Gemstones, diamonds and precious metals: jewellery is born of nature’s finest handiwork It’s unsurprising, then, that it carries an intrinsic emotional value too It’s not only the act of buying, receiving or wearing jewellery that invests a particular piece with meaning – jewels are charged with their designers’ experiences and values, too.
“It’s important to have a personal relationship with the people or stores that are buying my jewellery,” muses Danish designer Sophie Bille Brahe “If I made it, I want to make sure it has a good life when it leaves my office.” Thus, jewellery is where personal stories, luxury and traditional craftsmanship intertwine, and any aspiring designer needs to have a handle on a broad mix of artistic, technical and commercial skills Want to know what it takes? Vogue speaks to six industry leaders for a step-by-step guide to becoming a jewellery designer What does a jewellery designer do? The. More