Goldsmiths\u2019 Craftsmanship and Design Council Award winning designer Victoria Barker has launched her latest piece of jewellery inspired by her literary hero Tim Powers.\r\n\r\nCreated in 18 carat yellow gold and foxglove tourmaline, \u2018Her Regard\u2019 is a fine art jewel inspired by Barker\u2019s favourite novel, \u201cThe Stress Of Her Regard,\u201d by internationally acclaimed fantasy writer Tim Powers, the imagination behind Hollywood epic the Pirates of the Caribbean. \u00a0\r\n\r\nHis novel explores the life stories of the British romantic poets, but in a dark twist of story-telling, Powers allows us in on their \u2018secret history\u2019. \r\n\r\nVictoria was honoured to show the finished necklace to Powers, who upon seeing the piece said: \u201cThanks so much for making a tangible and gorgeous object from the book!\u201d\r\n\r\nFifteen tourmalines reside in a golden lozenge with both gemstones and chain links deliberately tilted at 45 degree angles designed to evoke the idea of \u2018ancient pyramidal sculptures\u2019. \r\n\r\nAll of Victoria\u2019s work begins not as a sketch on paper, but by draping gold and gems on a mannequin; in this way, her designs flow effortlessly around the female form. The necklace also features a clasp that allows the wearer to adjust the style from choker to extra long.\r\n\r\nHer Regard is part of a limited edition and individually numbered set. Hallmarked by the London Office of the Goldsmiths\u2019 Company, and carrying Victoria Barker\u2019s unique makers mark, the necklace will be accompanied by its own valuation certification and report by the Goldsmiths\u2019 Company.