Born in Northern Ireland, Nicole discovered her passion for jewellery design at age 18 and moved to Scotland to study her BA(Hons) Degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, at the prestigious Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art. During her time there she exhibited work in many galleries around the UK. In 2007 she won the Precious Metal Bursary Award as well as a Scholarship to study jewellery design at the famous Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in America.
After graduation she began working as a jeweller for a well-known independent jewellery house, Thomas Goldsmiths, on the North West coast of Ireland, where she worked for 7 years under master goldsmith David Thomas. It was here that Nicole discovered her passion for 3D CAD Design becoming proficient in using Matrix and Gemvision.
In 2014 Nicole emigrated to Australia, joining the Larsen team in Sydney and has since completed her Diploma in Practical Diamond Grading at the Gemmological Association of Australia.
Nicole enjoys building strong, long-term relationships with her clients.