Nikki Couppee! Here is a jeweller whose work I just can’t get enough of. Each of her hand-crafted pieces are colourful, unconventional and totally unique – veritable pieces of wearable art. Her work has kept on getting better and better over the last few years.
Hailing from Florida in the US, she uses plexiglass, brass and found objects as stand-ins for precious gemstones such as diamonds and rubies as well as costly materials such as gold to create her asymmetrically designed pieces.
By using everyday materials, she is able to create her own versions of expensive gemstones – playing with their size, shape and quantity in order to satisfy her aesthetic needs.
I think her pieces are all the better for it – who needs a tiny emerald when you can make your own huge one from plexiglass? Find a few pieces of her work on Etsy but for a better overview of all her covetable pieces head to her website.