Do you have a piece of jewellery that is so effortless and so versatile that you reach for it over and over again?
Nicola Starks is a jewellery designer and maker whose collection comprises hammered circle chained necklaces, bracelets and ear studs in precious 18ct gold and sterling silver. The result is classical yet modern; youthful yet ageless. The metals are hammered, the finish is matt and rich and the patina of age and wear always adding, and never subtracting, from the piece.
I have worn a Nicola Starks necklace for over 13 years; it is a cornerstone of my jewellery collection and I reach for it day and evening. I like the way the light hits the individual discs which subtly move when I move. I like the fabric feel of the necklace in my hands and I like the simplicity of the piece which has the versatility to complement all clothes - patterned and block, casual and posh. For all it's simplicity, it's not withdrawn and shy, but confident.
Oh.. have I mentioned?.....because it suits almost everyone, Nicola's jewellery makes a wonderful gift. And I like the fact that the price is accessible and a terrific investment in cost-per-wear terms!
It is for all the above reasons, that my niece received a Nicola Starks bracelet for her 18th and my mother a necklace for her 80th; that I have gifted a piece to a friend in her 40s....and ....that her wonderful work is a cornerstone of the Woldstone collection. Prices for sterling silver start at £40 for ear studs, £100 for bracelets and £200 for necklaces . In 18ct gold, ear studs are from £130, bracelets from £525 and necklaces £1150.
Why not pop into the gallery to see Nicola's work or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire further; we will be delighted to help.