UK – Polly Wales is the creative and founding director behind her brand of fine handcrafted jewellery that does not seek to sell us false dreams of glossy, magazine ready perfection. Rather it offers an honest, imperfect beauty that is natural and attainable- a beauty that will continue to change and evolve over a lifetime and beyond. It is for women who want their engagement and wedding rings to feel more like them, more like their lives; warmer and a little closer to how they see themselves and how they see love.
Polly studied jewellery at the Royal College of Art- prior to this she had trained in Sculpture. “I found that jewellery, rather than sculpture allowed me to make pieces that spoke to more people, more directly. I loved making for making’s sake and coming to decisions from an aesthetic view point rather than a totally intellectualized one.”
The collections she has gone onto develop are drawn from an eclectic mix of references from Byzantine and Indian jewellery through to trends in high fashion but she maintains, “It is the women who wear my jewellery who play a major role in how the ranges have evolved. Seeing how women wear it and live in it is really inspirational to me.”