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.
“We make jewellery that never has a perfect moment”, Polly says. “The moment I’m talking about of shiny newness that somehow heralds the beginning of the end, resulting in jewellery that makes impossible demands to be kept pristine polished and safe guarded.
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.”
The process behind the backbone of our work is to cast an array of gemstones inside precious metal, to create pieces that always have unique and slightly unpredictable outcomes with a rough luxe, ‘from the earth’ aesthetic-like geodes split open as stones break through at random points to penetrate the surface of the gold.”