My love for coloured gemstones.
Having travelled extensively from an early age, I have, as a jewellery designer, been inspired by the vibrant colours and natural textures I saw in places as diverse as Khartoum, Victoria Falls, the Nile, Marrakech, the palaces of Istanbul and of course, India.
I saw my first example of an uncut, unpolished gemstone while travelling with my parents from Lusaka to Livingston; on the roadside I found large chunks of rough Amethyst.
Decades later, while sourcing semi-precious stones in India, I saw a rough unpolished piece of Smithsonite which reminded her of the blue sky over the Victoria Falls.
All these life experiences have shaped the vision for my collections of luxurious designer jewellery.
I throughly enjoy the time I spend in India sourcing the stones for my collections. I can spend hours hunting for a particular stone, is the colour, cut and quality right? All of these questions are important when gemstone hunting.
I take a huge interest in where and how my jewellery is made. It’s important to me to know that the working conditions of the silver and goldsmiths producing my collections are of a certain standard.
Anna Murphy, fashion Editor of the Times says “There’s no one better at delivering affordable semi precious jewellery in a rainbow of hues than the boutique British brand Sushilla”
There are a number of ways you can shop on the website. If you are looking for a gift, then check out our Gift page, here you will find pieces suitable for every occasion, including our Gold Celebration Rings.
You can also shop by stone, if you already know that you are looking for a piece with a particular stone, then have a look at Gemstone.