Ever since Vogue reported that nautical-themed jewellery was set to be big this summer, I've been keeping an eye out for any pieces containing pretty pearls, blue gems and iridescent shells.
Those who want to give a subtle but colourful nod to the sea trend will love the ocean-blue hues that can be found in Philippe Ferrandis's collection, while fans of statement jewellery won't go unnoticed in these offbeat fish pendant earrings from my long-time favourite, Ayala Bar. Madrid-based designer, Ricardo Douahi, features sea colours in these nature-inspired, hand-embroidered earrings that recall beautiful ocean flora.
Need something more flamboyant? I was pleased to discover that my latest delivery of Askew London jewellery contained a number of marine inspired pieces, each one replete with the usual Askew sparkle, detail and decoration. While Sue Askew's work is admired by designer jewellery fans worldwide, each of these pieces is part of a very limited run, making them perfect for those who want something that's both high-fashion and one-of-a-kind. These three are fit for a mermaid princess:
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I have just had a fabulous new delivery in from Askew London, just in time for Christmas.
Susan Askew's signature animals and insects have made a return with beautiful earrings with lions, cats, frogs, rainbow owls, falcons, swallows and of course, bees, all encrusted with vintage stones and crystals. Each delivery of Askew is a complete surprise, as Susan designs and makes her jewellery in conjunction with what vintage stones and beads she has at any one time, and we are NEVER disappointed!
Her show-stopping necklaces are embellished with vintage glass stones in an array of colours, which are perfect for the festive season, as well as heavily encrusted brooches.
However, don't delay, as Askew London usually flies out as quickly as it arrives…
Nothing creates more excitement at the shop than a delivery of Askew London. Apart from the fact that we never know what we're going to receive - Sue Askew makes each one-off and unique piece by hand from vintage stones - one thing we can guarantee is that every item will be exquisite. As usual, our last package did not disappoint, so here is a little taster of some of the stunning earrings we have just put out on display.
If you love green, we are convinced that you will love these Jadeite Peking Glass Pagoda Earrings (above), and the Round Peking Glass Earrings (below). Other favourites include the Opaline Drop Swallow Earrings and the stunning Owl Leaf Fringe Earrings.
If you love them as much as we do, please don't delay, as these pieces rarely hang around for long!