From an early age, Neil had always been interested in nature and the great outdoors. Lucky enough to grow up in South Africa and be surrounded by nature and the bush it’s fair to say that Africa is in his blood. Regular holidays in Zimbabwe and Zambia have kept his love of the bush alive and he uses this inspiration to create the beautiful pieces of jewellery in his workshop in Johannesburg.
After having finished his apprenticeship early he then spent several years working under the renowned jewellery Kai Schmidt. His desire to travel and experience life while furthering his jewellery career then took him to London where he became a Qualified Gemologist through the GIA. Work experience at the luxury jewellery houses DeBeers and Tiffany & Co enhanced Neil’s skill and appreciation for fine jewellery.
After meeting his wife Heather while in London, his desire to return home to South Africa and create his own exclusive jewellery was born. Heather has also worked within the luxury goods industry in New York and Paris for companies Bvglari, DeBeers and Asprey and shared the dream of creating their own company.
All of the original designs manufactured in his workshop are handcrafted by himself and a team of highly skilled jewellers. Rather than working in wax, each original piece is created out of silver to achieve the attention to detail that Neil prides himself on. Each piece is then finished with exacting attention to detail and as each piece is hand finished no two pieces will ever be the same.