In My Shoes: Ruth Aymer Marten

Ruth Aymer Marten is a London born, Afro-Carribean British jeweller and founder of AYMER MARIA. Her debut jewellery collection launched in 2021, inspired by elements of ancient architecture. Her next collection is inspired by her West African heritage, creating a distinguished and innovative aesthetic. Her pieces have been featured in the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue Italia. AYMER MARIA has recently launched in Liberty London. Follow @ruthaymarten

Tell us about you:
My name is Ruth Aymer Marten and I have been passionate about jewellery design from a young age. Heavily influenced by my mother's jewellery and from my West African heritage, where gold holds great cultural significance, I grew up being greatly influenced by the architectural beauty around me in London. I was always going to pursue a career in jewellery design inspired by architecture.

How do you start your day?
My day starts with hugs from my husband, a shared coffee or herbal tea together. Starting the day together sets the day right for me.

What is your fashion philosophy?
To always express who you truly are. Find colours, cuts and textures that expose your inner sensibilities and what feelings towards the aesthetic ring true to you as an individual.

Can you share a styling trick with us?
Accessories are the glue to any outfit!

Who inspires you?
My mother inspires me beyond words.

How do you unwind?
At home, with a lit candle sketching a new design for a bespoke project or new collection, with some Jazz or Blues playing.

If you could visit anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be?
Straight back out to Kenya on safari; being surrounded by lions is the most surreal and beautiful experience.

Can you tell us something you discovered recently?
I recently discovered Procreate which helps in creating new designs.

What is the best part of your job?
Bringing to life a clients vision and making it into an accessible piece of jewellery they or their loved on can treasure.

Which shoes do you love this season?
The Gold metallic Elba are perfect for going from your desk to dinner.

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