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A Flash of Neon

by Alexandra May | August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Philippe Ferrandis has provided us with the perfect way to bring summer warmth through to the colder seasons: his ultra-bright neon 'Bounty' range. These simple designs stand out due to his masterful use of distinct shapes, bold colour pops, and subtly contrasting finishes that see smooth opalescent crystal pieces paired with reflective faceted glass. The neutralising white stones are key: they prevent the pieces from looking too gaudy.

Their understated design means these bright pieces are surprisingly versatile. They look great against clothing in muted tones, monochrome outfits or perennially-stylish grey shades. To avoid overkill, stick to a just a few neon accents per outfit.

For a different look, innovative Spanish jeweller Anton Heunis makes these pretty neons, embellished with a frame of minute crystals:

Enjoy browsing!

Alexandra

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Aloha from Hawaii

by Alexandra May | July 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

Continental style by way of the Pacific Islands: my latest shipment from Philippe Ferrandis's Paris workshop draws its inspiration all the way from the shores of Hawaii. Philippe's celebrated skill with colourways sees the collection's soft blues, teals and sea greens contrasted and complemented with flashes of warm coral, pale lilacs and vivid limes to create a hazy, Hawaiian-postcard colour scheme.

The earrings in the collection, though simple and unfussy, are expertly designed: a milky, opaque glass stone sits atop a glistening, intricately cut swarovski and an extra-long iridescent resin teardrop with a textured surface completes the piece. 

This gorgeous, glowing jewellery deserves to shimmer in strong summer sunlight, whether at home in the city or on holiday at the beach. It's wonderfully light to wear, so the hook fittings will not weigh heavily on pierced ears, and the clip-on earrings feature rubber pads to ensure hours of comfortable wear.

This statement necklace, with its tessellating ovals, triangles and oblongs, is a perfect piece of colourful summer jewellery, with softened neons sitting alongside perennially-fashionable pastel shades. My personal favourite, though, is this bold collar, which Philippe has given a sharp, modern edge with the addition of a chunky silver chain. 

Enjoy browsing!

Alexandra

 

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BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

by Alexandra May | February 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

We have just received the most wonderful enamel butterfly and dragonfly brooches from Au Bout Des Reves. Formally known as Catherine Popescu, Au Bout De Reves have been designing retro-style enamel jewellery since 1992. Based in France, each piece is handmade from original stampings, discovered at the famous Paris flea market.

Each beautiful insect is embedded with Swarovski crystals and are so lightweight that most of them can be worn on silk. The colours are incredible with stunning lime green, red, turquoise, teal, hot pink and violet.

We love the fact that these beautiful old designs are being reproduced and not forgotten, keeping them alive for further generations to enjoy.

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