London-based jeweler Pippa Small believes that every stone has a story to tell.
In her handmade fine jewelry, she lets these stories take center stage – each a unique imprint of the stone’s place of origin, such as fiery Brazilian kyanite or dulcet Pakistani aquamarine.
Her charms feel distinctive and personal, as if they were specially crafted for the wearer and the wearer alone.
A classically-trained anthropologist, Pippa’s designs are inspired by her lifelong passion for travel and the cultures she has learned from along the way. A pebbled gold “cardamom” pod hangs from several of her pieces, a nod to her time spent working alongside the traditional goldsmiths of Rajasthan.
Of special note is Pippa’s use of precious metals – an 18K or 22K gold that envelops her stones in a halo of warmth. A champion of ethical sustainability in fine jewelry, she uses a combination of fairmined and recycled gold to craft each piece.
“I believe the perfect piece of jewellery is a personal one. It’s a piece that is imbued with memory, association, pleasure, with a place perhaps, hopefully bringing emotive connections for future generations to come.”
— Pippa Small