Georgina France, known as Georgie, met Arthur Gaskin while they were students at Birmingham School of Art. They started making jewellery in 1899 partly to supplement Arthur Gaskin’s income as a painter. At first, neither of them had any technical expertise but they shared a strong sense of design and colour. They learnt some skills such as enamelling and employed assistants to carry out others. Georgie Gaskin seems to have designed most of the jewellery while her husband undertook most of the enamelling. Both were involved in aspects of the making process.