Can you tell me a bit about your background and how you ended up working with vintage jewellery?
My background is in the arts, I studied at Central Saint Martins and began my career as a painter and curator. I found my way to Sotheby’s where I worked in the jewellery department while studying gemmology. This is where I had the pleasure of handling rare and extraordinary jewels from jewellery houses and private collections. This is definitely where my love of vintage Cartier came from! After running two boutiques in the West End specialising in vintage and Antique jewellery, I decided to found my own company Eartha Fine Jewels, celebrating fabulous jewellery with sustainability in mind.
What is it about vintage fine jewellery that drew you in?
Definitely the craftsmanship and the story behind the designs. These pieces are rare, often one of a kind and a really special way to express your individuality.
Any specific eras you are attracted to?
I absolutely love Art Deco and Victorian jewellery for their ingenious designs. It is impossible not to fall in love with a tiara that can be dismantled and worn as a pair of earrings, necklace and a brooch!
What do you look for and how do you select pieces?
I select pieces based on quality craftsmanship, design and what I love to wear. Something that appeals to the woman on the go who wants really stylish, wearable pieces from day to night - with an element of fun. This is the point of jewellery for me, to express your personality and build a collection of iconic pieces.