FIVE UP-AND-COMING JEWELLERY BRANDS TO SHOP NOW
Coco Chanel famously once said of accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”. Usually, we take Chanel’s word as God’s and adhere to the Queen of Fashion at all times. But sometimes, rules are there to be broken. And looking at the freshest wave of upcoming jewellery brands, we believe that this is one of those times.
From chunky, statement style silver bracelets to delicate wafer-thin wired face-shaped earrings, these designers are pushing the limits of jewellery design. Whether you like to pile it on and dazzle or keep it minimal and sophisticated, the current accessories market is awash with pearls to suit all. We scoured the kaleidoscope of brands out there to find the most innovative and alluring…
Swedish designer Sarah Robertson describes her work as “organic minimalism”. Robertson breaks traditional jewellery boundaries by using an alternative method: she uses pattern construction to create her designs. Using good old paper and scissors technique, Robertson bends her thin metal pieces by hand. The result is stunning helix shaped silver pieces that mesmerise.
Wwake’s Instagram page is a thing of dreams. It’s all hazy spring colours, metallic and glittery backdrops and florals interjected with shots of their gem-encrusted jewellery ranges. Defined by her use of otherworldly stones, Wwake founder Wing Yau is a New York-based designer who “re-contextualises jewellery into unexpected arrangements and modern silhouettes”. Named as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016, her designs combine simple shapes and materials with these intricate and awe-inspiring jewels.
Crafted and ethically designed in Berlin, Juuls Juuls use 14k gold and w/si diamonds. They make “fine jewellery is for everyday life” through “timeless collections made to last”. Their aesthetic is uber feminine and graceful. Layer up a selection of their light gold rings on all fingers to make a subtle impact.
Founded by two Barcelona-based Arts and Goldsmithing graduates, Die Motte is the jewellery brand bringing you quirky face profile earrings and rings. Their site stocks a range of brooches and barettes too if you’re after something a little outside of the usual jewellery range.
Model favourite is Australian based label Somme Studio. Worn by the likes of Adwoa Aboah and featuring hoops inspired by the iconic singer Sade, the brand is fast becoming a go-to among the fashion pack. The label claims to value “creativity and collaboration” which is evident in its adaptations of the traditional hoop earring and alternative takes on simple gold rings.