In Louise’s 25 years of experience, she has drawn inspiration from a wide-ranging and diverse collection of sources. Travel, mentors, specialist consultants, clients’ heritage and of course, her own personal background. She is constantly in search of precious materials and stimulus for her spellbinding jewellery pieces, culminating an unrivalled selection of gemstones, and a wealth of stories to tell. Each of these influences has helped forge a basis on which the Louise Sinclair brand and design has been built, and the results are always carefully considered.
Louise’s main inspiration for her jewels comes from the stones themselves. Rather than imagining a design or setting, she is inspired to create her pieces based on the types of gems she falls in love with. She describes herself as being ‘spoilt’ whilst working her first job within the industry under a precious gem dealer, as she was in constant contact with some of the world’s rarest jewels: Burmese rubies, Kashmiri sapphires and Colombian emeralds, often too precious to be mounted.
Her love of colour paired with bold designs is often seen in many of her bespoke pieces (see below), which are also influenced by her interest in the ancient gems of past epochs. Influence of Aztec and Celtic jewellery can be seen in the use of richly hued precious stones, whilst several of her cocktail rings echo the decadence of the Art Deco period in the 1920s.
The cross pendants epitomise her fascination with Medieval jewellery. Inspired by a necklace and bracelet given to Wallace Simpson by King Edward VIII, these contemporary pieces tell the story of her time spent working with Theo Fennell, when she was responsible for co-designing and sourcing the stones. Equally, the shamrock collection was inspired by a brooch her grandmother owned and also harks back to her Irish roots. Both the simultaneous boldness and daintiness makes for intriguing pieces of artistry that are light enough to wear every day.
To see how Louise’s inspirations have transpired into her unique collection, click here.