Can you describe your different collections?
First is the permanent collection of models that are always available. Then I do half-customised orders, meaning an adaptation of an existing model. And finally, there are true custom-made pieces, the result of my own creative work in discussion with the client’s desires.
Do you remember one of your first successes?
Yes, a ring I made called Mon Coeur. We were required to make a ring for class, and I had a minor revelation in the way that I could master and transform the shape. I understood the potential of the wax carving method, and what I could do with it.
© Christopher Jeney
What inspires you?
Everything! I’m a real sponge: architecture, emotions, humans. So many things. I love science fiction, the future, pure lines and minimalism. What’s important for me is that all my designs have a certain harmony, that they remain recognisably mine.
Is there a philosophy behind your work?
I feel very strongly that the gemstone should work in service to the jewellery design – I’m not interested in using diamonds just to use diamonds. What I want is for each gem to be meaningful, and that it is meaningfully integrated into the piece of jewellery.