Cara Tonkin designs beautiful, elegant and bold jewellery for stylish and strong-minded women. Her work marries classic and contemporary design to create unique, timeless pieces.
A lover of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, she is also a believer in the Art Nouveau philosophy: that art should be a way of life. The stylized and symbolic organic forms of Art Nouveau and the streamlined, sculptural and decadent aspects of Art Deco provide endless inspiration.
She mostly works with silver but employs a variety of finishes such as oxidizing and 18ct gold plating. The pieces are often constructed using a number of repeated elements, giving them their incredibly tactile quality.
The daughter of two artists, Cara grew up surrounded by creativity both at home and in the inspiring city of Brighton. After training at Central St Martins and achieving a First Class Honours degree in jewellery design, she returned to Brighton to establish her studio.
Cara was nominated for the New Designer of the Year in 2015 and Jewellery Designer of the year in 2016 at the UK Jewellery Awards.