BRANCH ON THE PARK

Semi Precious Handmade Gemstone Rings

Semi Precious Handmade Gemstone Rings

We head to East London to catch up with Julia Cook, goldsmith and founder of Branch On the Park. — BranchonThePark.co.uk
 
What are you listening to right now? Fever to the form by Nick Mulvey, though my absolute favorite song is Weird fishes by Radiohead.
 
What's one piece of jewelry you never leave home without? I’m a magpie and can never have just one piece. I always wear on each ring finger a stack of three gold rings, one hand a rose cut diamond, lilac sapphire and circle of black diamonds, the other hand a large green sapphire, dark green tourmaline and grey diamond. Most of them are from my Courtesan ring collection.
If I ever forget to put these on, I feel lost and a big part of me is missing. Looking at them makes me very happy every day!
 
If you had to choose, would it be gold or silver? Always gold as its color is amazing and it warms and enriches any stone it sets.
 
What's one thing people would never guess about you? As a child my sisters and I were made to work in my father’s butchers and carry from the huge fridges everybody's Christmas turkey.
Now I have my own jewelry store, I understand why my father needed so much extra help at Christmas, it's turkeys and not jewelry, but they are all needed for the same date!
 
"Priceless" to you means... Priceless to me means something that is irreplaceable and loved very much, whether its a pebble from the beach given to you from a memorable holiday, a painting from your son or daughter, your dog and of course my lovely husband! Family, love and happiness.