Karen Phillips has been designing jewellery around the world for over 20 years. Born in London, her parents fuelled an early passion for travel that led her to move abroad in her early twenties. She has successfully worked in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore and New York. The breadth of her work has ranged from creative costume jewellery collections for high-profile brands, to simple, exclusive diamond jewellery.
In 2003 she returned to London with a young family and began to design her own collection. It soon became very apparent to her that she wanted not only to design the pieces but also handmake them. In 2009, under the guidance of a master craftsman she began to learn to hand fabricate her designs and developed the skills to make beautifully crafted items. These pieces have been described by The Goldsmith's Company as "having their own voice".
Karen is currently working on extending her collection; she also offers a bespoke design service for clients who want their own unique items.