Thursday, 8 October 2009

Designers: Missoma

Tomorrow Missoma will launch their new Elements collection - a playful charm based range which allows you to mix and match their designs to create a unique piece of your own. It really is about time I wrote about Missoma, because being based in London where there's a never ending supply of amazing jewellery talent, the Missoma girls are certainly standing proud. Their hard work is admirable and designs inimitable, so let me tell you more.

Michelle, Sophie and Marisa - the three designers behind Missoma

Missoma, a quirky yet memorable name, is a rather intriguing mix of its three designers' first names: Michele and her two daughters Marisa and Sophie. Together they design different ranges, each testament to their own styles - some are classic, others edgy and the most recent - Thorn and Shaka - very much fashion-led.

Multi-stone Shaka cuff, by Missoma. Image courtesy of

Shaka spike stud rings, set with (clockwise from top) rutillated quartz, rock crystal, chrysophrase and lapis lazuli. Image courtesy of 

The main themes in Missoma's designs are the use of gold vermeil (gold plating on a sterling silver base), and brightly coloured gemstones; everything from lapis lazuli and labradorite, to stunning green chrysophrase and deep red coral.

Hot Rox small hoop earrings, set with tourmaline, garnet and amethyst, by Missoma. Image courtesy of 

Hot Rox stacking rings, shown here (top to bottom) in chrysophrase, amethyst, citrine and blue chalcedony, all by Missoma. Image courtesy of 

Describing their designs as 'statement wherever you go', the girls are influenced by their travels to India, Morocco and Thailand and as a result their pieces are often feminine with a twist - Grecian cuffs complement art-deco style charms; rings have unusual claw settings while the necklaces are long and perfect for layering.

Stella long pendant necklace, with faceted amethyst. Image courtesy of


Long multi-stone, multi-charm Hot Rox necklace, by Missoma. Image courtesy of

With over 10 different collections they really do have something for any age, taste and style. I particularly love these earrings, below, from their recently launched Shaka collection, perfect with an LBD and vintage leather jacket!

Shaka spike hoop earring, by Missoma. Image courtesy of

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