ABOUT THE JEWELLER
In 2016, Ruby graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, with a BA(Hons) in Painting and Printmaking. She created heavily embellished, figurative sculptures, which explored the relationship between function and the ornament. Her narrative pieces aimed to explore how we choose to place value and importance within an increasingly desensitised and technological world, using materials such as dried flowers and cheap embellishments in order to ask the viewer what are the factors which they consider beautiful, and what the function of this beauty is.
It was here she discovered a deep connection with adornment, and subsequently moved to New York to earn a Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America.
On returning to London, Ruby began to create jewellery; continuing to explore themes surrounding the role of the ornament. Ruby draws on myths, history and religion to create pieces which tell a narrative.
Each piece is unique, designed and hand crafted from start to finish by Ruby, with the intention of providing the wearer with a sense of wonder. As the piece is worn, it is Ruby's intention that the story referenced will continue to be relived in our daily lives.
Edith Wharton understood the feeling- and the disadvantage – of admiring churches and cathedrals when you no longer believe in what those buildings represent; and she described the process of trying to imagine yourself back through the centuries in order to understand it and feel it.
Julian Barnes, Nothing to be Frightened of