You already know that we love our bling here at House of Coco and selecting our jewellery for a night out is equally as important as deciding which dress to wear. That said, we are always on the look out for new designers to shout about and most recently on our radar was Naomi Davies Jewellery.
Naomi trained in Three-Dimensional Design at West Surrey College of Arts and Technology, and is now the designer and maker of fine and unique jewellery which is Naomi Davies-Jewellery Design. Her aim is to produce jewellery that shines with class, quality and individuality. She is highly aware of designing pieces that embrace current fashion trends as well as being timeless in style. She believes that jewellery should not only be a work of art but also highly wearable, complimenting and working with the body in all occasions.
When did you launch the brand and what was the reason behind it?
I studied three-dimensional design as a student, then followed a career in teaching design before raising a family. I now want to concentrate on fulfilling my potential as far as I can in jewellery design. I started up the brand about a year ago in 2014. I want my personality to reflect in the brand which is why I chose my name as the logo. I love the beauty of musical instruments, especially stringed ones. It is something to do with the purity of curves with the tension of lines. I also love the feel of marble, acrylic and leather and combine them with precious metals instead of more traditional gems and stones.
Whats your background?
I went to art college. My father Nathaniel Davies was a prolific artist, so I was brought up in a home like a mini art college. My siblings and I had the opportunity and were encouraged to express ourselves in a variety of media. I was either going to specialise in illustration or sculpture but loved working in small scale with tools and the concentration and calm control that you have to apply to jewellery.making.
If you could start over with the business, would you do anything differently?
I would have started when I was much younger!
What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?
Believing in myself and not taking an ordinary job!
Tell us one fact about you that people wouldn’t know?
I have a phobia of newspapers. I can’t tolerate the smell of feel of them.
2015 is here, where do you plan on taking the brand?
I want to launch my name and become more widely known in the design and fashion business.
To date, what has been the highlight since launching?
I know its just a small thing but it was the delivery of my logo embossed boxes.
Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?
Three beauty products you can’t leave the house without?
A brush of facepowder, black eyeliner and lipstick!
A combination of creativity, individuality, honesty, intelligence, and courage but without arrogance.
Best thing about London to you?
Statement shoe or statement bag?
Statement shoe everytime! I love high heels and have so many I have a special shoe wardrobe. There’s nothing I can’t do in heels!
If you had to, what piece of clothing from your wardrobe would you wear everyday?
My favourite high heel shoes!
Favourite love song?
The most difficult question! Bonfire Heart by James Blunt because it makes me feel alive! Up there is also Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You, Elvis Presley – As Long As I Have You, Ed Sheeran – Photograph, and the intro to I Know by Tom Odell is beautiful.
Best place for a coffee?
Most memorable piece of advice given to you?
Be true to yourself
Dressing up! I love fancy dress parties and making costumes.
If you could spent 24 hours anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Barcelona, such an amazing city.
In the future, how do you plan on expanding the company?
I would like to have my designs manufactured on a larger scale and sell in some large retail outlets.
Where can people find out more?www.naomidaviesjewellery.co.uk