Simon Harrison

Since the late 1970s Simon Harrison and his team of designers and craftsmen have made jewellery for some of the most iconic names in fashion, making jewellery and fashion accessories for the designers of the time; Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Bill Gibb, Bruce Oldfield and others. Simon regards Jean Muir as an important mentor who influenced the development of his philosophy of design. ‘She was relentless in negotiating the tiniest detail if she felt it would lead to a technical or aesthetic improvement. I learned that the commercial content of design is critical and must be in balance with the technical and aesthetic content.'

During the 1980s, Simon lectured part-time in jewellery design at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and worked as a visiting lecturer at a number of colleges and universities in the UK. He then worked as an international product development co-ordinator for Swarovski, before focusing on making fashion jewellery. In the early 1990s he designed customised fashion jewellery ranges for Corocraft, Wedgwood and the famous London store Liberty.

With a body of work which captures pioneering moments in contemporary style, Simon’s team have helped costume jewellery to become the vibrant category it is today. In his Central London studio, he heads up a creative team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen who produce pieces of jewellery with exquisite attention to detail. Simon believes that jewellery should be life-enhancing and an expression of personalty.