So without any further ado, I bring you Holly Dyment of Holly Dyment Fine Jewelry! Enjoy this week's Q&A with this one-of-a-kind designer!
1. What prompted your passion for jewelry and jewelry design?
Maybe my grandmother, maybe old movies. I have always loved how I felt wearing jewelry. It takes you somewhere, It’s part of the fantasy.
I love my new Portrait Collection, due out in the spring.
3. What would your perfect “jewelry day” involve / be like?
Going in to work in India, where I sit with my artist and we start drawing all my ideas, then choose the enamel and gemstones. Seeing the samples being made, I love creating.
|From the "Memento Mori Skull Rings" Collection. As a former Search & Rescue Dog Handler, |
I am in L-O-V-E with Holly's memento mori rings! The two I've featured here are my dream rings!
4. Thus far, what would you say is your proudest jewelry moment or memory?
When I won “Best new designer of the year” at the JA Show last July.
|White Snake Ring - Who says that all snakes are creepy? This beauty is anything but!|
5. Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Movies, old books, history, also when I go for my morning walk, that’s when I usually visualize my look.
Yes, always rings. I like to look at the piece. It’s for me.
|Another amazing ring from the "Memento Mori Skull Rings" Collection. |
This beauty is my one of my very favorites! Stunning!
I am not really into mixing metals or new with old.
Love the layered look!
|I love the play of color in these earrings by Holly Dyment Fine Jewelry.|
9. What advice would you give to budding jewelry designers? To budding fine jewelry collectors?
Be original. Find a niche and stick with it.
|Holly is well-known for her stunning enamel work and this is yet another wonderful example.|
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