Jacqueline Mina studied jewellery at Hornsey and the Royal College of Art, London. She was the winner of the Jerwood Prize for Jewellery in 2000. Her technical accomplishment in manipulating precious metals is combined with a fine, painterly eye. Sources of inspiration include Venetian Palazzo Fortuny with its textile drapes, devoré velvet with their patterns etched away. I love how she merges platinum with gold.