me jewellery is my passion and not just my profession. I love wearing them as much as making them.
Which is the piece you would most like to have kept for yourself and why?
If it was just one piece, it would have been an easy answer..I live and breath jewellery.
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