Promises Promises is a collection of beautiful, graphic, modern jewellery, informed by a constant curiosity about the world around us. Our process is led by experimentation, incorporating modern and traditional processes to create something you haven’t seen before.
Created as a labour of love by designer Victoria Myatt, Promises Promises was born in 2014, following Victoria's 8 year stint at a luxury accessories label. The name Promises Promises alludes to the promises we all make to ourselves, from ‘I’m going to be an astronaut’ to 'I’m going to go for a run tonight’, and the optimism and hope this represents in our lives.
This optimism drives Victoria's passion for the brand “When I started Promises Promises, it was because I wanted to keep my own promise to myself. I’ve been a maker for as long as I can remember, and it was time to start creating things that I was truly passionate about. So I called my jewellery brand Promises Promises as a reminder to treasure all those intentions that lead to the life you want”.
Innovation and craft are at the heart of Promises Promises. Launched in October 2016, the ‘Structure’ collection is inspired by revealing the hidden structures that make up the world around us. The shapes used in the collection came from the insides of cells and the skeletons of buildings; apparently solid, but created by a matrix of structure and space.
For this collection, we developed coloured, two tone stones using a composite similar to Jesmonite concrete. The different colours are hand dyed before being cast together in a mould to give a unique ombre effect. Metal elements are laser cut for precise graphic shapes, before being finished and layered by hand with the stone elements to create each final piece.
“I’ve always been inspired by the contrast of the natural and man made. For this collection it was important to me to achieve an offset of the polished metal against a natural, stone texture. Experimenting with Jesmonite allowed these finishes in the geometric shapes and statement colours I love.” Victoria Myatt