Growing up in diplomatic circles across South America and the Caribbean, Nicole is surrounded by interesting people wearing beautiful things from a young age. She took the opportunity to study gemology at the Gem-A in London and trained as a goldsmith in Dublin. Nicole draws inspiration from scenes of her international travels. Her designs incorporate gems and precious metals to evoke memories and feelings from spectacular places. She is particularly interested by the way light changes in different parts of the world and how it affects mood and colour. The one-off pieces in her collection are designed around unique gems each adding to the individual character of her often dramatic pieces.