Londoner Jo Hayes Ward launched her fine jewellery brand in 2006. Jo's work is now showcased internationally at exclusive concept stores, galleries and boutiques.
Constructing jewellery from small building block elements, Jo creates elegant pieces with both an architectural and organic aesthetic. Distinctive characteristics of her award winning designs are pieces, which dramatically catch the light with movement and intricate structures that hint at geometric, mathematical and biological references. Jo Hayes Ward’s collections include jewellery structures of shimmering cubes and glittering, honeycomb-like stacking rings in shades of grey and gold. The new Stratus collection takes her signature geometric structures to a lighter, more refined arena where complex textured and patterned surfaces are framed with diamond edges or sprinkled with gradients of precious gems.
Crafting designs in a digital environment Jo employs rapid prototyping technology alongside traditional jewellery techniques in the production of her work. An important aspect of her designs and research is to harness machine marks and exploit them as an aesthetic. This, alongside a tacit knowledge of materials and long-established jewellery skills has enabled Jo to develop her unique signature as a maker of timeless, modern pieces, which come alive when worn.