In Retail Jeweller’s first Rising Stars 30 Under 30 supplement we present the amazing young talent that exists in the industry. Here we look at Tessa Packard.
Creative director, Tessa Packard London
DOB 11/01/85 Age 30
Tessa Packard is a self-taught jewellery designer, who launched Tessa Packard London in April 2013.
Born in Brazil and raised in Britain, Packard studied fine art and history of art at university. After four years of working in galleries in London, Packard decided to pursue a long-held dream to become a jewellery designer.
As well as being shortlisted for the UKJA’s Designer of the Year category this year, Packard has been appointed as one of two official jewellers (the other being Boodles) for a new luxury concierge app, Source Lifestyle. It will allow the jewellers to handle enquiries and bespoke commissions from source lifestyle customers.
Packard is a fervent believer in homemade product and is proud to have all her jewellery manufactured and hand-finished in the UK .
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