I'm so excited to share Ziorva with you! It's been a passion project of mine and I hope you sense the love that has gone into creating each piece.
I design with the contemporary woman in mind. A woman with both style and substance. A woman who values quality materials & expert craftsmanship. A woman who cares about how things are made & the impact of all our actions on the environment.
Raised in Ireland, I was fortunate to be surrounded by the most beautiful, natural landscape. Vast skies, wild seas and rolling hills have all given me inspiration. I want future generations to similarly enjoy nature in all its splendour. To do this, we must all do our bit for the environment. For me, this meant creating precious pieces of jewellery which wouldn't damage our planet or the people on it. Pieces that were designed to last, made precious through their form and content.
Every Ziorva piece is crafted right here in the UK to reduce carbon footprint and ensure high quality standards of production. Items are purposefully cast from recycled gold to minimise adverse impact on the environment. All of the gemstones are responsibly cut and hand-selected for their radiance and meaning. Only conflict-free diamonds are used which adhere to the Kimberley Process. Gift boxes have been specially crafted from FSC certified card to ensure our forests are protected for future generations.
My love for jewellery began from an early age when I would visit antique fairs with my mother, taking turns to point out the most unique and original pieces which caught our eye. We delighted in hearing the history of these treasured pieces. I dreamed that someday, I would create pieces of jewellery that held special value. I've had the pleasure of a diverse career that spans advertising, law and technology. Yet, my innate desire to create unique jewellery has never abated. Determined to learn the beauty of traditional craftsmanship, I took various courses in metal-smithing & stone-setting at the bench. My design skills were honed through a course in Illustration & Design at Central St. Martins and an in-depth Computer Aided Design course at the now British Academy of Jewellery.
In creating Ziorva, my aim is to design ethical, meaningful pieces that hold value & significance for you. A mix of modernity and timelessness, I hope they will become pieces that you will treasure for years to come.