We would love to give you all the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of Peridot, into the minds and lives of our unbelievably talented designers. Kicking off our designer Q&A series, we sat down with the lovely and oh-so-talented Anne Sportun. Based out of Toronto, Anne seeks to translate the subtle beauty of organic forms in nature into her work. Her pieces combine the precious with the everyday, resulting in effortlessly sophisticated work that every woman looks wonderful in.
-What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
From my one of a kind work, I have a large round champagne coloured diamond I adore. It is set in a channel halo in white gold. It makes my heart skip a beat each time I wear it. My other piece of favorite jewellery from my production work is my large Stardust ring in white gold—I wear it on my right hand middle finger.
-What is your guilty pleasure?
Cheese, I would choose it over chocolate.
-What are you currently reading?
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.
Face Off or The Italian Job…I like car chases!
-What was the first piece you ever designed?
The first metal pieces I ever made were in my Dad’s workshop in the basement of our home. I would texture brass and tin, solder them together to make earrings. I designed a pair and gave them to an artist in residence in my grade 13 art class—she was a sculptor and silversmith and influenced me hugely. It was she who inspired me and showed me that I could do this as a career. I was 17.
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The Design Process.[/caption]
-Five random items on your desk:
Japanese chewy candies guava flavor (I can’t get enough!), Neolithic quartz balls the size of a penny which I picked up in Tucson a couple of years ago, Stress Away Organic oil by Young Living, a 24hour clock print out to help me when booking flights, a post card image of a Mats Nordstrom photograph I am coveting.
-Artists you’re currently listening to:
I never tire of Jack Johnson
-Any jewelry you never take off?
My wedding ring and my hematite wrap bracelet
-if you had another career, what would it be?
-Favorite vacation spot?
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Cognac Diamonds by Anne Sportun
- Peridot Owner Dawn Hendricks' own Anne Sportun Stack![/caption]
The Anne Sportun Trunk Show will take place at our Greenwich and Larchmont locations this coming week.
Thursday, April 3rd
10AM - 5:30PM
112 Mason Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Friday & Saturday, April 4 - 5
10AM - 5:30PM
134 Larchmont Ave
Larchmont, NY 10538