Tell me about the history of Dower & Hall?
My wife, Diane Hall, and I established Dower & Hall in 1990. After meeting at Middlesex University while studying jewellery design, I opened my studio in 1987 and Diane joined me after working as an in-house jewellery designer at various labels.
Dower & Hall was established with the aid of a Prince’s Trust business loan in London and it was an instant hit, selling first-rate, contemporary designs to specialist retailers.
Tell me about the jewellery range you offer?
The Dower & Hall approach has always been to create easy to wear pieces that become treasured favourites. The range of jewellery is broad, from sterling silver to entirely bespoke designs, but each carries the Dower & Hall signature with a focus on the personal touch and nature inspired, organic forms.
What are the main inspirations behind the jewellery?
The beauty of the natural world is a large source of inspiration, organic shapes and fluidity are strong within the collections, whether it’s the simple pebble designs, the signature hammered finish or the Wild Rose designs.
Another important aspect is personalisation, every piece of jewellery is available in a number of metal hues, combinations and gemstones to provide the perfect match for every customer, while collections like Cherish the Moment engravables and Cherish What’s Inside lockets offer a completely personal approach.
What is your favourite aspect of your job?
There is great job satisfaction in watching an idea come to life, whether it’s the idea for a full collection or a bespoke engagement ring.
What is your plan for 2019?
We can’t reveal too much, but we have an exciting partnership planned for next year. I also look forward to our new designs and collections launching. We re-launched our website this year so it will continue to be a big focus for us in 2019 and we’ll continue building on this so it also supports our stores and our brand recognition.
This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Jewellery Focus