The variety in Philippe Ferrandis's work is amazing: his new 'Polynesia' range is completely different in style and and feel to all his other collections. There's no hint of sparkle in this line, and no faceted glass: instead, the jewellery is entirely made up of smooth, entirely opaque beads with a gently polished finish. The 20th century influences are immediately recognisable: the rounded, simple daisy shapes are very reminiscent of the 1960s flower-child movement, while the strings of uniform, outsized beads are pure '50s. The corals and salmon shades featured, meanwhile, are very 1940s - It's impossible to associate this brilliantly designed jewellery with just one era.
The smooth glass beads in this piece's central flower pendant are fixed into a metal setting, meaning the necklace sits flat and keeps its shape. These pieces are clearly inspired by the pop-it beads of the 1950s (below).
This season, Philippe Ferrandis is the 'King' of the Swarovski crystal! Earrings are glittering with them whilst necklaces are studded in pretty shades of blue, green, turquoise, pink, purple and red. What could be more glamorous for spring?
Handmade at his studio in Paris, each Philippe Ferrandis piece is exquisitely made, and with names such as 'Waldorf' and 'Plaza', it's not hard to guess that his inspiration came from the glamour set and starlets of decades past.
So whether you opt for a pair of Swarovski twinkling earrings or a show-stopping necklace, not only will these pieces carry you right through to summer, but they are guaranteed to earn a permanent place in your jewellery box.