And everything else

Just my style

Whether you’re designing a meal, a tower block, or a ring, your inspiration has to come from somewhere and finding the source of this inspiration is really interesting. Take this little vine ring, for example.  All the way back in 1978 Polly was making beautiful pieces in 18ct gold with heavenly and precious gems. Our parents were living in Italy …

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Anything goes…

A very clever little magpie niece of mine in Kenya (also a Polly Gasston!) inspired my next idea for research because she takes full advantage of the wonderful tropical wood at her disposal and makes interesting, wearable and unique jewellery with it, and it made me think about what people were using for jewellery before the discovery and passion for …

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As good as gold

In 2012, the year of the Queen’s diamond jubilee and the year the Olympics were held in London, Polly was commissioned by the World Gold Council to make a wreath.  This was a dream come true because she’d always wanted to make one, but as they’re not the hottest selling item in the jewellery world, she’d never had a reason …

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Ah, Men!

I was prompted to look into the phenomenon of men and jewellery because in a book I’m reading that’s set in ancient Rome, four rings were taken from the hand of a dead senator and dropped in the Tiber (getting rid of identifying objects, of course…). All through the book I read that the Emperor wore a wreath and a …

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