When it comes to jewellery, I’m all or nothing, often leaning towards king size earrings and OTT bijoux when the mood strikes for an instant pick-me-up. I’m not alone.
‘Women no longer wait for a special occasion to wear their big, bold and beautiful earrings.’ Katerina Perez, gemologist and founder of katerinaperez.com, tells BURO. ‘To explore the trend further why not wear only one of two large earrings with your hair being combed back on one side, exposing the attention-grabbing jewel?'
From an explosion of multi-coloured emeralds, head-turning pendants and art-inspired forms, here’s our guide to the statement jewellery brands to shop now. A guaranteed ice-breaker - no small talk necessary.
Multi-coloured jewellery, from rings, bracelets and necklaces - is a simple way to brighten up a winter outfit. For serious bling envy, see Buccellati’s 18-karat yellow and white gold multi-stone ring inspired by glamorous '20s cocktail styles, surrounded by round-cut emeralds and sparkling diamonds. For an 80s-inspired twist? See Area’s Multicoloured Crochet Crystal Earrings, or Gucci’s 'GG’ logo running double ring, inlaid with multicolored crystals.
Designer DNA: Suzanne Kalan, Buccellati, Boucheron, Area, Gucci, LouLou de la Falaise, Anton Heunis
This autumn’s face furniture is all about…faces! From moon-earrings and picasso-like artistry to earrings daubed with ‘happy’ clown faces. Jewellery to spark more joy.
Designer DNA: Jiwinaia, MONDO MONDO, Paola Vilas, Mercedes Salazar, Delfina Delettrez
A new guard of designers are bridging the gap between statement jewellery and contemporary art, whether it's giant ear-cuffs or graphic twists of gold around your arm. The more abstract, the better.
Designer DNA: Annelise Michelson, Cult Gaia, Bea Bongiasca, Marco Panconesi
5-a-day jewellery has taken a delicious turn. Feeling tropical? Dutch jeweller Bibi Van Der Velden’s delightful 18kt gold Monkey Banana Bunch earrings and Timeless Pearly’s chilli pepper earrings are fail-safe conversation starters while grocery shopping in Sainsbury’s this weekend.
Designer DNA: Timeless Pearly, Sandra Alexandra, Bibi Van Der Velden
BURO.’s edit of the show-stopping statement jewellery to add to your winter wish-list.
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