IMPERFECTLY PERFECT GEMS OF FASHION
British Fashion Council & Stephen Webster by Jeta B
rom unusual designs to unusual rocks, Rock Vault winners are the new rock stars of British jewellery design and they did rock the London Fashion Week Designer Showrooms. Curated by the award-winning jewellery designer Stephen Webster MBE, Rock Vault is a fine jewellery initiative launched by the British Fashion Council in 2012 to celebrate and support new talent in jewellery design. As previous winners completed their three-year Rock Vault cycle, five new designers joined Rock Vault in 2015: Completedworks, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Ruifier and The House of Ana de Costa. Five of the Rock Vault designers have now been commissioned by Hearts On Fire, a multi-channel diamond and jewellery brand, to create unique pieces of jewellery using their world renowned diamonds.
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Ornella Jannuzzi’s work combines the souls of high fashion and avant-garde into distinctive and powerful fine art pieces. Characterised by harmonious composition of materials, colours and textures, her rings inspired by the wonders of nature are imperfectly perfect indeed.
“I aim to bring Nature to a precious level, and pay homage to it. I use unusual materials for high-end jewellery like natural elements, uncut gemstones and mineral À l’Ère Glacière specimens and I have a very specific way of setting stones. I always strive to give my pieces the most natural aspect possible, as if they had grown or been formed by Nature itself. I do not create a metal structure to hold stones, but I try to extend ‘nature’s artwork’ through the metal.” – Ornella Jannuzzi WOMEN’S WATCHES & JEWELS | TRENDS & COLOURS | 19