About Paul Spurgeon

Award Winning Designer

Paul Spurgeon is an award-winning jewellery designer who has won considerable acclaim for his innovative pieces for men and women.
Twice awarded the prestigious title of UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, Paul works predominantly using platinum and cut diamonds for his organic, gravity-defying designs.

Some questions and answers for a more insightful view of Paul Spurgeon, the person.

How did you become a jewellery designer?

A: “It was an evolutionary process over many years. I always had a love of the Art Nouveau movement with all its fluidity and femininity, which inspired me to develop my first collection – and the rest as they say is history!”

Who are your personal design heroes?

A: “René Lalique, Issy Myake, Richard Serra, to name but a few.”

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

A: “The opportunity to create something that can and has brought tears of joy to the customer, in celebration of some of the most significant occasions in their lives.”

What could you not live without?

A: “Hope!”

What provides you with inspiration for your jewellery?

A: “Anything and everything that provokes the senses.”

What has been the proudest moment of your career so far as a jewellery designer?

A: “Obviously winning awards have their place as they are an endorsement from the people within your own trade, but the proudest moment for me was a crucifix I handmade which was given as a gift to a
terminally ill patient.”

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

A: “‘Possibilities are only restricted by the lack of your imagination’: a quote from my late goldsmith mentor, David Pearce.”

How long does it take to create a new piece, and what is the process involved?

“The duration can be within hours or over many years, when a nagging concept keeps returning until you succumb to its demands. I tend to create the piece three-dimensionally in my head before rendering it in wax or directly into silver as the
finished model. Once this process is complete then it is cast in to the required metal which for me is
predominantly platinum.”

What is something from any walk of life that you think conveys exceptional design qualities?

A: “Concorde.”

Who is the one person that you would love to see wearing your jewellery, and why?

A: “I worked with the late Jill Dando to create a collection which would have ultimately been worn by her. Unfortunately it never came to pass, for reasons we all know.”