Continuing with my British jewelry designer obsession I’ve been having lately, Hattie Rickards is one that cannot be left out of my favorites list! With 12 years of experience designing, it is completely accurate to describe her as a celebrated vision in jewelry design. She has worked with Kara Ross NY, Francesca Amphitheatroff, and Solange Azagury Partridge. I find it incredibly inspiring that in 2010, Hattie was commissioned by Made Jewellery to go out to their workshops in Nairobi and design 70 pieces out of recycled brass!
color, nature, kinetic energy, idea of connection
Hattie Rickards recently added custom jewelry to her line of work, after much demand. She enjoys designing engagement rings for clients, especially catering to them by meeting face-to-face, asking questions, extracting details and putting together a personal reflection of the wearer. Hattie hand-sketches multiple design ideas and meets with the client before a final design is chosen. Above are several photos of commissioned pieces she has done for clients.
I am incredibly obsessed with her Flip Octo ring in her GEO collection. The ring was beautifully snapped by In Detail blog and it features ruby, blue sapphire, tsavorite garnet, blue topaz, mandarin garnet, amethyst, and yellow sapphire. The center octagon pieces flips and it is all done in 18k yellow gold–that is, fairtrade ecological yellow gold, a specialty of Hattie’s.