PS: And what is the best thing?
Laura: Being able to genuinely say that I LOVE my job. It is hard work and sometimes I still feel completely out of my comfort zone, but I love that. I have a lot of creative freedom with ToniMay and I think it's that creative outlet that keeps me really inspired.
PS: When did you launch your finery collection?
Laura: We launched our Finery and Bespoke pieces in May this year, around the same time that we opened our first flagship boutique in Paddington.
PS: The collection is full of such unique, special pieces . . . You obviously felt there was a gap for your non-traditional engagement rings?
Laura: I have always designed jewellery that I love and wear, and I was thinking about what type of engagement ring I would want. That question kind of stopped me in my tracks a little, as I'm not your traditional white diamond sort of girl, which got me thinking there must be so many other women out there who similarly want something unique. There are so many incredibly special precious and semi-precious stones out there that are overlooked and I really want to shine a light on their beauty as an alternate forever-piece.