Sunday, 30 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
The story of British jewellery designer Mary Otty is tainted with sadness, but is also a success. Mary and her husband left Bristol in 1999, emigrating to New Zealand where the two of them hand-made gorgeous stack rings in silver and gold, studded with gemstones and diamonds. Sadly, Mary passed away in 2004, but her husband continues to hand-made her striking, organic-feeling stack rings in their back garden workshop. You can find the rings stocked across the UK, in a never-ending array of stones and colourways.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
With silver and goldsmith training under renowned jewellery designer Georg Jensen, Lene's work has a quality found only in such handmade pieces. You can really see the love and time spent on her designs - Lene and just one assistant make all the pieces in their Copenhagen shop-come-workshop.
18ct yellow gold drop earrings, set with green citrine flat briolettes
Her designs are made from matt-finished 18ct yellow gold, and feature baroque pearls, diamonds and paler coloured gemstones. Her style has a unique edge rarely found in jewellery design nowadays; it's both organic and luxurious; quirky yet precious; detailed yet bold.