Biography / Artist statement
Sonja Bessant is a jewellery designer maker based in Balham. She specialises in silver jewellery for all budgets. Her pieces are all handmade using a range of contemporary and traditional jewellery making techniques. Sonja loves creating bespoke pieces and regularly takes on commissions in gold and silver. Being sustainable is high on her agenda so she would often remodel heirloom pieces or recycle gold or silver as well as stones from unworn jewellery her clients pass on to her.
All her pieces are originals and handmade in her South London studio with a real enthusiasm for making beautiful, and, most importantly, wearable jewellery. London, as a big, bustling city, certainly inspires her collections a great deal but also, contrastingly, the simple beauty of nature, its incredible structures and natural patterns. Sonja is drawn to clean lines and simple shapes and these are often reflected in her jewellery designs.