BLOG NO 10
1st December 2011
The Invitations are arriving and it is Party time again! I love to add scarlet touches to my black evening clothes to make me feel festive and the Jazz Age pieces of jewellery in Art Deco style are perfect. I want to reassure you immediately that the coral is farmed apple coral from approved sources and does not come from precious coral reefs. Partnered with shiny black resin, silver and gold vermeil the pieces are stylish and eye catching.
For those who prefer the earlier Art Nouveau period, coral is also teamed with onyx in the Onyx and Coral Collection. These pieces of gilded coral and black onyx are party animals. An elegant pendant around your neck, long dangling earrings which swing as you walk, and a gilded ring on your finger. You can circle the room with confidence knowing that you look your best.
Black resin recreates the shine and elegance of traditional lacquer in the Japanese Lacquer Collection. The resin is edged with copper and decorated with 925 silver to create beautiful eyecatching pieces of museum quality. Cherry Blossom is much beloved in Japan where it is an omen of good fortune and a metaphor for the fleeting nature of life.
This Christmas I am introducing several ranges of gemstones from Jaipur. Deep purple Amethyst, lime green Peridot, and pale Blue Topaz which is as blue as the Indian Ocean. Smoky Topaz too which is such a stylish gemstone – subtle to wear for meetings with a sober suit, but coming into its own at night when it sparkles in candlelight. It is very gentle and looks beautiful worn by women with white hair.
There are some pretty pieces for young girls too. The multi Tourmaline drops necklace and bracelet are enchanting and would make a lovely Christmas present for the Daughter or a favourite Goddaughter.
Purple is definitely the fashion colour of the season and what better to set it off than some beautiful Amethyst gemstones? I have a great selection on the website – small cluster earrings which are like bunches of ripe grapes, beautiful rectangular earrings decorated with diamonds, drop Amethyst necklace and bracelet, and many more.
The swallows are gathering very late on the telegraph wires this year and soon they will be off, swirling around in a magical formation to return the following Spring. The Swallow brooch, earrings and pendant are lovely presents for a birdwatcher.