I'm obsessed with the whole 'rock and roll' hands, fingers crowded with trendy rings, a mismatch of styles, a treasure chest of jewels displayed on just one hand. Its all relating back to 'that look' that I love...messy hair, a jumble of an outfit, but that cool 'Kate' inspired look, recently I have been reading through another chapter of Luella's Guide To English Style, Ive never before read something that Ive yearned to have the ability to get my exact thoughts down in writing, Luella has done this for me, I was so excited about, what can only be described as a personal break through! I was getting tired of the whole 'that look' it didn't conjure up all of my thoughts and feelings about the image in my head, but I'll dedicate a whole post to that, it triggered way to much excitement and enthusiasm to merely slip it into another subject.
So from that, it was inevitable that i would be attracted to such sentence..'Luxury jewellery with a rock and roll edge' and this led me to Zoe & Morgan. The designer sibling continued the legacy of their father Douglas Sibbald, a jewellery designer who had his first workshop in Ibiza, before moving to England and then New Zealand. 'Moonbird' was a place where Zoe, Ruth and Morgan watched the process of jewellery making from start to finish:sparkling materials, careful combinations, the delicate work of assembly and then the final piece, heavy and wondrous in their small hands.
Their search for exotic materials ventured from England to Japan and India, to this day the search continues. It was interesting to find out that the siblings were not always focused in becoming jewellery designers, Zoe first worked Millinery, Morgan in music and Ruth completing a business degree, but their shared history was alive and kicking. Morgan returned from travelling in India with a pocket full of precious gemstones and showed his finds to Zoe. Intrigued by the different quality and colour combinations of these treasures, their collaboration began to take shape. In the blink of an eye Zoe and Morgan had begun.
Launched in summer 2006, it was an immediate success, demand getting so high Ruth joined the team, adopting the position of company manger. With Zoe & Morgan every jewel has a story to tell...