Behind Blue Almonds is Anna Koskowska - a self-taught jewellery artist living and working in the Scottish Highlands in her home studio. A couple of years ago she decided to follow her dream and set up an independent business as a jewellery designer and a craft woman. In her native Polish language “thinking of blue almonds” means the same as the English expression “to have a head in the clouds” and she believes dreaming is always a part of the creative process.
Anna holds MSc degrees in horticulture and in environmental management. Her designs are greatly inspired by the nature and by the dramatic Scottish countryside. Some of her designs are also inspired by the Art Nouveau - her favourite style in art. In her creations she strives to use natural and unique gemstones, which were not colour enhanced or dyed. All her jewellery is handcrafted from scratch with patience and love in the wire-wrapping technique, and every piece is one-of-a-kind.