Greek goddess-worthy coins, futuristic metal, affordable everyday stackables... there's a whole host of new jewellery brands on our radar. Here are three of our favourites for a little January glamour
When it’s freezing outside and you’re struggling to squeeze your post-Christmas-indulgence self (oops) into anything other than a huge jumper, some new pieces of jewellery are an unbeatable way to add glamour. No waistbands or tricky trends involved. Hurrah!
This year, I’ve made a promise to myself (I’m not calling it a resolution because I actually want it to happen: I’m going to try very hard to STEP AWAY from my signature spangly Bet Lynch earring collection and move into creative new territory with jewellery. Anklets, stacked sternums, a bold architectural stud – I vow to try it all, whatever it costs. The struggle is real, guys. And to start as I mean to go on, here’s the lowdown on three new jewellery brands I’ve been eyeing for inspiration.
The brand: Hermina Wristwear, designed by Athens-based Konstantina Pantelous and made by local Greek silversmiths. Pantelous worked as a translator before starting her label, which is named after her daughter, Hermina.
The style: Her love of Greek antiquity produces seriously goddess-worthy ‘small treasures’ with a boho twist. Think gold coins and stylised evil eyes, adorned with handmade tassels and pom-poms.
The brand: Otiumberg, started by sisters Rosanna and Christie Wollenberg, who have both travelled the world in their previous careers (Christie worked for Burberry and Louis Vuitton across Europe, the Middle East and India, while Rosanna was an art gallerist in New York). They came home to London to start their label.
The style: Elegant, everyday jewellery essentials at an affordable price. Cool but classic hoops, and lockets and pendants to layer, as worn by the many stylish #otiumberggirls on Instagram. There’s also a ‘necklace builder‘ – choose from engravable pendants and lockets, solid-gold alphabet letters and various chains.
The brand: Gaviria, made in Barcelona by designers Paula Gaviria and Miriam Estevez. Gaviria is from the Canary Islands and has worked at Karl Lagerfeld and Spanish label Inditex, while Colombian-born Estevez’ CV includes stints at luxury houses Cartier, Piaget and Chloe.
The style: Spanish flamboyance meets space-age cool –Gaviria and Estevez experiment with industrial materials like acetate, recycled plastic and metallic coatings.