I'm Sophie, designer and maker here at Opal and Iris.
I've always loved jewellery, it's such a personal and precious thing, it has the power to lift us up, elevate our mood and enhance even the simplest of outfits. I love the way the perfect pair of earrings can light up your whole face, or a beautiful necklace can transform your whole look into something spectacular.
I love experimenting with different gemstones and metals, always striving to find the best ways of pairing stones together to allow their natural beauty to shine.
I take inspiration from all of the amazing things that surround us, from the stunning colours in a perfect sunset to the beauty of a sea of wildflowers, and translate that beauty into wearable works of art that I hope will help to make you feel and look amazing.
Everything is handcrafted with love and care in my small studio in Hertfordshire, the attention to detail, organic nature of the handmade process and the natural imperfections within the stones all coming together to bring character and a uniqueness to each piece.
The thought of people all over the world wearing and loving my jewellery brings me so much joy and I'm so grateful to be able to make a living doing what I love that I've made a pledge to donate 10% of my profits to charity, this year I've chosen Great Ormond Street Hospital as I think they do amazing work.
Thank you so much for visiting Opal and Iris and please do get in touch if there's anything more you'd like to know.