Lucy Sylvester Autumn Jewellery
Lucy believes you cannot compete with the beauty of nature, its perfect lines and textures, so uses it as directly as possible. Taking moulds from her delicate woodland finds, she casts into the cavity they leave, allowing her to create exact replicas of life in solid silver and gold that retain the finest details.
“These natural forms with beautiful textures would decay into the ground and be gone forever, with direct casting from them I’ve created something that will now be here forever, to be worn for a lifetime.”
Lucy’s newest work concentrates on engagement rings and wedding bands, simple lines from cow parsley stems, rye grass, lichen, leaves, twigs and seed heads wrap around to create rings, the fragile veins and stems clearly visible as the designs overlap to create a collection of fine botanical wedding jewellery, all cast from British countryside plants with a scattering of diamonds.
The Great British stag beetle, bees and hawk moths have all been given a new life in solid silver and gold by the nature loving jeweller, her Hawk moth ring was chosen by costume designer Michele Clapton to be worn by Sansa Stark in the hit medieval TV series Game of Thrones.
Since completing her MA at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham, Lucy has exhibited her work around the world, been published in many books and magazines, and most recently exhibited at London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
“My work is evolving all the time, as the seasons change, the inspiration is new once more.”
This beautifully detailed hawthorn leaf is cast from life in solid 18ct yellow gold. Every fine leaf vein in retained to be worn for a lifetime. This pendant would be perfect for a woodland wedding, or for any botanical inspired wardrobe. Handmade in Oxfordshire.
Small sycamore pendant
This sycamore seed pendant has been cast from life, it retains all the finest textures found on the original natural form, now in solid 18ct yellow gold. This pendant is perfect for any nature lover, or bride on her wedding day. This pendant can be made in yellow, rose or white gold, handmade in Oxfordshire.
Sycamore seed pendant
Solid silver double sycamore seed pendant, cast from life retaining the finest natural textures. This solid silver pendant is handmade in Oxfordshire.Perfect for your botanical wardrobe.
Leaf eternity ring
Beautifully leaf textured band with round brilliant cut diamonds. This 18 ct ring is the perfect eternity or wedding band for any garden lover or anyone who loves the British countryside. Handmade in Oxfordshire.
Tiny oak leaf pendant
This silver oak leaf pendant is a perfect gift to anyone who loves the British countryside. It is also the perfect pendant for a bride having a woodland wedding, or given to bridesmaids. Solid silver and handmade in Oxfordshire.
Oak leaf ring
The Oak leaf wraps around to create a ring, the beautiful texture is highlighted by darkening the silver before a final polish. An exact replica of life in solid silver. This ring is unisex in design, perfect for all who love the countryside. Handmade in Oxfordshire.