Daphne Krinos is inspired by London, where she lives. She works directly with metal, the material with which she feels most at ease. Several collections are designed using stones as a starting point, exploring different methods to hold them in order to show their best potential. This sometimes involves using traditional setting techniques, but occasionally pushes Krinos to be more inventive. She loves gold for its light absorbing quality when it is unpolished. When silver is used, it is usually heavily oxidised, reminiscent of ironwork, giving her jewellery a graphic, drawing-like quality and which accentuates the colours of the stones she uses.