Clio Saskia is the designer and maker of sculptural fine jewellery, alive with movement, texture and beautiful ethically sourced gemstones. Based in London, Clio specialises in one of a kind designs and bespoke commissions.
Artist & Jeweller
Clio is the designer and maker of ethical fine jewellery, made in London. A specialist in the ancient technique of lost wax casting, Clio takes inspiration from fascinating flora and fauna and delicately recreates their stories as golden miniature sculptures. Clio's work is a celebration of our natural world and the beautiful precious materials found within it.
As the daugher of a scientist, Clio's lifelong interest in flora and fauna guides her inspirations from the deepest, darkest oceans to the highest canopy tops.
Now an award-winning designer, Clio is a graduate from the prestigious Camberwell College of Art, where she studied Sculpture, with a focus on traditional carving, lost wax casting, and concepts of beauty. After completing the Jewellery Manufacturing Diploma at the British Academy of Jewellery, Clio was awarded a place on the renowned Setting Out Program at the Goldsmiths' Centre in London.
In 2015, Clio moved to the Australian outback to gain first-hand ethical mining experience, staking a small claim in the Gemfields in Queensland, Australia. Here, she spent 6 months mining by hand for sapphires and other gemstones, some of which are available for bespoke commissions.
With the natural world at the centre of Clio's work, all suppliers and partners are carefully selected in accordance with ethical and sustainable practices and values. It doesn't get more traceable than unearthing your own sapphires!
Since 2015, Clio has specialised in creating one of a kind bespoke designs for her clients. Whether you are interested in heirloom redesign using antique gemstones, or are looking for a unique gemstone for a custom design, Clio works sensitively with her clients to create highly personal, unique jewels.
Alongside bespoke projects, Clio also offers customisation of a selection of her designs with special gemstones and personalised design features.
Clio is based at the Goldsmiths' Centre, a stone's throw away from London's jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. With a team of local experts specialising in techniques such as stone cutting, engraving and enamelling, all of Clio's work is made and Hallmarked in London.