Rachel Galley, Jewellery Designer

Rachel GalleyRachel Galley, 26, graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2004 with a First Class Honours Degree in Jewellery Design and has since worked for some of the most prestigious brands in the luxury market, before setting up her own business two years ago

Operating from a Studio in the much sought after Cockpits Arts, in Holborn, London, Rachel specialises in designs using contrasting colours and textures and incorporating hidden compartments or containers, enabling the wearer to actively interact with their jewellery. Working in gold and silver and using semi-precious stones, this talented young designer accepts private commissions and creates collections of stunning jewellery that has a wide appeal. Worn by models and celebrities as well as sophisticated career women and trend-setting youngsters, her innovative pieces are for day wear, special occasions, or made as keepsakes to celebrate precious memories.

Rachel has undertaken a number of private commissions and has had work featured in a photo shoot for fashion designer, Aimee McWilliams’ 2006 Collection; used for upcoming all-girl rock band; ‘The Mescalitas’ album photo shoot; a bespoke pendant worn by Lily Allen at the London Astoria; most recently, Jennifer Sanders was featured on the front cover of Woman & Home magazine wearing her popular Memento Globe pendant.

Her formative years were spent in Marple, Cheshire, and her work experience has included the post of creative assistant at Links of London and design assistant for Stephen Webster before taking up a design placement at Boodles.

Rachel was one of a select few, to be awarded a prestigious Goldsmiths’ bursary to attend the 25th Anniversary fair in 2007. She has exhibited her work at exhibitions across the country and in Europe.

Her pieces are inspired by every day objects, intricate carvings, bronze historic treasures and natural textures.

"I like to emphasise beauty in the pieces in unlikely places,"  she says.