“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”

It felt fitting to title with a Walt quote. After 3 incredible years of working at The Walt Disney Company, last week I hung up my ears and walked past the giant crystal adorned Mickey which has greeted me every day and waved me goodbye every evening. I’ve created so many amazing memories that will stay with me forever and have been lucky enough to work with some hugely talented and dedicated people, who I have learnt loads from and formed great friendships with.

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Smashing time at the Indytute

Perfect to distract from the realties of the working week, make like a bull in the heart of Shoreditch and grab a china set to personalise with quirky and fun transfers. This class is straightforward enough to enjoy with a glass of wine, however do not be fooled! Faced with the decision of lips, birds, bugs, donkeys, cats, letters and more, the creative possibilities become endless and some how it feels like the choices you make here will carry severe life-shattering consequences…

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My Israel Experience

For years I’ve wanted to experience Israel first-hand and thanks to Taglit-Birthright I was able to start my adventure. Not only did I get to travel with a 40 strong group of amazing people from across the UK, US and Israel, who I now know as friends, but I also got to taste, see, smell and learn about an incredible country with a tapestry of history and stories which will stay with me forever. Hidden between it all were charming cultural lanes bursting with colour, amazing food and you guessed it… gems. So here’s my jewellery journey.

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Rockin’ Debut

I finally went to my first Rock, Gem and Bead show. Held in the famous Kempton Park Racecourse, my eyes were set to burst with the beauties that lie ahead, whilst my purse hid and silently quivered from within my bag. Luckily on hand was my genius gem tutor, Andrew. His top tip is to never buy something because of the value, but to buy because you love it. With that I was off, time to start my own collection…

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More than good; The Biennale

Yesterday I journied to one of London’s most iconic and luxurious destinations, Harrods, venturing in on the very last day of The Biennale exhibition. I had a one on one tour with a rouge lipped, immaculately dressed guide, who tested me on my gem knowledge as we discussed Dior’s pink sapphires, to an endearing tale of how the famous diamond marquise cut came to be…. during the eighteenth century in France, King Luis XV commissioned a diamond that would be cut to resemble the lips of his lover, Marquise de Pompadour. Her smile has been eternalised by a diamond cut for ever more. Quite lovely. Get me to the King!

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