Talented UK designers showcase creations at INHORGENTA MUNICH
MUNICH, February 25, 2013 – Talented UK designers showcased their latest creations with inspiration ranging from clocks and watches to organic Nature, and a fair deal for artisanal miners, at the INHORGENTA MUNICH trade fair.
The UK designers were gathered in Hall C2, where Clarice Price Thomas, the daughter of a watch and clock maker, presented her selection of jewels inspired by clocks and watches, in sterling silver plated with 18-karat yellow gold.
“I was brought up surrounded by clocks – opening up drawers full of watch parts when I was a little girl, so I have taken inspiration from that to create my debut collection,” she said.
Ros Millar’s silver jewellery pieces were inspired by organic Nature, featuring cuttlefish bone casting at accessible price points, including wedding bands.
“My pieces are organically inspired,” she said. “I grew up by the coast in Northern Ireland. I was around the sea.”
London-based Anna Loucah presented pieces in Fairtrade gold, with a standout ring made in both Fairtrade gold and Fairtrade Silver.
“Fairtrade is a trusted standard of traceability,” Loucah told Jewellery Outlook.
“Fairtrade has a clear message to engage people.”
Fairtrade gold can be traced from mine to finger, and guarantees a premium to poor artisanal miners in certain locations.