UK-based Becca Hulbert has been crafting bespoke jewelry since graduating in 2000 from Central Saint Martins. Her eponymous line Becca Jewellery has a nostalgic but modern sense of style and charm. Coins, pearls, bones, and hands adorn silver and gold pieces.
We especially love the earrings, which range from Victorian cameos to chandeliers inspired by Alexander Calder. Priced just right, and collectible. True fact: after I finish this story, I’m purchasing the Coin Bones Pearls drops. -Jenna Wise
How did your life lead you to launch your jewelry line?
I’d always been very creative. Growing up, I was drawn to idea of jewellery as I liked the portability and the scale of jewellery both in terms of making it and wearing it. It’s a wearable and expressive form of art. I then got a place at Central Saint Martins in London and the rest as they say is history!
What’s your brand philosophy and who do you see as your muse?
My brand philosophy is to create jewellery that is quality and handmade, that I hope is treasured and could potentially be a future heirloom! I absolutely love it when I spot someone I don’t know when I’m out and about wearing something I’ve made. Gives me a warm glow. I wouldn’t really say I have a muse, I just admire people that are driven by their passion whatever that may be.
What are your trademark pieces? What pieces do you personally wear every day?
Seems to be any of my earrings with pearls! Daily wear for me is my rings. Some of mine, some given to me by my partner. And I love my Bones and Pearl earrings.
What sets you apart from other jewelry designers?
I tend not to compare myself to other jewellers as I just like to do my own thing, but I guess I’m proud of the fact my jewellery isn’t mass produced and it’s all handmade in my studio. I always give after care for the life of the piece—I think that’s important.
What drives and excites you?
Definitely the creative process, I love making new things and hearing positive feedback. That’s always heartwarming.