Candy Colours

I’ve always had a weak spot for Smarties, I find it impossible to resist these colourful chocolate-filled sweets. Unfortunately my budget only stretches to the chocolate kind, and not to these sweet looking Smarties rings by Solange Azagury-Partridge.

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Images courtesy of solangeazagurypartridge.com


What Constitutes Good Jewellery Design?

No offense to Daisy Lowe, who I’m sure is lovely, but after seeing her collection for Swarovski it amazes me what you can get away with if you’re a so called celebrity. There are so many talented jewellery designers out there and this is what the fashion world choose to showcase…très triste!

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The Crystal Playground: Daisy Lowe and Swarovski Crystallized


Well said William Morris

Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung.

William Morris


Ain’t It Funny

Three fun-loving necklaces by the brilliant Ela Bauer.

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Images courtesy of elabauer.com


A Diamond in the Rough

Rough diamonds set in recycled gold. According to Todd Reed the idea behind his jewellery started “as a way to question society about the idea of perceived value. In particular how value and perceived value relate to ideas of beauty or perfection that have become norms of society”. I like his way of thinking…

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Images courtesy of toddreed.com


As Good as It Gets

It’s impossible not to admire jewellery designer extraordinaire Wallace Chan for his amazing craftsmanship and mind-blowing eye for detail.

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Images courtesy of wallace-chan.com


Help Haiti

Alexis Bittar is donating 100% of the sales taking place on his website until Friday this week to Catholic Relief Services for Haiti Relief. Purchasing something from the site is a great way to help a nation in need and at the same time acquire a nice piece of jewellery (the pieces in his Lucite collection are my favorites).

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Images courtesy of alexisbittar.com