Perfectly imperfect jewellery - An original idea
For a while now, I've been asking myself the question, what does the industry do with damaged and broken stones that aren't viable to be re-cut? Do they get binned, sit in draws for years with no one knowing what to do with them? And it got me thinking, lots of these stones are still beautiful even with these flaws and damage, and who is to say they can't be beautiful items of jewellery! And so this was the start of my idea. To re-imagine what we see as beautiful in jewellery.
LAUNCHED JULY 2022
Beauty in the Broken feels rooted in the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi is. I’m learning so much on my journey to better understand wabi sabi. It’s more a way of life, a way of looking at things, it’s acceptance, it’s respect, it’s acknowledgment, it’s consideration. It’s hard to describe. It’s knowing, understanding and accepting the beauty in everything, compassion, peace, calmness, it’s perfectly imperfect beauty in everyday small moments. It’s pausing before reacting. So when beauty in the broken is described as wabi sabi, it’s not just the style, it’s everything around the collection. Wabi sabi is hard to put into words, there so much to learn from Wabi Sabi and I’ve learnt so much making the beauty in the broken. Seeing things from a different view point, the not rushing, the accepting of situations.
Beauty in the Broken is a true passion project, I feel so connected to this work, and so excited to be launching.
Working with suppliers and refining companies I'm able to work with stones that society has told us are "broken" and lost their beauty or value, yet they are precious item and incredibly imperfectly beautiful. What, if like Kintsugi and wabi sabi, we accept this damaged as part of the true unique beauty and story of a item. I hope that with Beauty in the Broken it helps us to reimagine what beauty.