Our thriving Norfolk office is at the heart of our design process, where Monica and our creative design team bring collections to life. Housed on the beautiful grounds of the Holkham Estate, it's vast skies and rolling landscapes act as endless sources of inspiration for our collections. The team's design integrity, meticulous attention to detail and creative rigour make each piece that bit more unique and special. Here's how a piece of Monica Vinader jewellery is crafted from an idea into an instantly recognisable icon…
The vision for each new piece comes from Monica and our design team, they work together drawing inspiration from many places spanning across art, architecture, nature and travel. Our collections are often influenced by Monica's surroundings or objects found on her travels around the globe. These inspire her to play with different styles and silhouettes, and to consider how we might adapt them for our collections. With ideas being drawn from such a vast array of forms, our collections span from being very organic to very linear, but each still remains true to our overall philosophy; that every piece must be innovative, wearable and simple.
The inspiration for each collection is collated to build a moodboard, which Monica and the design team then work from to refine down to specific shapes, textures and colours. It could be of an amazing gemstone that Monica is captivated by, an architectural feature or a simple shell found on the beach. Each design vision is then brought to life in the form of a hand-drawn sketch.
To refine and edit our designs, we do as much in the design studio as possible; from 3D printing and checking rings will stack, to using our local Silversmith in Norfolk to achieve the right 'look and feel'.
Each design is then extensively quality control tested before reaching our boutiques. This journey means that each piece is personal to Monica, and tells a story of uncompromising attention to detail.