Lawrence Gibson was brought up in the hamlet of Nantithet on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.
He relocated to pursue a three-year degree course in Industrial Design which was followed by working in the model-making business. Here he learnt new techniques and processes which lent themselves to the design and manufacture of jewellery.
Having worked partly on jewellery design for a few years, Koa Jewellery was finally born in 2010. New forms took inspiration from the UK coast, its beautiful coves and beaches,
fishing harbours and surf culture.