BEJEWELED: ELLIE AIR

Designer: Lauren Rowden | EllieAir.co.uk

Describe your designs in three words: Minimal. Classic. Timeless.

How did you get started in the jewelry industry? It was quite accidental. I left school, didn’t want to go to university and so got a job in a jewelry shop. I fell in love with gemology and the traditional craft, and the owner mentored me through an apprenticeship for a few years.

What materials do you most like to work with? I love gemstones, and would put them in every design if I could. I love working in 18ct gold too, it’s fun to work with and finishes up so well.

What’s one thing jewelry design has taught you about life? You can achieve anything if you are truly passionate about it; that passion seeps into everything you do and make.

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment to date? I think that every piece I’ve ever made takes it’s own place in my list of accomplishments. I have been selected for this year’s New Designer of the Year Award, and last year won the Adorn Insight Award 2015.

What’s one thing people would never guess about you? I studied in Florence, Italy.

Priceless means: Time and love.