Tura Sugden’s subtle, light-hearted designs emphasize gemstones and Old-World goldsmithing techniques. She is inspired by the changes in the seasons and the way light reflects in a piece of jewelry. With a bachelor’s of fine arts in sculpture, Tura creates pieces that have a quiet balance to them. She works in recycled 18K gold and ethical diamonds, mixing in elements of rose gold, yellow gold and palladium white gold.
Each piece is hand-fabricated for its corresponding stone. Her hammered ring designs and unusual diamond settings give her collection a distinctive look. Tura debuted her eponymous line in 2013 and is an exhibitor in the 2016 Rising Star section of the Design Center at JCK, Las Vegas.
“My design philosophy is that the gold work in any piece of jewelry should be as important and beautiful as the stone and the design itself,” says Tura, who enjoys the fluid, clean aesthetic of gold. She uses an old German blow-pipe method that gives her the heightened control and very fine flame that are necessary for her intricate designs.
You can see more of Tura’s work at www.turasugden.com.