Throughout her life the award-winning designer Raliegh Goss has travelled the globe drawing inspiration from different cultures, artists and designers, from Matisse to Agnès B.
She spent her early childhood in Ibiza and the South of France and inherited a love of art and design from her mother, a designer. In 2008 Raliegh started her creative journey as a silversmith at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art. By her 19th birthday a year later, she had already completed a year-long apprenticeship as a goldsmith at the bench of a reputable Notting Hill jeweller.
Raliegh went on to study at Central Saint Martins and at City Lit to sharpen her business acumen. By 2011 she owned a private workshop in Geneva, making bespoke items for individual clients.
At Baselworld, she met Angus Law, her business counterpart, best friend and the man she now shares her life with. Angus began his career working at the Birmingham Mint, the oldest independent private mint in the world, before moving into 3D software, specialising in 3D CAD sculpting, Zbrush sculpting, 3D printing and casting. The pair moved back to London in 2014 when Raliegh went to work for Star Diamond, a Mayfair-based fine jeweller. She went on to design and launch the Astraeus collection for them at The Arts Club on Dover Street, receiving critical acclaim from The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair and Tatler, among others.
Raliegh and Angus joined their complementary creative forces and found a workshop in Hatton Garden and began making jewellery. In January 2017 they launched Raliegh Goss, predominantly creating jewellery for weddings. ‘I wanted to create a brand that people would want to return to time and time again,’ explains Raliegh. ‘We have formed a business that offers a bespoke service and one that is very human and makes luxury more accessible. We are wholesomely adaptable to our clientele
and their needs and that is what we hope will set us apart from more rigid luxury brands.’
Raliegh was soon becoming the brand of choice for younger people who were willing to step out of the confines of the current luxury marketplace. ‘We will continue to keep our team small and personal, with individuals who have encyclopaedic knowledge in the industry,’ says Raliegh, promising to keep introducing ‘chic and fun and more attainable’ fine jewellery collections.
Fashion influencers and well-known individuals, like Ellie Goulding, have already been seen wearing Raliegh Goss. Talking about Raliegh Goss’s bespoke bridal service, Raliegh says, ‘We’ve seen an increase in the trend of young couples wanting a hand in designing their own bridal jewellery. An engagement ring is a lifelong piece and a big spend for many, so creating individual bespoke items with the couple adds an element of romance.’ Raliegh Goss is currently making an engagement ring featuring a rare natural fancy white diamond, which is snow white and opalescent in colour. ‘It’s wonderful to be able to guide people toward their choice with our in depth knowledge of gem stones and precious metals.’
RALIEGH GOSS 15 GREVILLE STREET, LONDON, EC1N 8SQ +44 (0)20 7242 5400