About TVRRINI

Sculptural forms handcrafted in London.

With backgrounds in goldsmithing and arts, we design jewellery that has a contemporary, artistic identity. Our studio commits to making all pieces by hand as much as possible, expressing ideas through vibrant colours and shapes. 

greece photo collection from tvrrini archives 1994

Where it all began

Our studio is run by Bibi Cheung and Katerina Spinos, both with unique stories to share.

Bibi was born and raised in Hong Kong, moving to London in 1989 where she proceeded to study jewellery design and metalsmithing at Sir John Cass. Through sustained focus on the craft, she achieved more than twenty awards for excellence in design. Her national UK achievements have been recognised by De Beers, Goldsmiths Centre, the British Jewellery Association, and David Morris. During this time she launched a label carrying her name.

In 1996, Bibi graduated from the same institution with a Master's of Art in Applied and Visual Culture in Jewellery. Moving back to Hong Kong in 2000, Bibi taught jewellery classes and continued a private brand. It was through a further relocation to Thailand that led to what would become TVRRINI. 

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Bibi in 2019.

Development of the name

In 2017, Katerina joined Bibi to re-launch the brand under a different name. Both wanted to start a jewellery brand that reflected their multicultural influences gained through living in Hong Kong and England. 

We decided on the name Tvrrini (stylised TVRRINI and pronounced "Turrini"), hinting to an ancestor on our adopted Italian side, who was a jeweller in Turin. However, the name can be freely interpreted as we get inspired by different media, including ancient Greek sculpture, Chinese knotwork, and modern British graphics, and that is merely the beginning. Our designs reflect these varied sources while staying true to the art of goldsmithing.
Katerina wearing pendant from the Circle of Life collection (temporarily unavailable)

Katerina in 2021.

This has led Katerina as a second-generation maker in the family to explore different sides of her heritage. When creating campaigns, she unifies words and photography to shine a light on the stories behind our eclectic pieces. She graduated with an English degree from University of London and pursues silversmithing as well as writing and digital media creation at TVRRINI.

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Our backgrounds in goldsmithing and arts cross over all the time. The processes of sketching, painting, sculpting with wax or metal, creative writing, and photography are integral to each other. We invite you into each collection to discover how they are both current and an embrace of long-standing wear.

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 Images above all photographed by TVRRINI. 

*View the education and awards earned by Bibi below*

Education

Master of Arts – Applied Art and Visual Culture, Branding, High Jewellery Design and Manufacture
London Guildhall University (Sir John Cass)
1994 – 1996

Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction – Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, Branding, High Jewellery Design and Manufacture
London Guildhall University (Sir John Cass)
1994 – 1995

Extended study – Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, Diamond Mounting (Metal Work), Fine Jewellery Design, Precious Stone Setting & Hand Engraving
London Guildhall University (Sir John Cass)
1992 – 1994

Honours and Awards

First Prize – Fine Jewellery Design and Craftsmanship
1996 – British Jewellers’ Association (BJA)

First Prize – Fine Jewellery Design and Craftsmanship
1996 – The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

First Prize – Andrew Diamonds Design Award
1995 – Judged by De Beers Diamond International

First Prize – Corum watch bracelet design
1995 – Saunders and Shepherd’s

Second Prize – Fine Jewellery Design
1995 – David Morris Awards

1994 De Beers Diamond Engagement Ring Collection, sponsored by Boodle & Dunthorne
1994 – De Beers Diamonds International - The winning piece toured in a national exhibition in the UK, and was finally exhibited at Liberty’s of Regent Street, London.

First Prize – Fine Jewellery Design
1994 – David Morris

First Prize – Fine Jewellery Design and Craftsmanship
1994 – The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

First Prize – Pearl Jewellery Design
1994 – Jerwood Foundation

Second Prize – CORUM watch bracelet design competition
1994 – Saunders & Shepherd’s -- Bibi was invited and attended a “Celebratory dinner to mark 125th anniversary of Saunders & Shepherd”, at Goldsmith’s Hall, London.

Second Prize – Craftsmanship in Diamond Mounting
1994 – David Morris

Second Prize – Hand Engraving in Sterling Silver
1994 – Jerwood Foundation

Two designs selected for Swarovski Designers Scribble Book 1994
1994 – Daniel Swarovski

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