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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…

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Loco for Rococo! The Fabergé Rococo Collection

By Chere Di Boscio Using its heritage and history as a guide, one of the world’s most iconic jewellery brands, Fabergé has recently introduced its Fabergé Rococo collection. Re-interpreting opulent rococo style with a modern twist, the collection takes its inspiration…

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Californian Reclamation: Tiffany Kunz Jewellery

Forget about knitting and making soup: Tiffany Kunz’s grandmother, who went by the intriguing name of Ruth LaGrandeur, inspired her grand-daughter with her  jewellery designing and lapidary skills. Today, Kunz creates chic accessories from  locally sourced, reclaimed bronze and silver…

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Armenta Jewellery: Strong Duende

By Cailyn Cox The philosophy behind Armenta jewellery is simple: helping underprivileged people through education. Hailing from a family of artists, the founder of the company, Emily Armenta was filled with passion for jewellery from a young age, but…

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Telling Stories: Pippa Small Jewellery

By Chere Di Boscio A bit of a pack rat, Canadian born, British based jewellery designer Pippa Small has long stocked a houseful of cultural artefacts gleaned from her travels. Even as a little girl, Pippa collected gems, shells,  minerals,…

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Helena Christensen + Shamballa Jewels = Smiles

By Arwa Lodhi Shamballa Jewels has had the fabulous idea of asking one of the world’s most creative supermodels to design a bracelet for charity. International supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen has produced a one-of-a-kind Shamballa bracelet featuring the…

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Inspired by Nature: Kevia Jewellery

By Arwa Lodhi Those who know that jewellery can be both beautiful and sustainable are probably fans of Kevia Jewellery. Kevia Jeffrey-West not only creates 100% eco-friendly jewellery, but the well-known designer also implemented practices into her business that…

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Fashion Stars: Valentino Zodiac Necklace

By Arwa Lodhi Valentino, our favourite high-fashion brand with a sustainable edge, has just created the most divine collection: the Valentino Zodiac necklace. Why sustainable, you may ask? Well, none other than Greenpeace has lauded the fashion house for…

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Lea Seydoux Charms in Chopard

By Arwa Lodhi Lea Seydoux charmed in ethically sourced Chopard jewellery on the red carpet of the 2014 BAFTA awards at the The Royal Opera House in London, England, on February 16th of this year. The ‘Blue is The…

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People Power: Saskia Diez

By Diane Small Saskia Diez is undoubtedly a ‘people person’. The accessories designer founded her label in 2007, and based its growth very much on personal relationships, such as those between her and one of the women who produces…

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Creative Creepy Crawlies: Rachel Entwistle

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Whether interpreting beetles, bones or black widows, nature is at the heart of the works of the London based jewellery designer Rachel Entwistle. Her exquisite pieces draw fully from natural history, entomology, symbolism and mythology through a…

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Follow Your Hisia! Hissia Ethical Jewellery

By Diane Small The term ‘hisia’ means ’emotion, feeling and passion’ in Swahili, and it is exactly these qualities that Hissia Jewellery’s founder, Beatriz Vergara, hopes to inspire through her ethical jewellery line. Produced in exotic locales including Western Africa,…

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Brilliant Earth, Brilliant Jewellery

By Diane Small Beth Gerstein knows how hard it is to find ethical jewellery. When her boyfriend (now husband) Alex proposed, they searched everywhere for a conflict free diamond, and came up with nothing they liked.  Impassioned with the…

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The Pearly King: Mikimoto

By Chere Di Boscio If you ever doubted the power of pearls, consider this story: so greatly have pearls been valued over time, they have even changed history. After accepting Cleopatra’s wager that she could consume the wealth of…

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So Cool: Soko Jewellery

By Chere Di Boscio Imagine you’re a really talented jewellery designer. People love your stuff and want to buy it, but you can’t get a bank account for people to pay you. Plus, you have no computer access, so…

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Shot through the Heart: LoveBullets

By Diane Small It all started with a wonderful fantasy. Lovebullets’ Artistic Director, Martin Jegede once wrote a story about five superheroes who could stop bullets with positivity and beauty. Rather than making it to the silver screen as…

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Branka Dancevska: Global Warning

By Daniela Milosheska Branka Dancevska is beyond question, one of the best jewellers currently working in Skopje, Macedonia. But the sculptor and art school graduate does more than just make pretty accessories: she also aims to save the Earth…

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Arabel Lebrusan: Arabesque Beauty

By Diane Small Although Arabel Lebrusan’s signature design element is the use of traditional Spanish filigree, there can be no doubt that the roots of this lie in old Andalucia and the Arab culture that Spain absorbed. Given the complexity…