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Grace in Geometry: Jewellery design duo Shimell & Madden

I love looking at a person’s handwriting. The flourish, scale, weight and care that the individual gives each word says so much about them, that I find it intensely personal and revealing (non-descript, changeable scrawl or basic printing in capitals acts as a warning, and is hugely unattractive to me). It is also relatively easy...

Parisian Cool: New Jewellery Designer Charlotte Chesnais

After an illustrious career working as a stylist and designer in the world of high fashion (including Balenciaga, Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné), Parisian Charlotte Desnais has launched her own collection of jewellery under her own name. Sinewy, sculptural gold wraps itself around the wrists and ears, whilst at once remaining minimal in its feel whilst...

Cool Jewel: New collection from Tomasz Donocik

An electric new direction by top London based fine jeweller Tomasz Donocik, these earrings from the new Electric Nights collection are this week’s Cool Jewel. Featuring a neon-inspired palette of amethysts, tanzanites, iolites, sapphires and topaz baguettes, these convertible earrings (you can remove the long drops to create graphic ear cuffs) are top of our list. We...

London Fashion Week AW15 Jewellery Highlights

London Fashion Week AW15 is up and running, with Rock Vault, the fine jewellery showcase featuring the UK’s most exciting jewellery designers is back to its glittering best. After a slightly dark and gloomy setting last September, the sun shone into the white walled room at Somerset House this weekend to reveal the jewellers’ talents...

Cool Jewel: Emma Franklin Bespoke Engagement Ring

This week’s Cool Jewel, and a recent bespoke engagement ring designer discovery, is this ‘Structured’ diamond engagement ring by London jeweller Emma Franklin. Having just relaunched her website, Emma presents her beautiful, handmade creations in all their glory, including one-off bespoke pieces. With strong, architectural lines and Art Deco inspired silhouettes and settings, Emma’s work is...

Quick jewellery christmas gift guide

After being inundated with requests for help on buying beautiful jewellery presents, here’s our quick jewellery christmas gift guide featuring a few of our favourite pieces under £350. From chunky, slick signet rings, statement party earrings or chic minimalism, these are all available to buy online or in-store from some of London’s best independent jewellery designers...

Behind the Designs: Jewellery Designer Hattie Rickards

Continuing our ‘Behind the Designs’ series, where we interview prominent jewellery designers about their design processes and inspirations, we visited Hattie Rickards in her London home to rifle through her sketchbooks and photograph some of the beautiful pieces from her collections. Hattie Rickards set up her jewellery brand in 2010 after gaining experience working for high-profile jewellers...

New jewellery designer: Gee Woods

With the mantra ‘simple is better’, jewellery designer Gee Woods is a girl after my own heart. Using a simple, classic palette of gemstones, and subtle design twists – like the simple rotating centre of this ruby ring – her small ready-to-wear collection is full of pieces you could wear every day.Her belief in British...

London Fashion Week Jewellery: Rock Vault

Today the British Fashion Council announced this year’s Rock Vault jewellers who will present designs from their SS15 collections at this September’s London Fashion Week. Selected by a panel of industry experts, headed up by the awesome and pioneering jewellery designer Stephen Webster, the ten most innovative and exciting jewellery designers working in the UK...

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