“A lot of traditional jewellery focuses on a misguided sense of perfection: perfect symmetry, rigid geometry, and the Classical Greek ideal of beauty. To me, this mindset is boring, overused and cold as it is ultimately unattainable in a cruel and sterile sense. It doesn’t really speak about the nature of being. It doesn’t allow the wearer to express themselves as they truly are, “colour outside the lines” a little, or present the opportunity for fair dialogue amongst equals. Perfect work is about working against the grain–it lacks humour and a true sense of discovery. It lacks the human component. It lacks vulnerability, which is to me the most defining aspects of love, beauty and friendship. As the old saying goes, “A true friend is someone who knows your faults, and loves you all the more because of them”.