Posted on November 07 2017
Spectacular 'Claudette' amethyst crystal statement necklace £1250
Simon Harrison was born in Nottingham into a family that gave space for his creative explorations, even when it resulted in a coloured wool wrapped Christmas tree draped in his mother's jewellery, at aged five.
The merging of his creative ideas with the necessary cultural, commercial and technical elements to build a strong brand, developed over many years.
A Degree in Industrial Design, time spent working with avant-garde jeweller Charles de Temple and clothes designer Jean Muir and later involvement in International Product Development for Swarovski Crystal were just a few of the building blocks that led to Simon's work with Galliano and Vivienne Westwood (amongst many, many others) and the development of his own label.
Spectacular 'Amphitrite' statement Cuff £495
His jewellery is akin to 3-dimensional illustrations to the stories that have inspired his life. Being in the Borough workshop and seeing the journey he and his team undertake to bring one of his designs from the proverbial drawing board to actuality is seeing a unit of passionate and committed, highly skilled people working together to incredible effect.
Simon Harrison bracelet from the 'Bear' Collection. Inspired by Robert Southey's 1837 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and also a cheeky play on the bearskin rug that may have decorated the floor of a Victorian Parlour. The creation of this piece took over a year to complete.
Another detail that even further lifts Simon in my esteem is his company's support of The Tigray Trust, a Charity to help make lives sustainable in Tigray, Ethiopia.
Now it's time for me to stop talking and let some images of Simon Harrison's wonderful work take centre stage!
Extraordinary 'Electra' hand enamelled fish necklace £495
Exquisitely articulated Limited Edition 'Snake' Necklace £1495
Closeup of the ice blue enamelled & crystal 'Coral' Necklace £495
Red Enamel & Crystal Gold 'Coral' Ring £150
Simon's jewellery collections are available in my shop in Bath. Please don't hesitate to call or message me for further information and images of other pieces in the collections. There are lots of fabulous earrings and rings available too........Pop into my jewellery emporium in Bath.