Lila Stern-Shewry was born in Israel in 1954 in a Kibbutz in the Jordan Valley.
Her childhood was influenced by the nature around her, and being one of the first children in the Kibbutz that had just been built, there were a lot of characters from all around the World and her very enthusiastic parents affected her upbringing in searching for different form and experience in life.
Lila Stern-Shewry was studying Philosophy, Literature, Drama, Painting and Occult studies such as Astrology and palmistry. One day she was walking in the street and she heard an inside voice very clearly telling her ‘Go study the art of jewellery!’ So she went. In 1990 she finished a certificate course for Jewellery and Silversmithing at the College of Technology, Jerusalem.
In 1991 she moved with her family to England and started designing and making jewellery. Her main selling venues are craft fairs during the year. When not at events, Lila also sells in her gallery on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In the Summer months both Lila Stern-Shewry and her husband Andy attend and sell at the different festivals. They love where they live in a rural place that gives Lila Stern-Shewry the inspiration and the silence of the nature to create her unusual and contemporary jewellery pieces.
Lila also designs bespoke wedding or engagement rings, as well as other jewellery for the Bride and Groom, such as necklaces, tiaras, earrings and cuffinks.