Press Clippings and News

Caitriona Balfe, star of Outlander wearing one of Maria's pieces for a Tatler photoshoot


A necklace inspired by Aboriginal Australian Art for the forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum:

The BP exhibition
Indigenous Australia:
enduring civilisation

23 April – 2 August 2015


A piece of the collection Maria did for The British Museum exhibition:

Ming: 50 years that changed China


One of Maria's necklaces for The British Museum exhibition "Beyond El Dorado": Power and gold in ancient Colombia

October 17 2013


On 17 October 2013, Maria had a two page article/profile in the People Pull Out section of Caretas magazine, a national weekly Peruvian magazine after the style of Time or Newsweek.
Independently owned, it has survived 8 attempts by different governments to shut it down.

To see full article in Spanish click here:

To see translation click here:

caretas translation.htm



Bridget Kendall, BBC diplomatic correspondent.

BBC News 2013


As part of the run up to the Olympic games, the BBC has made 12 short films called “World on a Plate”, celebrating London's international population. They asked some of the people who live here to tell their stories - and to choose the food that reminds them of their roots.

Maria was one of the people approached to contribute to this. A radio version was broadcast on the BBC World Service on July 9 2012, and the two minute film can finally be seen by clicking on the link below.

We hope that you enjoy it!

Outlook, BBC World Service

Rachel Elnaugh from Dragon's Den wearing one of Maria's necklaces


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Jeweller magazine, April 2011

Spector has created a collection which brings the opal right to the forefront of contemporary jewellery design.



March 5, 2011

Ruth Rendell wearing one of Maria's pieces on BBC2: "The Books We Really Read": A Culture Show Special.

January, 2011

Nominated for Craft & Design Selected Award



Retail Jeweller, August 2010

Maria Helena Spector commissioned by Tate. Peruvian jewellery designer Maria Helena Spector has been commissioned by the Tate Gallery to design a jewellery collection for the exhibition Gauguin: Maker of Myth, which will open this autumn.


July, 2010

Margaret Hodge MP wearing one of Maria's pieces on BBC2, "Newsnight"




Retail Jeweller, November 2007
"Shaping up nicely. Maria Helena Spector forges sterling silver on to hand-finished gemstones to follow each stone's natural shape."
Jewellery in Britain, June 2007
"LJE at Summer Fair. The London Jewellery Exports Stand will feature some of the capital's brightest young jewellery talent, including Maria Helena Spector."
Retail Jeweller, June 2007
"Summer Sparkle. Maria Helena Spector makes original, hand crafted jewellery."
Time Out, February 2007
"One Day Designers Sale at Craft Central. Look out for Peruvian designer Maria Helena Spector's chunky necklaces of agate and coral."
Retail Jeweller, May 2008
"Hot Rocks. Maria Helena Spector uses a wide range of unusual materials in her Hot Rocks collection of neckwear. A particular speciality is melting silver on to the stones used and following their physical shape to enchance their natural characteristics."
Coutts London Jewellery Week, June 2008 Official Participant.
Catalogue, Inside Page, "Grey Lava by Maria Spector at Cabbages and Frocks"
Tatler, June 2007
Fashion Spread