I am Lorna Grace Jewellery. I design, CAD, make and finish all of the pieces you have seen on this website. My work often tells a story, this is because of my love of educating myself and research. My passion for the environment comes through all of my designs, and I want to share this with all of you.
I am currently studying the Design for Industry (DFI) course at Birmingham School of Jewellery, having completed the HND course in Jewellery and Silversmithing. After doing an art foundation course I found that my passion lay within jewellery, and I’ve been enjoying it everyday since. Making jewellery comes with it’s difficulties, but I find that it’s a great way of testing my problem solving skills. For me jewellery is the perfect combination of art and science. I feel that I have a natural talent for manipulating shapes within design work to create an aesthetically pleasing piece of work, and I find the whole process really rewarding. However, when it comes to making, it has taken a lot of practice to put my designed ideas into my physical work.
I have bench work and design skills in Jewellery and silversmithing, with an extensive knowledge of Gemstones and their uses. I have also completed an FGA in gemmology, and currently studying for my DGA in diamond grading.
My brand is only just beginning and I can already tell there will be people out there as passionate about eco jewellery as I am. I feel that it is our responsibility as jewellers to be transparent about where we source everything. I currently only buy sustainably mined gemstones and fairtrade or eco-silver and gold. I feel I can always do better, and in the future I plan to see the mines my gems come from, recycle my own gold, and promote the use of synthetic gems as much as possible. It will be a long journey ahead to becoming the jewellery company I would be proud of, but it starts here.