Today I am delighted to spotlight on the chic, understated, and elegant fine jewellery of Nikki Stark Jewellery.
Nikki creates unique commissioned pieces, gifts and wedding jewellery from her base in South West London.
I hand over to Nikki to tell you all about her beautiful work.
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Nikki, a jewellery designer maker from Surrey. I make simple, elegant jewellery by hand using traditional techniques.
When and why did you start your Company?
I have been making jewellery for about 10 years, and started selling my designs 3 years ago.
There was a lot of focus in the jewellery market on dramatic statement pieces, huge sparkly gems and a thin veneer of bright yellow gold.
As much as I love looking at these pieces I have found that they just aren’t what I wear.
So my focus then, and now is on creating elegant wearable jewellery in quality materials. The pieces are simple but it’s your choice of how you wear and combine them that makes them unique.
The style of the pieces is contemporary but the scale is vintage inspired.
These are the pieces you can wear every day, that can become part of your personal look and style, your own story.
I also often make pieces to sit with older family rings or vintage pieces, creating a unique look for the wearer.
What inspires you?
I love the process of making and a lot of my designs have come out of experiments.
I also create commissions for people and some of my most popular designs started as special requests for specific people.
I also love looking at all different kinds of jewellery, vintage and modern to get new ideas.
Do trends influence your work?
I do look at jewellery trends, and some of my work is influenced by this, but I also love to look at vintage jewellery and take inspiration from these pieces.
I also focus on creating pieces which are suitable for long term and are easy to wear, some of the current trends are quite high maintenance and that isn’t really me, something can be beautiful and practical.
What is your greatest achievement?
I make a lot of wedding rings and these have become a larger and larger part of my business over the last couple of years.
I offer a range of designs from very classic to more contemporary in a wide variety of metals and sizes.
As the choice of a ring can be a considerable investment, I aim to provide as much information as possible to help with the many decisions which need to be made.
The options for metals, weights and gemstones in a lot of these pieces are truly endless/
Creating these is always lovely as the pieces symbolise something so wonderful, and that in itself being part of someones history is special..
I also made an engagement ring in secret for a close friend, and keeping the secret was a seriously big achievement for me.
What do you see as the future of your Company?
I am working on some new cast rings, and expanding my range of stone set rings. I also have a new necklace design coming very soon.
Thank you so much to Nikki for sharing her story and telling us about her beautiful fine jewellery.
I’m the proud owner of one Nikkis pretty skinny rings.
I love how beautifully simple and delicate the designs are.
Sometimes you just want your accessories to be uncomplicated, and these pretties are fuss free and elegant.
For the Bride who likes something beautiful but simple these are perfect.
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