I always know when I have found a really good gemstone, because my mouth begins to water, just like a child looking into the window of a sweetshop, and this is where the design for a new piece of jewellery begins.
Each piece is built around its own gem or mineral which is why each design is so different from the next.
And although the styles make look so different there are many similarities. Most pieces have layers which are riveted together. Silver pieces have highlights of gold which may be matt or highly polished, or diamonds may sparkle out to mimic the sparkle of the gemstone.