Based in London, Lucy Martin creates handcrafted modern jewelry using stones as her primary material. Urban architecture is a constant source of inspiration; taking architectural details and finishes as a starting point, Martin seeks to create sleek forms whose hidden connections and seams belie the complexity of construction. Blackened silver and brushed gold surround unique gems, which are carefully chosen and custom-cut. Hidden moving parts, bold color combinations, and asymmetric compositions add a sense of playfulness. In her most recent necklaces and earrings, Martin uses an array of subtly colored gems to realize layered color transitions, while statement rings focus on asymmetric compositions and one-of-a-kind star and cat’s-eye stones in muted colors.