City: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Region: North East

QuayStones is the brainchild of Vanessa Priest who has more than 40 years experience in the jewellery industry: designing, making, marketing and teaching. Her designs are inspired by the sea, coastline and fauna of Northumberland; often including pearls and semi-precious stones. Every item is made in her new home town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. All QuayStones jewellery is made from reclaimed metals, each item is hallmarked and comes in branded eco-friendly packaging.

In 2023 the company showed at Spring Fair for the first time and was selected as a finalist in both the NAJ Designer of the Year and Retail Jewellery Emerging Designer of the Year 2023 Awards. At Spring Fair 2024 she introduced the option to buy designs in an 18k yellow gold plated finish and one-of-a-kind beaded designs.