Inspiration : Whitby jet, an unusually hard form of fossilized wood from the ancient monkey puzzle tree, dramatic acts of nature
What you should know : Since discovering rare and valuable Whitby jet during her final year of studies at Central Saint Martins, Jacqueline has been working with it exclusively. She enlists a Whitby jet supplier to collect her materials who abseils down the cliffs on a rope and collects raw samples from the disused mines and ancient caves.
The incredible metamorphosis of Whitby Jet inspires Jacqueline to represent the unpredictable and dramatic acts of nature and the
result is sensitive handmade jewelry with a provenance that expresses individuality.
The award-winning designer defines her aesthetic by the medium she works in; 182-million year old Whitby jet.