Less is more’ - a notion of simplicity that has been personified to perfection in the second women’s jewellery collection from Mateo. Born from the mind of Matthew ‘Mateo’ Harris, the 80 plus piece strong collection pulls inspiration from the city of New York, his adopted home from the age of 16. It's clean, architectural bars of gold and silver interlink with natural precious stone and diamonds that captivate with minimal effort - a focal point of the Mateo aesthetic.
The purity of each individual piece makes this collection such a dream, there is no exception to detail, yet not a single element is overpowering or overdone. Even with the use of natural, raw materials such as onyx, diamond and malachite, Mateo successfully manages to reign in the extravagance by keeping lines to a minimum. A juxtaposition of purity and power in every sense.
It’s the structural shapes and stackable pieces that make up the collection on so many levels. It can be worn simply in the day to add a subtle touch of freshness with a single necklace, or layered in almost unlimited combinations to create stunning visual look that needs little help from clothing - and based on the look book, the pieces are really all you need to wear to look and feel incredible.
You may not have heard of him yet, but with features mounting up in the likes of publication royalty, you sure will soon.
Mateo has minimal mastered, sorry bank accounts, but this collection is too special to let pass.
Through its craftsmanship and mythology, John Hardy’s exquisite Naga collection brings us the spirit of the East straight from the grass roofed design centre in Bali. The collection awakens the legend of the Balinese dragon; the recurrence of scallop shaped scales on thick sterling silver and blood red ruby eyes breathes life into the ancient myth, whilst fluid curves give the dragons the appearance of flight. Blazing gemstones are encircled by the fiery dragons and haloed by diamonds on the collection’s large rings, oozing oriental mystery. According to the legend the dragon symbolises good luck and prosperity; it’s clear that any girl who wears this jewellery is certainly very lucky!
Written By Emma Sorrell
Have you ever imagined an all diamond diamond ring? Well, neither did I until receiving an invitation to Shawish Jewellers for the unveiling of just that. Shawish, the luxury Swiss Jewellers invited the media, socialites and diamond lovers alike to "embark on the journey of the making of 'The World?s First Diamond Ring?" over champagne and rosemary & elderflower cocktails at Il Bottaccio, Mayfair in April 2011. Estimated at £43million, the patented 150-carat ring composed entirely of a finished diamond will be completed on December 12th 2012 (12/12/12). A computer aided design was shown to whet the appetite of the guests, and the giant multi faceted diamond looked set to be spectacular.
Other gems from Shawish dressed the venue, a glistening selection of precious stones. A favourite being the 'Mushroom Tree,' featuring diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, sapphires and rubies with set on pink, white and yellow gold sculptured mushrooms. The enchanting display took continued on it's world tour, Russia being the next stop.
Written By Alexandra Richards
Photo computer generated image of ring
For more information contact Shawish Geneva www.shawish-jewellery.com