Maeve Gillies is a multi-award winning artist and designer who grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family of nationally acclaimed writers, academics and politicians. Her mother is Valerie Gillies, one of Scotland’s best loved poets. Her father is the renowned Celtic scholar William Gillies, Professor Emeritus of Edinburgh University.
Inspired by this rich heritage and the spectacular Scottish landscape, Maeve demonstrated considerable artistic and musical ability from an early age. Maeve’s passion for jewelry began at age 15 and she went on to earn degrees from Edinburgh College of Art and a Masters’ Degree from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. The designer went on to co-launch MaeVona, the award-winning New York City-based luxury brand of unique Celtic-inspired, innovative bridal jewelry.
Maeve has received numerous awards for her bridal jewelry, including three from the Royal Society for the Arts in London, four from the American JCK Jewelers Choice Awards, and the prestigious Town & Country COUTURE Award.
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