Christine Morgan's Profile

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Ever since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by gemstones. One of my favourite possessions from my childhood is an amethyst cluster that I nagged my dad to buy me while we were on one of our many holidays in Cornwall. Since then I've collected quite a few gemstone specimens – even now I can't walk past a rock shop without popping in for a look.

As I grew older, the fascination developed into a passion for jewellery. So it was no surprise to anyone that, in 2000, I decided to learn silversmithing and jewellery making. After years of study – mostly short courses at Central St Martin's College of Fashion and Design in London – I set up Rok Chix as an online handmade jewellery business, and had my first order in November 2006.

Working from a tiny home studio means I am limited to using traditional hand tools,…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 7
  • Joined November 2, 2011

Favorite materials

Sterling silver, precious gemstones, semiprecious gemstones, freshwater pearls

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  • RokChix
    Unique modern handcrafted silver and...

About

Ever since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by gemstones. One of my favourite possessions from my childhood is an amethyst cluster that I nagged my dad to buy me while we were on one of our many holidays in Cornwall. Since then I've collected quite a few gemstone specimens – even now I can't walk past a rock shop without popping in for a look.

As I grew older, the fascination developed into a passion for jewellery. So it was no surprise to anyone that, in 2000, I decided to learn silversmithing and jewellery making. After years of study – mostly short courses at Central St Martin's College of Fashion and Design in London – I set up Rok Chix as an online handmade jewellery business, and had my first order in November 2006.

Working from a tiny home studio means I am limited to using traditional hand tools, which gives many of my pieces an organic feel. And while I love all types of gemstones, I am particularly passionate about raw, uncut stones. Did you know, for instance, that jewellery-makers only started cutting diamonds into the facets we know today back in the 13th or 14th century, as before that time it was thought that cutting a raw diamond would destroy it's magical powers?

And while I cannot vouch for the idea that gemstones have metaphysical properties, I do have direct experience of the power they have to lift your mood. So perhaps that's it. Jewelry (or jewellery, which is the British spelling) is like therapy. Only better, because not only does it make you feel good, it makes you look good too.

Have fun browsing my Etsy shop – I hope you find something you like, and that it will make you feel as good as I felt while I was making it.

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