Jacqueline Cullen is a jeweller specialising in contemporary Whitby jet, a prehistoric black fossil ca. 180 million years old most commonly associated with Victorian mourning jewellery. Jacqueline is inspired by dramatic acts of nature, a placid sky ripped open by a slash of lightening, a volcano erupting, a cliff edge left jagged from erosion. Hiatuses inform her aesthetics and the interruption or breaking up of a bold, fluid form is central to her work where fractures, fissures and crevices release a luxurious cascade of textured gold or glittering diamonds.
For her most recent collection Jacqueline has taken a new creative direction inspired by the minimalism and geometry of the Bauhaus aesthetic designing a range of dramatic and angular faceted pieces with black diamond coated panels that highlight the drama found between light and shade. Jacqueline's Whitby jet collections have been featured in Vogue UK, Spain, Brazil and Italy, Vogue Gioiello, Harpar's Bazaar Brazil, China and UK, Elle Germany, Tatler, Financial Times, the FT How To Spend It, The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The New York Times, NYT Style magazine, The Independent, Glamour, Wallpaper* and on BBC TV and radio amongst others. Jacqueline has also been commissioned to make bespoke items for a number of major Hollywood films. She is also a featured designer in 'Drawing Jewels for Fashion' by Carol Woolton jewellery editor of Vogue UK.