Originally from East Yorkshire, Rebecca Halstead is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, and won an Andrew Grant Scholarship to study at post graduate level. She subsequently worked in the jewellery industry as a designer based in London’s Bond Street and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. In 1991 Rebecca set up her jewellery studio in Edinburgh and also worked for many years at Edinburgh College of Art as a lecturer in design. She continues to teach in Edinburgh, running several jewellery classes.
Rebecca’s designs are bold and individual, and each piece is made by hand in her Edinburgh studio with an emphasis on quality workmanship. Traditional skills are used such as riveting, roll printing and stone setting. Colour, decorative pattern and movement have always featured in Rebecca’s work and her current collection brings together designs inspired by nature and geometry. She mainly works in sterling silver, often with 14ct gold filled metal (which is similar to rolled gold), plus high quality semi-precious stones and pearls.