A UNIQUE jewellery brand inspired by nature has launched an impressive online store from its Warrington base.

Claire de Bézenac, from Stockton Heath, has created a range of modern, high end jewellery, made with just wood and silver.

The brand, Silverwood, prides itself on simplicity, using its materials to create both delicate and statement accessories.

Claire said: "I was looking at creating something quite original and minimalistic, and I've never found anything including both wood and the silver.

"It's been something I've wanted to do for a while.

"I have an interest in the fashion industry so I gravitated towards that naturally.

"It's been more of a hobby for a while, but over the past 18 months it has turned into a business."

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The 43-year-old was inspired by nature and wanted to bring out the beauty of her materials.

She explained: "Nature was the starting point but at the same time I wanted to keep it very simple with clean lines.

"I was trying to do something quite unique."

Thanks to her choice of natural products, Silverwood jewellery is one-of-a-kind, as each piece of wood offers a slightly different colour and grain.

The brand is also aiming to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

All the woods are ethically and responsibly sourced and no harsh chemicals are used to put together the jewellery.

It also has a small carbon footprint with all production staying in the UK.

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Claire said: "Working with nearby jewellers, that's been the key.

"We're keeping it local and that's been a whole part of the development.

"It is designed here in Warrington by myself and we work with woodturners in Cheshire and Kent and jewellers in Manchester.

"It's all about the quality and it is something really new and unique.

"We go to great lengths to keep it natural and local, but still to give that high quality of finish."

The Silverwood range includes earrings, necklaces, bangles, cufflinks, rings and a men's collection.

For more information, visit the Silverwood website at mysilverwood.co.