Ethical Jewellery Maker – Kate Pearse, Glasswing Jewellery, Devon, UK

Not your everyday jeweller

You don’t come across an ethical jeweller very often, in fact, never!  So, when you do it is worth checking out.  Kate Pearse, who owns Glasswing Jewellery in Devon, is one such artisan maker producing beautiful modern and organic inspired jewellery to commission. Living by the coast Kate is undoubtedly inspired by the sounds and sights of this magical environment and it is very apparent within her designs.  She trained in 3d metalwork and has gone on to produce public sculptures and  large scale steel garden furniture.  However, she has now turned to the more delicate art of traditional silversmithing.  Her work is so popular that she takes commissions from all over the world.  For that special engagement or wedding ring, and also other precious pieces.

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Ethical at heart

Kate uses only fairtrade gold meaning that the miners are treated fairly, have safe working conditions and receive a living wage.  She also uses 100 % recycled gold and silver, along with recycled diamonds and ethically sourced gemstones.  It doesn’t come much more ethical than this!

If you head over to her website Glasswing Jewellery and also her Instagram @glasswingjewellery you will see beautiful galleries of her designs.  As well as gemstones and diamonds Kate crafts bespoke pieces from ‘sea glass’ – pieces recovered on her beach finds in Devon & Cornwall.

Kate featured in Coast Magazine in February this year and since then has enjoyed a full order book.  Such is the beauty of her craft.

This blog only gives a flavour of Kate’s lovely work.

(all photos courtesy of Glasswing Jewellery)

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