The majority of designers need past personal or cultural experiences to gain inspiration in order to design jewellery of real quality. Liz Phillips is the exception. All she needs is the precious materials themselves. Specifically, she only requires her gemstones: "I am totally swept away by the history and mythology that surrounds gems and gemmology, and the incredible physical properties that gems possess." Since 2011, after founding her brand, Liz has used the skills she learned at the Gemmological institute of America to create startling colours, and extraordinary visuals.
Renowned for: Enhancing the natural beauty of stones like opals by identifying which other materials will best suit their special characteristics.
Handpicked by JewelStreet because: Liz is a talented and dedicated designer who has produced eye-catching jewellery featuring flawless, glossy stones. But she isn't resting on her laurels, she has now started branching out and using materials like enamel to enhance her pieces even further.