British fusion designer Ming, between Europe and Asia, and her magnificent jewels for connoisseurs ♦
Blue eyes, pink skin, London accent. Her name is Ming. Ming Lampson, British designer, but born in Hong Kong, a former colony of Her Majesty. Now, however, she lives and works in London, with a (well-deserved) reputation as a very exclusive designer. She sells her creations only to those who understand them, she explains to gioiellis.com, because conceiving and creating a jewel is like creating a work of art that, which can be appreciated only by those who know the value and characteristics of stones and work behind a pair of earrings or a necklace.
Speaking of necklaces: in GemGèneve Ming showed a truly exceptional one, which reproduces a wisteria plant: white gold, diamonds, sapphires.
Ming learned about gems in Jaipur, India, where she was an apprentice of a local goldsmith, but also studied jewelry design at London’s Sir John Cass college, diamond appraisal at the Gemmological Association of London, and colored stones and pearls at Gia in the United States. She began her activity as a designer in 1998 and opened her atelier in Notting Hill, London, in 2007, specifically creating custom-made jewelry.
In addition, her birth in Asia led her to create jewelry by merging her Chinese roots with her British education and European craftsmanship. The Wisteria necklace is an example of this fusion. But she is also attracted by the delicate Japanese minimalism, as evidenced by the two collections, Oriental Garden and Reverence for Nature, both inspired by the Far East. Each collection consists of 15 unique pieces, all imbued with Ming’s aesthetics.