Hi Loves! Today I was honoured to attend the CMJ Media Spring 2015 Jewellery Press Preview at the lovely Ham Yard Hotel's Orangery in Soho. What lush collections they had on display! It was hard to choose a favourite and I definitely had some jewel envy more than once during my visit. So without further adieu, here are just a few of my favourites. I hope you can check out each brand yourself and gents - these would make fabulous Valentine's Day gifts and/or engagement gifts... Yes, before you know it, spring will be upon us!
Marco Bicego is an Italian jeweller. His website says it best -
"I have always believed in quality and in the secrets of Italian jewelry. The Marco Bicego brand combines old world tradition with contemporary design and conveys the typical values and details of Made in Italy. The distinct uniqueness of my timeless jewels can be described through artisanal craftsmanship and imperfect shapes, always made in 18 karat gold."
You can find his work online and at numerous boutiques throughout Europe including London shops - Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
Alexis Dove - A British Designer - was the next jeweller and one whose collection I was already familiar with. She makes solid silver pendants including the little owl pendant that I was thrilled and so grateful to receive. What I especially love about these pendants of hers are that despite the weight and size, there is a delicacy and timelessness about each piece accentuated by the ribbon chain. It could have easily been worn by any of Jane Austen's heroines as it could be worn today by any fashion forward lady.
Alexis also creates bespoke pieces such as unique engagement and wedding rings! Her pieces can be purchased online or in store at their Sussex boutique.
Endless Jewelry - a Danish company - is trendy and happening with ties to Pandora Jewellery hence the reason you might notice some similarities when looking at their charms. They have recently started to collaborate with Jennifer Lopez on a range of reasonably priced bracelets and charms.
I especially liked the "endless love" charm.
The brand can be found in stores throughout Europe and North America.
Next up was Sushilla Jewellery. Sushilla Done is a well-travelled lady who has been inspired by vibrant colours and the natural textures of uncut, unpolished stones. She regularly travels to India where her jewels are sourced and designed.
Just look at the intricacy and colours in these semi-precious stones. Obviously photos cannot capture the true beauty of these stones. These stones are allowed to shine and speak for themselves with simplistic but classic and romantic settings. The chains and settings are silver with micron gold platting.
You can look at Sushilla's lovely collection online and they are also available for purchase in stores such as Anthropologie.
Lastly check out the gorgeous 18ct. yellow gold on sterling silver collection from Zimbabwean designer Joanna Boyen's Biiju Jewellery.
All Biiju pieces are customisable and what is really cool is that each piece is interchangeable meaning you can mix them up to match your mood or the occasion.
Aren't these all such lovely pieces? Gents -- take note! And ladies, time to start your wish list because as crazy as it might sound, spring will be upon us before we know it. And if you are still wondering what to get someone for Christmas and the holidays, all these companies have some lovely pieces available to purchase from their current collections. Enjoy!!