A splash of statement jewellery is the easiest way to update your look. More intimate than other accessories, and often starting at a more affordable price point than clothing, designer jewellery is an investment that will deliver time and time again.
Whether you’re searching for a perfect christmas gift, or simply want to stay ahead of the pack, forget the usual suspects and instead read our guide to the need-to-know jewellery designers this year.
URiBE is a new London-based jewellery brand by husband and wife duo Sion and Tiffany Phillips. Having worked with Chanel, Loewe, KENZO, Maison Michael, Tiffany brings a strong design ethos to the brand, whereas husband Sion utilises his background in advertising, working with clients such as Stella Artois, Nike and BMW to the fore. The result? Organic, playful and modern design that puts movement at the heart of the pieces.
Bespoke jewellery designer Joy Bonfield Colombara offers a fresh approach to the medium, one which integrates sculpture and traditional jewellery practice together to offer fine art led creations. Her work is a hybrid of classical and contemporary, and each project fuses philosophy and imagination, to great effect. Previous projects have included ‘I’m all Ears’ listening aids and ‘Fragments’ – rings designed from classical statues, rendered in deconstructed forms.
Meet the Milan-based jewellery brand from designer Giusy Liguori. Coming from a long line of jewellers – her grandparents opened their first store in 1958 – Giusy Ligouri has design in her DNA, and it shows. Expect gothic and neoclassical pieces, intricately rendered in silver, with rose, black and gold plating.
Marrying the unexpected is Frances Wadsworth-Jones’ forte, and she most notably combines minute ants with diamonds and pearls. The London-based jewellery designer brings a new sense of humour to fine jewellery, inviting the wearer to embrace a more playful side of haute-design. Read our interview with Frances Wadsworth-Jones here.
Fallon designer Dana Lorenz launched her brand in 2008 and has enjoyed ample success, collaborating with designers such as Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung and Opening Ceremony. She has also made custom pieces for major stars such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Sarah Jessica Parker. If you’re looking for an on-trend choker to wear this season, meet your dream brand.
Considered to be one of the most exciting British brands on the map, J.W.Anderson has nailed the label’s jewellery offer. Ensuring that the hybrid, futuristic aesthetic of the brand is embodied in these statement pieces, J.W.Anderson jewellery is a perfect way to update your wardrobe for the new year.
Starting with a single bracelet in 2008, Miami-based brand Miansai has since evolved to become a much-lusted after label, stocked in 40 countries around the world. Dedicated to the hand-made ethos that it began with, the designers at Miansai emphasise form and material, creating organic and easy-to-wear pieces.