Mahailia, was influenced by her Grandfather, a Ukrainian horologist, jeweller and craftsman. Inspired by his precise tools and detailed work she has been involved in jewellery making since childhood.
She would try to make jewellery out of anything she could get her hands on - more often than not from sweet wrappings and tin foil!
Mahailia has moved on from this but still keeps the imagination her playing brought her, she worked for a top jewellery designer before doing a full time SGAS course to complete her technical skills. She also found an interest in the history and folk lore that goes along with gem stones, metals and symbols and tries to incorporate this into her work.
She is proud now to be one of Scotland's leading jewellery designers,
Date of Birth:
2005 - 3rd Shell livewire
2006 - Forshaw's Award for Excellence
2006 - Burton Pynsent house private collection
2006 - Military sweet heart brooch, replica in precious materials
2007 - Royal Pharmaceutical society crest
Apprenticeship with a leading jewellery designer, Hertfordshire.
SGAS certificate in Jewellery making, London
2005 - Mercantile Centre for Arts, Kintyre
2006 - Luckenbooth Gallery
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Living by the shores of Loch Fyne, Tarbert in Argyll Scotland , Mahailia, along with husband Stuart, handcraft natural, precious materials into elegant, wearable pieces of bespoke jewellery. Inspiration is drawn from the beautiful creatures, plants and stunning views that surround the West Coast of Scotland.
Struck by the natural qualities of metals and gemstones Mahailia tries to reflect and add to their beauty in her work. An emphasis on subtle simple and classic forms is employed to allow the materials used to become the focus of each unique piece.
My passion is to listen and observe what my client is trying to achieve and interpret this into desirable, wearable pieces to treasure.
Studio visits are welcome.
Having a piece of jewellery commissioned for yourself or a loved one is a very special experience, therefore we try to involve you in the process as much as possible.
After you have decided on a design, each piece is made to your specifications. It is then hallmarked by The Edinburgh or London Assay office to validate it's authenticity. Each piece also contains our makerís stamp, which is a small and individual imprint that is unique to Mahailia Jewellery Design.
It could then be engraved with the text of your choosing- perhaps a wedding date. You can even come and choose between stones, as no one stone is the same and we understand that it is a personal choice.
Once you have chosen a final design we will usually take about 6-8 weeks to complete a bespoke piece of jewellery. Do let us know as soon as possible if you need something for a specific date and we will try to ensure that this is achieved.
We will work with you to create a bespoke piece that reflects the wearer's unique character and style and in accordance with your budget.
Ogham Wedding rings from £250
Bespoke pieces from £1500
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