Thursday, September 12, 2013
I got a nice mention in the September issue of Jeweller Magazine, a jewelry trade magazine for Australia and New Zealand. The story by India Nicholson is about jewelry with secret compartments; it really gets into the history of this type of design:
I was pleased to see a mention of a locket ring owned by Elizabeth I because that ring has been a big inspiration for me.
It was also good to see a reference to Lucrezia Borgia because I have a ring named after her.
The examples of contemporary designs included work by well-known designers such as Stephen Webster and Theo Fennell, so I’m in great company. Here’s my part of the story.
The photo is of my 18K-gold-and-diamond Mia scent-locket ring, shown open. Here’s how it looks closed.
I also have a matching necklace.
If I’d known the magazine was only showing one view, I would have suggested one of my many locket designs with something inside. Maybe my Juana peekaboo skull locket …
… or my Chicken-in-Egg locket, whose golden egg opens to reveal a silver chicken with a diamond eye, sitting on a nest. The chicken opens again to show three tinier gold eggs. People always get a kick out of that one.
Still, I’m thrilled by the recognition, especially because I’m very committed to the idea of “covert luxury” in my signature 18K gold line. Even when my jewelry doesn’t open locket-style, there are special hidden details to delight the wearer. You can see more examples of those in this March post.