MING_Jewellery

MING

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Ming 108 Talbot Road London w11 1JR

Biography:

Ming designs bespoke jewellery and themed collections.  She combines her artistic instinct with a vigorous training and is uniquely qualified as a designer, skilled jeweller, gemmologist and diamond appraiser. Ming believes that the beauty of jewellery goes all the way through it, from its aesthetic allure to its construction. She combines a love of traditional techniques with a desire to push at the boundaries of technical possibility. Her jewellery is handmade with craftsmanship, precious metal and gemstones of the finest quality. Ming’s obsession with jewellery began in 1994 when she underwent an apprenticeship in Jaipur, Rajasthan; a hub of jewellery making for centuries.  Here she worked alongside jewellers who taught her the science and art of their craftsmanship and sorted precious and semi-precious gems for meticulous dealers.  She grew to know and adore stones – not only their unique beauty and physical properties, but the stories and cultural symbolism that surround them.  She has been self-employed since 1994 and founded her company ‘Ming’ in 1998.In September 2007 Ming opened her first shop inspired by the made-to-measure salons that came to prominence at the turn of the twentieth century. It is built around the concept of an atelier with a showroom, private meeting room and workshop in one.

Specialist Techniques:

CarvingEnamellingEngravingFine Jewellery MountingIntricate PiercingTraditional Pavé, Channel and Claw SettingUnusual Coloured Stones

Awards:

2007Selected to be part of ‘Courvoisier The Future 500’, a network of the ‘500 best and most brilliant upcoming talents in the UK’.1999Awarded Certificate of Merit by British Jewellers’ AssociationAwarded Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of  Goldsmiths

Education:

2005 Gem Diamond Diploma, Gemmological Association of Great Britain2004 Gem Identification, Gemmological Institute of America1999-2000 City & Guilds in Precious Stone Setting and Engraving, London Guildhall University. (Also short courses in Platinum and Fine Jewellery.)1996-1999 BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, John Cass, London Guildhall University.Training / Apprenticeship1994-1996 Apprenticeship in India and Sri Lanka with jewellers and gem dealers.


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