Meet The Designers
Our creative team offers the perfect blend of artistry and expertise to bring your ring ideas to life. Highly knowledgeable about jewellery, diamonds and gemstones, our designers use their experience in crafting and gemstone buying to ensure your ring is perfect.
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Taylor & Hart Designers
After living in Shanghai for a year while studying Mandarin at the University of Leeds, Emma was drawn back to Asia after graduation, this time to Hong Kong. Deciding to use her language skills coupled with her love of diamonds, Emma joined a small diamond buying firm where she learned firsthand everything about diamonds. Now fully exposed to the diamond industry, Emma decided to use her knowledge to start designing jewellery. Emma loves to guide customers through the design process, subtly imparting her skill and expertise, leading to beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Master of Arts educated jeweller—check. Award-winning: 2012 Young Designer Silversmith of the Year—check. Trained with the British Crown jeweller—check. Kate’s talents have no bounds. Born and raised in the north of England, Kate, like so many on the team, loves all things beautiful. Before joining Taylor & Hart, Kate worked freelance designing and crafting jewellery, specialising in engagement rings and wedding bands. A consummate perfectionist and deep romantic, she loves to create highly personal designs for her expressive customers.
A scion of a Spanish family deeply involved in the arts, Maria has creativity surging through her veins. Initially, she started studying Art History but switched over to Jewellery Arts because she wanted to work with her hands. Now a trained jeweller, gemmologist and appraiser, Maria joins the team after working in Vancouver for the past two years. At Taylor & Hart, she’s able to express her innate creativity by designing timeless treasures for lovers; her greatest joy is helping bring a customer’s idea to life knowing the ring crafted will be forever part of that couple’s love story.
Born in Belgium, Aline started to craft jewellery at 15, whilst still in high school. Following her passion, she went on to complete a BA in Industrial Jewellery, Object & Accessory Design in Switzerland. To further expand her knowledge, she completed the GIA Graduate Gemmologist programme in Thailand where she was fortunate enough to visit many sapphire mines. Aline has worked with a variety of premium jewellers in Belgium and the UK. Now part of the T&H team, her wealth of global jewellery experience is demonstrated in the way she fully immerses herself into the design process, committing herself to crafting each customer’s perfect ring.
Patrick was born in Belgium, raised in Lebanon and attended university in Montreal. After a stint in New York City studying at the GIA, Patrick is now a proud Londoner. Part of an eponymous family of jewellers, diamonds and design are in his blood. He spent five years trading diamonds in Antwerp, the European diamond capital, and further honed his skills at a diamond polishing company in Surat, India. Patrick will go to ends of the earth to develop his craft. Always curious and naturally creative, you can tell Patrick is always on the hunt to expand his horizons. Whether he’s learning languages (he currently speaks four!) or launching a jewellery collection at a pop-up event–he lives life to its fullest. Patrick deeply values the design process and works tirelessly to make every customer’s dream come true.
A born and bred Londoner, Emily’s early love for creative expressionism ignited her passion for all-things antique. You’ll often find her perusing local auction houses and exhibitions for both inspiration and pleasure. Emily developed her creative skills whilst studying animation at University of the Arts London before entering the jewellery industry. Here, she delighted in being able to work directly with the people who receive, wear and treasure the product she has put so much time and devotion into. Never one to shy from the bold and bright, Emily loves to explore colour and precious gemstones in her designs. Her commitment to bringing ideas to life is evident in the enormous amount of care she takes on each and every one of her customer’s rings.