The Rock Vault is a jewelry initiative founded by British designer Stephen Webster and the British Fashion Council to promote Britain’s most innovative fine jewelry talent. Curated by Webster, the Rock Vault British jewelry designers showcase gives emerging London-based jewelry makers the opportunity to grow their businesses through exposure to UK and international media and retailers.
The latest Rock Vault winners are CompletedWorks, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Ruifier, and Ana de Costa. They recently joined previous winners Beth Gilmour, Jacqueline Cullen, Ornella Iannuzzi, Shimell & Madden, and Yunus & Eliza at London Fashion Week, and the Couture Las Vegas jewelry show. Congratulations to all!
Rachel Boston graduated from London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York. Since her brand’s launch, she has been nominated for New Designer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards, named by Elle and Harper’s Bazaar as a “designer you need to know,” and featured as a NEXGEM in the Hot 100 Awards by Professional Jeweller magazine. Boston’s jewelry has attracted a following of celebrities including Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, FKA Twigs, Ellie Goulding, Zayn Malik, and Jourdan Dunn.
CompletedWorks is a London-based fine jewelry brand founded in 2013 by siblings Mark and Anna Jewsbury. The brand’s signature pieces feature rare marbles, carved and sculptured by hand. CompletedWorks’ avant-garde designs have been noted by magazines like Vogue, W, Interview, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar and were recently auctioned in a contemporary designer sale at Christie’s New York.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lily Kamper founded her fine jewelry label based on unusual material combinations and designs that embody modern luxury. Her pieces are created from 18K gold, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and solid marble columns. Each bespoke piece is hand made in London’s Hatton Garden jewelry district, including a collection of engagement rings and wedding rings.
After graduating from Central St. Martin’s, Rachel Shaw founded Ruifier Fine Jewellery in London. The Ruifier brand is made up of two halves representing different sides of Shaw’s inspiration. Her Ruifier London line takes its themes from her many travels, from graphic city skylines to natural landscapes. The Ruifier Visage line shows a more playful side of Shaw’s personality, a fine jewelry collection featuring smiling faces.
Sources: BritishFashionCouncil.com; NationalJeweler.com
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