Born in London, raised in Barbados, with a Jewellery degree from Middlesex University and a post-graduate diploma in Jewellery from Edinburgh College of Art & Design, Disa Allsopp set up her first studio in Barbados before starting her current jewellery studio in London in 1996.
Disa’s work is inspired by the ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, Egyptians and Greek and Roman civilizations. She uses traditional techiniques such as forging, reticulation and patination to produce her unique finishes to the 18kt Gold and Sterling Silver metals that are central to her collections. Her travels to East Africa and her origins in Barbados can be seen in her use of gemstones, with golden Citrines, rich Garnets and Rubies being just a few of the stones that she uses. White and coloured Diamonds are set on unique bands and rough and rare cut gemstones make Disa’s work contemporary and current while maintaining a timeless charm.