In her work, jewellery designer Holly Ryan manages to take the visual talking points of every season, marry them to her ongoing fascination with both architecture and the representation of the natural world in design, and create pieces we immediately value as those things we call ‘must haves’.
Holly Ryan’s eponymous jewellery label, established in 2011, was born out of a need for simplistic and contemporary jewellery that is timeless, yet unique. Best known for her signature style of ‘polished organic minimalism’, Holly designs with restraint in mind, hacking away at the inessentials; a subtractive creative process governed by her inherent understanding of scale.
Holly has the ability to make her pieces both irreverent and seasonally relevant. This is important, because she makes every piece by hand in her Coolum Beach and Brisbane studios from locally sourced sustainably produced materials.
Holly completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fashion Design in 2010 at QUT. She launched her jewellery label soon after in 2011, having been taught the art of silver smithing by her parents who both studied in Mexico in the 80’s.
Holly has created jewellery to compliment clothing collections by designers such as Camilla and Marc, Yeojin Bae, Karla Spetic and Jamie Ashkar for their MBFWA runway shows and campaigns. Her work has featured in Vogue, I.D., Harpers Bazaar, Russh, Oyster, Unconditional, L'Officiel, Marie Claire and Instyle among others. Holly's jewellery is loved by bloggers and has a growing celebrity client base including Amanda Shadforth of Oracle Fox, Lisa Aiken of Net-A-Porter, Phoebe Tonkin, Lara Worthington, Sara Donaldson, Maja Wyh, Christiane Spangsberg, Margaret Zhang and Alexandra Spencer.