Alison's passion for jewellery and design started while studying Fashion Design in Southampton messing about with using brass and copper to make buttons for garments. This lead Alison to pursue her interest in jewellery further, to Birmingham to study at the School of Jewellery in the Jewellery Quarter. After qualifying and taking a year out to travel through Asia and Australia, Alison worked in London for a number of large and small jewellery businesses. Her love for a man then took her to Hereford where she worked for an independant jeweller in the workshop and shop. During this time she launched her first Silver Jewellery Collection called 'Original' in 1997. Since then Alison has packed in many achievements, as well as continuing her jewellery she has brought up three boys but has never stopped designing, making and teaching jewellery.