Born in Canada in a family of wanderers, Pippa Small grew up in England, and soon she too would often travel around the world. Thereby she became fascinated by the people she met along her journeys and their way of life, this strong interest leading her to anthropology studies, more specifically tribe's behaviour towards their ornamental customs.
It is in India, while visiting the Precious Stones Market of Jaïpur, that she will discover stones from all over the world and meet local craftsmen with whom she will develop long-term friendly relationships.
About fifteen years ago, she presented her first collection in Paris, which immediatly drew the eyes of the Fashion community, leading to collaborations with Gucci, Chloé and Bamford.
Pippa's jewellery draws inspiration from the inner natural power and beauty of the precious material she uses: stones moulded by centuries in the very core of the earth, shells carved by the tides, gold hidden in rocks and rivers. Her jewellery pieces are bearers of their own secret tale and life energy.
Concerned by keeping indigenous craftsmanship and traditional talents alive and growing, she is part of various charity projects worldwide which aim at giving back to people in trouble their independance and self-sufficiency by producing a regular income.
Read Pippa Small's interview.