Jordan Askill’s designs, which often take inspiration from the natural world, pulse with movement and energy. That’s no surprise, given that the Sydney, Australia-born Jordan works in sculpture alongside jewellery design, so is practised at capturing life in a man made form.
Indeed, the designer’s sculptures, which he creates using 3D printing techniques, often inspire his jewellery collections. One three-dimensional floral sculpture, which is based around cascading trails of the viola Canadensis flower, also known as Canadian white violet, inspires Jordan’s Take Me Home collection. The range numbers pieces such as an 18k gold cocktail ring that blooms with flowers, and holds a green amethyst. And the panthers that leap on Jordan’s rings and necklaces take their cues from the designer’s Panther Wave sculpture. In seguing from sculpture into jewellery, Jordan told online magazine In Detail that he “wanted to create sculpture you could take with you all the time.”
Before starting his jewellery house in 2010, Jordan had a storied background in design. After moving from Sydney to London, he interned for Alexander McQueen, before heading back across the globe to become lead designer for denim brand Ksubi. He then returned to Europe to join the design team at Dior Homme, ahead of launching his own line. And while Jordan’s business was born in London, since 2013 it’s been based in New York. Following collaborations with Georg Jensen, Swarovski, and Gemfields, Jordan continues to push the boundaries of jewellery in his designs. “I try to capture a feeling or movement then translate it into wearable form,” he tells The Stone Set. “I want my jewelry to be a shifting movement captured in time.”
For pieces that are modern in their creation yet timeless in their appearance, Jordan is a designer to watch.