Maggie Owen founded the business in 2003 in Steep, Hampshire. It was conceived as an interface between the most exciting, talented and innovative designers working in the world of costume jewellery today and the retail sector.
"The story of the business started in the south of France with buying a necklace - Perpignan, winter 2001. The boutique was named 'Nomad', long gone. Six months later I re-visited and bought a second necklace which was an exceptional design and had the same distinctive feel. Luckily Philippe Ferrandis signs each piece and I was able to find him. That first meeting in Paris, which I remember so vividly, was to become the start of a working relationship which now spans many years. This renowned Parisian designer is showcased at 13 Rugby Street, an association of which I am most proud."
"Indeed I am proud of my association with all my designers, Anton Heunis whose studio is in Madrid, Stefanie Freydont who designs in her studio on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Patrice from Florida, Simon Harrison, Karin Andreasson and Justina Budraityte who all work in London, to name but a few."