The Power List | Jessica McCormack, Founder & Creative Director, Jessica McCormack
Renowned for her contemporary diamond jewellery crafted using time-honoured techniques, jeweller Jessica McCormack is today’s Walpole Power List profile. Read on to discover where Jessica finds inspiration for her gorgeous designs, and why her home country of New Zealand is at the heart of everything she does…
Renowned London-based diamond jeweller Jessica McCormack is noted for her distinctive aesthetic, bringing modernity to craftsmanship by combining antique and modern diamonds, Georgian techniques and contemporary design. Handcrafted in-house in her London workshop, her designs effortlessly fit into her clients’ jewellery wardrobes, to be worn today and passed down from one generation to the next.
What keeps you motivated?
The women who wear my jewellery, and the women who are yet to. It’s a total thrill to see women – and men – wearing Jessica McCormack, be they a major celebrity or a friend who has saved up for a pair of gypsets and become a client. Equally, the idea of enticing someone who isn’t yet a client into becoming one is a huge motivation to create and evolve. Everyone has a celebrity crush, but I have style crushes I’m determined to have join the JM cult. That’s super motivating.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Where don’t I? Architecture, botany, old copies of National Geographic, antique celestial maps, vintage matchboxes, my back garden, cinema, music… jewellery really is just a tiny form of sculpture, and inspiration can strike anywhere. But I have to say, my home country of New Zealand never fails to inspire me. I think it’s true for most New Zealanders, but our culture and our many landscapes are so etched in our minds, it affects everything we do.