We met as students together at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. We found out we shared many things, the same birthday and a fascination for jewellery’s deep-rooted spiritual connections to ritual and heritage.
Our jewellery, all hand made in London doesn’t just adorn the body, it intrigues the mind. And, in being given, worn and adored, acquires meaning as well as patination. A distinctive style and energy connects the artistic integrity of each piece with the wearer’s own story, the most precious moments and memories.
We love the process of research and take countless inspiration from classical mythology. Onto rings and charms we inscribe poetic inscriptions and quotations, in our own handwriting and in calligraphy we design. Iconic motifs and gemstones are used not just for their intrinsic beauty but also to express emotions and capture memories.
The Iliad cuff is a modern piece of armour in beaten gold or silver, waiting for its odyssey. Mneme drop earrings, rippling concave discs of shining metal, are named for the Greek muse of memory. A favourite necklace combines form, language and culture; a Byzantine cross, an oval inscribed with “Vita”, Latin for “life”, and a charm which reads “Love Divine.” We are honoured to be represented in collections such as the V&A.
We love glamour with gravitas. Our intention is to give the sense of a deeper story that carries emotional weight, a contemporary symbol of love, life and hope. Established in 1984, Wright & Teague remains true to our passion.
Gary Wright and Sheila Teague