At university while studying three-dimensional design, I became fascinated with how you could combine (set) gemstones and metal. It was this fascination that was the start of a love affair with jewellery design.
I believe that my non-traditional jewellery background is what's captured the attention of my customers and retailers. They love how I approach each ring as a micro-engineered piece, paying attention to every minute detail and ensuring that each view is considered, balanced and beautiful.
What influences do you draw upon to fuel your creativity?
It's more of an intuitive process than anything else. I can see a change in my style as my life experiences change and I am aware of certain themes that run through the collections – such as fluidity, the importance of the sense of touch etc. Of late, there has also been an homage to the classics, whereas this did not exist in the first few years of my career.
What is your current passion project?
Working on the Cannelé Twist, which is proving to be a real hit with retailers and customers. This range has a twisting fluted theme running throughout and is a classic approach – with the inimitable AG ‘twist’! I have created an engagement ring, wedding ring and cufflinks and I'm now in the throws of creating other elements to add to the collection.
'10 in 10' - We ask our favourite innovators, creators, movers & shakers, 10 questions in 10 minutes or less...
What music do you listen to when:
-You want to unwind? None – quiet please!
-You're hosting a dinner party for friends? Perhaps some jazz – depending on the guests!
-You're in the mood to dance? As a 40 year-old, I can feel that i am trying to hold on to my youth. Heavy Bass Dubstep gets me jumping all over the kitchen!
What are your must-have travel essentials?
Books, no laptop, shorts, flip flops.
Favourite travel companions?
Back in the day, a good friend who i met doing kung fu. But now, it's the Missis, my boy, and of course my trusty hound, Wilbur!
What life lessons (if any) have your travels taught you?
Be open to change. In fact, embrace it!
What city do you find the most:
-Relaxing? Rural France.
-Like your home away from home? Rural France.
Top travel tip?
Talk to everyone!
What's your soul food (e.g. food that makes your heart sing)?
Loving plantain fried in coconut oil with a little rosehip syrup, at the moment!
Tipple days are over. It used to be tequila, but it wasn’t much to do with enjoying the taste!
How do you like to unwind?
Inspirational quote that you live by?
Not so much a quote, but more or a reminder, “I am awareness.”
To view Andrew's work, visit:
Cocktail rings - http://www.andrewgeoghegan.com/the-collection/rings/cocktail-rings
Engagement rings - http://www.andrewgeoghegan.com/the-collection/rings/engagement-rings