For this weeks WONDER WOMEN WE KNOW we speak to @edwinaelkingtonjewellery.
Edwina is a London based fine jewellery designer, who specialised in creating timeless engagement rings and redesigning inherited or unloved jewellery in need of a facelift.
1. Go to Happy Hour drink?
2. What’s one item you have to take in every handbag?
My finger gauge (it measures the size of your finger) and 10x loo everyone’s always asking me what their finger size is and if I can take a look at their jewellery!
3. What are your top self-care tips?
I think self care begins with feeling as relaxed as possible, stress is the cause of so many problems mentally, physically and not forgetting our skin (aging and spots). Before spending money on products and facials, I try to sleep as much as possible along with massages and acupuncture.
3. What are you reading, watching, listening to?
Reading – The Cartiers: The Untold Story of a Jewellery Dynasty.
Watching – Succession, I can’t wait for the third series to come out.
Listening to @leonbridgesofficial, all of his songs are amazing and very mood lifting.
4. What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Wear sun cream! I had the early stages of a melanoma a couple of months back and it was all my fault because I was such a sun worshiper when I was younger. Now I wear factor 50 everyday all over my body and I’m still really brown! It also helps with ageing so it’s a win, win.
5. What advice would you give to other women trying to get into/working in your industry?
Persistence! I believe in the saying ‘if at first you don’t succeed then try, try again’. Jewellery is wonderful and sparkly from the outside behind closed doors it’s not always easy.
6. What drives you?
I’m very lucky because I love jewellery so it’s a pleasure working everyday, however I do have two very driven and successful siblings, so seeing how hard they work drives me to keep up and make success of myself. Not forgetting growing up seeing how hard my parents worked every day.
7. Who inspires you?
The Queen, she is 94 years old and she’s still working, what a woman!
8. What’s next for you?
The dream is to become a house hold name. Watch out Cartier and Tiffany’s! Perhaps a collection also.
9. What’s your favourite Stone & Mason product?
My favourite Stone & Mason bag is The Stamford. I love it can be worn as a backpack as I’m always dashing about.
10. How do you style your Stone & Mason?
I style my Stone & Mason in summer with a floaty white dress and in winter with a fur trim collar for that extra luxury.