Nicola Appleby

Nicola Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

PO Box 6130 Thatcham

Biography:

I have over 25 years experience in designing and making jewellery, both as one-off pieces and for mass production. I trained at the Sir John Cass College, London and now specialize in producing timeless jewellery in gold, diamonds, precious stones and pearls. I like ornamental jewellery that flatters the wearer, emphasizing their feeling of self, and acting as symbols of their beliefs, both cultural and spiritual. My work is design led, influenced by the natural environment around me. I have been fortunate to have lived in various beautiful and diverse countries. These experiences have accumulated, and the result is evident in my present range. I tend to use flowing lines and organic forms, which, to my mind, suit the rounded, three-dimensional human form, as opposed to more structured architectural shapes. I am fascinated by different textures and love the contrast produced by combining high polish and texture on gold.

Specialist Techniques:

Casting Master pattern making Textures and finishes Wax modelling

Awards:

1991 De Beers Diamond International Awards Finalist 1992 Selected Designer for 'Glorious Gifts of Gold' World Gold Council Christmas Jewellery Promotion 2000 Finalist 'Gold Virtuosi 2000' World Gold Council's International Jewellery Design Awards 2002 Finalist in the 'Gold Virtuosi 2002' World Gold Council's International Gold Jewellery Design Awards.

Education:

Jewellery Degree Course, Sir John Cass College Worked with Roger Milner King, London

Exhibitions:

Exhibitions December 2006: Hallidays Christmas Exhibition Hallidays Uk LTD The Old College Dorchester-on-Thames 2001 Birmingham Spring Fair, The British Jewellers Arcade, Birmingham, England 'Evocative Gold - A Renaissance', The World Gold Council's International Gold Jewellery Promotion Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England


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    18ct white gold Blue Topaz ring

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    Matching Engagement Rings

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    Engagement ring

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    Kyanite bead necklace

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    Twisted 18ct yellow and white gold rings

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    Pink Tourmaline 18ct gold ring,

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    Princess cut diamond ring

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    Starburst Ring

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