Rodney started in the jewellery industry when he was 18 years old, working for a very traditional British jewellry house in his home town of Norwich. Over the course of the next 8 years Rodney moved to London to work for one of the top retailers of fine European jewels. Here he was exposed to the very best of British, French and Italian designs. In 1981 Rodney launched his own brand of jewellry. Rodney's career soared. At the the COUTURE show in 2003, 2004 and 2005 in Phoenix, USA, Rodney won the "Town and Country Couture Design Award" for the "Best Jewellery Design in Coloured Gemstones. This is the premier coloured stone jewellery award in America.