Isabelle Capitain designs and makes bold, distinctive contemporary jewellery of impeccable quality and exceptional finish. Her signature collections are heavily influenced by a Bauhaus aesthetic, with its clean, minimalist lines and strong geometric shapes.
She plays with balance and form, setting gemstones off-centre and combining metals of different hues to create sculptural pieces that are effortlessly elegant to wear. Her precise, considered approach to design stems from the rigorous training she received on a four-year apprenticeship in her native Germany. She honed her skills under master goldsmith and stone setter Eberhard Mach, where she mastered the technique of micro pavé stone setting.
This combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology guarantees that each piece of jewellery is designed and finished to an exacting standard. Clasps and brooch backs are given as much care and attention as the part on display.
Isabelle delights in designing hidden surprises into her work: a cluster of miniature diamonds set into the back of a brooch, or nestling on the under-side of a ring shank. Working with only the finest materials, Isabelle hand crafts each piece, from initial design to finished jewellery, in her East Dulwich atelier and showroom.
She is happy to take on bespoke commissions, including engagement and wedding rings, and works closely with clients to realise their desired piece of jewellery.