London-based jeweller Julia Lloyd George pursued her passion for jewellery from an early age.
After completing her training at Sir John Cass School of Art in London, she apprenticed with a Hatton Garden manufacturer. At a time when there were few women in the trade, Julia learnt traditional craftsmanship at its highest level.Initially she designed for Garrard & Co, later producing collections for them under her own name. In 1985 she set up as an independent jewellery designer and manufacturer.
Initially, she designed for Garrard & Co, later producing collections for them under her own name. In 1985 she set up as an independent jewellery designer and manufacturer.
Julia’s strong distinctive style is eminently wearable. The designs are clean and simple, utterly contemporary yet with an ancient feel. Her love of coloured stones and her natural eye for setting these stones in the right coloured gold produces irresistible pieces. Using unpolished and hand finished yellow gold to set cabochon stones, her pieces take on a tactile quality.
Julia selects gemstones of exceptional colour; is bold in blending together different coloured stones, and has established a special reputation for her work with Paraiba tourmalines amongst others. She travels extensively to source her many unique stones.
Her inspiration comes from nature, form, and colour and often from the stone itself where the design begins. For her inspiration is all around us. She never knows where the next idea will come from. By designing in her head or directly with the stones, she is able to develop a fluid style.
Julia has a loyal and longstanding client list who are avid collectors of her work and admire the high level of craftsmanship. Her studio in Earls Court continues to witness the creation of exciting new designs as well as hosting an annual exhibition of her work.
If you are interested in viewing Julia's work or would like to discuss bespoke jewellery, please get in touch.