Hello Anthea, the earrings you're wearing look gorgeous! Where did you get the inspiration from?
Thank you! This is the first range of jewellery I designed for my eponymous Anthea Cooper jewellery! I am always inspired by my travels, nature and my Indian background. I wanted to design timeless pieces that are trendy and fashionable. I’m a big believer in slow fashion and strive to develop a brand and the jewellery that are ethical and sustainable. When you wear my pieces it's a reminder of the natural beauty around us and what you have within you.
Amazing! Why did you decide to start Anthea Cooper Jewellery?
I’ve always dreamt of being a designer and have a passion for jewellery. I grew up with my mum always wearing jewellery, gifting and sharing her jewellery with me, pieces that we treasured and that we still treasure. I thought, how amazing would it be to use that inspiration to develop my own. It excites me and is what drives me. I was also inspired by the amazing business women and friends who surround me, following their own passions. I decided it was time I followed mine too. After being a trailing expat wife and a stay at home mum, it was time to do something just for me again!
So far, what's the most challenging part of your journey?
One thing I’ve learnt along the way is that you’ll never know everything, so go ahead and start anyway! You’ll learn along the way. I’ve already had a few hiccups but it’s how you pick yourself up, learn from mistakes and handle situations. And don’t forget to get the help you need from others who have more experience or are experts in parts of the business you are not familiar with. You can’t be good at everything.
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