Scottish jeweller Lucie Hunter explores the relationship people have with their surroundings, specifically the Scottish landscape. We have an innate affinity with the land we live on and have always taken pieces of it as mementos and wearing them as talismans.
The shoreline of Iona and the basalt columns of majestic Isle of Staffa provide the inspiration for her current designs. The hexagonal columns are formed when lava cools and contracts into prismatic shapes and in turn shaped again by the wild, unrelenting Sea. The intricate designs refer directly to this natural process, using specially texturised precious metals and gemstones to create wearable treasures. With a range of statement and wearable jewellery Lucie hopes to engage the wearer with what truly makes Scotland a fascinating place.