Sara studied at Sir John Cass, the leading jewellery university. She graduated in 1996 and has been creating many very successful ranges of jewellery ever since from her central London studio. Her most notable commission was worn by Halle Berry in the James Bond production, Die Another Day. For as long as she can remember, Sara has had a love of making things – the smaller the better as she used to tell her mum as a child. Luckily for her, she has turned her passion into her career.
New Collection ‘Tinies by Sara Hartley’ Comes To Life
Sara’s new collection, Tinies, has gone from the essence of a shape or an abstract form to a literal character. Her original collections started with seeds that grew to form buds and then flowers. These have now evolved into her Tinies collection. This seemed the natural progression of growth that has always been in her work.
The inspiration came from her two children – she wanted to have a piece of jewellery that would capture their character to remind her of them. She wanted the collection to appeal to a wide audience that would like something personal, elegant, timeless and unique. For Sara it was her children, but whether it be your child, friend, brother, sister, boyfriend, husband, an animal – the list could go on – she has designed a collection that is personal and tactile with the ability to spark a memory or feeling.
You can choose and design your on personal piece of jewellery, combining the different characters – a boy or girl, child or adult or animal – each with a different personality meaning something to you. Some pieces have been set with small stones, diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The collection works beautifully with every day wear or an evening outfit.
Sara’s 18ct and Platinum collection is based on the idea of the continuation of life, the life cycle. She takes her inspiration from the natural world such a seed growing into flower buds. These influences have been broken down into their simplistic forms and created streamlined, tactile, modern, and clean lined shapes that have been translated into a stunningly elegant range of jewellery.
The Tinies collection is affordable and handmade to a high standard, available in sterling silver and gold or rose-gold plated. Her more luxurious collection is available in 18ct yellow gold, white gold and platinum and where used, contain diamonds of only the highest grade and quality. We also use other precious stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds but mainly on a commission basis.
Special occasions deserve a special piece of jewellery which is handmade and unique. Sara can help design this for you – you can be involved as little or as much as you like in the design process. We also source great quality diamonds to suit any budget, handpicked by Sara. Sara also specialises in one-off commissions whether you are looking for an engagement ring or wedding ring, or are thinking about transforming an old piece of jewellery – Sara is at hand to help.
For more info visit www.sarahartley.co.uk