Abby is a contemporary fashion jewellery designer/maker. She works with silver, printed aluminium, enamels, pearls and precious stones to create fun, feminine and easily wearable pieces of jewellery.
Abby looked into the ancient folklore surrounding precious stones, their believed meanings and importance in ancient times to inspire her new collection for us called ‘spun gems’.
Abby has created individual pieces of jewellery which hold precious stones safely inside a maze of silver wire, keeping the magic the stones are said to provide safe within the pieces of jewellery.
Abby graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and now runs her business Abby Filer Jewellery from her shop Franny & Filer, which she opened with friend and fellow jeweller Frances Stunt in 2009.
These are some of the stones Abby has used for her new collection for us which has arrived in Hebden Bridge just in time for Mother’s Day:
Amethyst – a symbol of sincerity and stability and protects from drunkenness.
Aquamarine – known as the treasure of mermaids and symbolises safety and security.
Sapphire – encourages creativity; is the stone of inner peace and meditation; reduces pain.
Topaz – drives away sadness and strengthens intellect.
Peridot – helps relationship issues; reduces anger and jealousy; encourages prosperity.
We hope to see you soon and of course Abby is happy to include your birthstone if you wish:
- January – Garnet
- February – Amethyst
- March – Aquamarine
- April – Diamond
- May – Emerald
- June – Moonstone/Pearl
- July – Ruby
- August – Peridot
- September – Sapphire
- October – Opal
- November – Citrine
- December – Topaz