London Jewellery Week coming up: 11- 17 June 2012

I’ve been waiting for the right moment.  A while back, I came across Boticca, an online boutique for unique jewellery and fashion accessories by international emerging designers, and I wondered how I ever survived without it.  The selection is curated and edited by a team of fashion experts, designers, stylists, editors, bloggers and collectors and the pieces speak for themselves.  Every time I browse through the site, I find something new and I find something I want.  This is rare; I’m really not the shopaholic Alex claims I am.  Anyhow, I had to interview some of the amazing designers who works I love and Boticca was kind enough to facilitate that.  The interviews will be published every month and we have several lined up so consider this a teaser for the first one next week!

In the meantime, London Jewellery Week is coming up and Somerset House is playing host to a series of glittering events.  A celebration of jewellery, from traditional diamond pieces to contemporary jewels, the London Jewellery Week is just like any other Fashion Week, expect it’s focused on jewellery pieces.  There are trade events, conferences, catwalk shows, seminars, panel discussions and parallel events.  These activities take place alongside a retrospective exhibition of work by Wendy Ramshaw, an artist renowned for her jewellery and distinctive, large scale public art.  The exhibition Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams showcases key pieces spanning the past 50 years of the artist’s career from her early ephemeral jewellery in paper and plastic, through geometric jewels in precious metals, stone, glass and ceramic, to a series of images and maquettes representing her outstanding public art commissions.

Of highlight is the jewellery design show Treasure which will be held from 14 to 17 June 2012.  Curated by Elizabeth Galton, the show will feature new talents in contemporary jewellery design.  Visitors will be able to discover, buy and commission direct from designers.  Meeting the designers in person always adds more meaning to the jewellery pieces you’ll come to collect.

Below are works by a few promising designers, in my opinion.

Necklace "small petals"

Yoko Izawa‘s “small petals” necklace

Bryony Stanford‘s Crushed Open Brooch

Helen Noakes’ beautifully executed work handcrafted in resin and silver.

Rebel Cuff 1

Yunus & Eliza‘s Rebel Cuff

x Sybil

(Images from Treasure and designers’ websites)

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