IB.com Brand Story : Cara Tonkin
British Jeweller Cara Tonkin designs beautiful, elegant and bold jewellery for stylish women. Cara's work marries classic and contemporary design resulting in unique and timeless pieces. Stunning jewellery that comes to life when worn, intricate, playful and tactile expressing both glamour and elegance.
Being the daughter of two artists, Cara grew up surrounded by creativity both at home and in the inspiring, vibrant city of Brighton in East Sussex. Cara trained at the at world-famous art school, Central St Martins, achieving a First Class Honours degree in jewellery design. Cara has returned to Brighton to establish her studio where every piece of her collections are made.
Cara loves the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and is a firm believer in the philosophy of Art Nouveau: that art should be a way of life. Stylized and symbolic organic forms of Art Nouveau and streamlined, sculptural and decadent aspects of Art Deco provide her with endless inspiration.