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Why ALL Diamonds are Dirty Diamonds

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi “Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it!” sang Marilyn Monroe in “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” While newly engaged women flaunt their square and pear-cut rocks as some kind of proof…

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Jewels for Water by Dominic Jones

By Coral Brown The career of critically acclaimed jewellery designer Dominic Jones is itself embellished with achievements. He’s won the NEWGEN award five times, won Jewellery Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 2011, and even…

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Cleaner Than Diamonds: Sustainable Crystals

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Despite the initiation of the Kimberley process, purchasing diamonds ethically is still extremely difficult to do, not only for the environmental issues connected to the mining process, but also because it seems that Kimberley’s transparency isn’t as…

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Brand New Recycled Jewellery

By Marianna Tugareva Here’s a fact that’s not so brilliant: one tiny gold ring is responsible for some 20-60 tonnes of toxic waste, contaminating water resources and threatening the lives of the people involved. But fear not, lovers of…

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Killer Cool Eco Jewellery

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi They’ve always been a favourite with Goths and Rockers, but now snakes, skulls and other ‘scary’ themes in jewellery have gone mainstream. Frequently seen on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and even…

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Abraxas Rex: Rock God Jewellery

By Arwa Lodhi GNOTHI SEAUTON – KNOW THYSELF. That’s the motto of Abraxas Rex, the unique, almost mystical, jewellery company created by Paris Kain. Created under the same name as his breezy, Boho, hand-painted kimonos, Abraxas Rex jewellery couldn’t…

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Best Jewellery for Boho Babes

By Jasmine Hassall Combining feminine energy with the beauty of nature, Bohemian style will always be truly chic. Several characteristics drawn from different cultures–including African tribal and Nomadic Gypsy–strongly inspire this look, as does layering these accessories. Alternatively, you could…

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Plastic Fantastic: Gulnur Ozdaglar

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   Architects are a creative bunch, used to working with myriad materials, from concrete to wood, or in Gulnur Ozdaglar’s case, discarded plastic bottles. The Turkish architect, photographer, artist and jewellery designer upcycles PET bottles–basically old…

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Vintage Jewellery Goes Mainstream

By Arwa Lodhi Vintage jewellery is certainly having a moment. Once the mainstay of sentimental treasure hunters or hardcore vintage collectors, 50s cocktail rings, 20s enamel brooches, 70s disco earrings and much more have hit the mainstream shops. The…

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Very Rice: Francesca Mancini Jewellery

By Chere Di Boscio As a young girl, Francesca Mancini watched her father, a circuits designer, very carefully. She observed his tools, his techniques, and became fascinated with welding and metal work. But rather than becoming an electrician, she turned…