Ever since I was a small girl I have had a magpie’s eye for big jewellery. Visiting the Crown Jewels at The Tower of London, even when a tomboy, was a treasured experience. I have no idea if it was the colours, the ostentatiousness or exclusivity that got me: I just always knew that I wanted to collect jewellery.
For my birthday, one of my university friends gave me this costume necklace. The ambition is to earn enough money so I can by the real deal, not for the sake of show, but to wear unique art