African Inspired Jewellery Layering

You know I’m a fan of encouraging you to create your own style, make your own statement and champion your own individuality. By the same reign, I want you to experiment with what works best for you when it comes to jewellery layering, because there is no one size fits...
Beautiful but Underrated – Ghana Glass Beads

Beautiful but Underrated – Ghana Glass Beads

“What stones are these?” she asks with curiosity as she examines the luscious green beads. “They’re actually Ghanaian glass beads” I answer. She’s initially thrown off by my answer, but as I proceed to explain how they are made and their significance, her expression...

Interview with The Designers Studio

‘Each piece tells a story…The cultures that inspire it…and the beauty captured by it’. Despite her successful legal career, founder and creator Shikha Vincent, found an avenue to combine her wanderlust spirit and her inventive fervidness to craft jewelry that goes...
5 Tips for Travelling with Your Jewellery

5 Tips for Travelling with Your Jewellery

Summer is here which probably means you have travel plans lined up, even if it’s for a long weekend getaway. I’ll be going overseas for a wedding, and like you, I’ll be carrying some of my favourite accessories with me, not just to glam up for the various functions,...
Have You Tuned into Your Zen Lately?

Have You Tuned into Your Zen Lately?

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”  Buddha We’re all guilty of it. We know that taking time out to reconnect with our inner being or zen is important, whether it be through yoga, meditation, or even just some quiet time to focus on the present. But how...
Ever Wonder About the Origin of Adornment?

Ever Wonder About the Origin of Adornment?

“The impulse for personal adornment is hard to stamp out.” Virginia Postrel Did you know that the earliest form of adornment originated in Africa? While this may not necessarily take you by surprise, a lesser-known fact is that the material it comprised of...
What do Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu have in common?

What do Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu have in common?

Samarra, Turkana and Timbuktu… places vaguely familiar that tend to conjure up images of distant lands. But that’s not all that they have in common. Each happens to be a World Heritage Site, as well as the namesake of some of my collections. So in honour of the...
Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

I almost got fooled when I first saw the glittering gold rock. The Christmas craft market didn’t seem like the type of venue where they’d be selling hunks of gold. The stall vendor read the perplexed expression on my face and politely interrupted my thoughts, “It’s...
My Jewellery Story

My Jewellery Story

In honour of World Wildlife Day and World Book Day on 3 March, I’d like to take this opportunity to share the origins of my jewellery story. You may be wondering how exactly these are connected. What many people don’t know is that while I’ve always marvelled at the...