Kate Smith, British, 1978
After completing her jewellery degree at Middlesex University in 2000, Kate returned to the Midlands to set up a makeshift workbench in her parents’ garage. A move to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter soon followed, where she has been designing and creating nature inspired, precious jewellery ever since.
Kate selects the tiny details that nature has to offer, abstracts and then features them in her contemporary jewellery collections. From the understated, everyday earrings to unique and alternative engagement rings that Kate and her small team create, a career that spans two decades has led her to become the go to designer for those with a passion for original design, seeking jewellery created with skill and integrity.
Awards: Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Award