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CONTENTS Toff London

Time travel Join us for moments in time

Utter pearlfection Always in style Homegrown Get to know Smith Jewellery

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Winter wonderland A treasure chest of gemstones awaits

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2022, I do Engagement rings that are making the cut right now

Make it yours Personalised jewellery that tells stories and inspires

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Baby, it’s bold outside Winter’s colours contrast calmness with exuberance

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Homegrown The daring designs of Bellareathe

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JZA on trend Our seasonal storyboard of #jzaontrend favourites

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Cover story We chat to Johann Claassens about his brand, Piccolo

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EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief & Publishing Director Jason Aarons jason@isikhova.co.za

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Editor-at-Large Smitha Sadanandan Creative Director Joanne Brook joanne@isikhova.co.za

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Diamond dreams An alluring alternative to the traditional classic white diamond Go platinum Celebrate the beauty of platinum jewellery made by jewellery designers from The Platinum Incubator

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Go geometric It’s time to shape up Retail therapy A homegrown selection to enchant, inspire and, of course, buy. It’s so therapeutic! Leather weather Stay on top of your style game Yes, you Cannes! Walk the red carpet with us Purple reign Celebrating the majesty of a global pop culture and fashion icon Going global Your passport to an international and inspiring storybook Featured Winter issue brand supporters and retail therapists Pièce de résistance This issue’s “Made in ZA” showpiece

Contributing Editor Adri Viviers Wordsmith – Africa Khwezi Makeba Europe & USA Correspondent Gill Hyslop Pictures Editor Amahle Jali Copy Editor Anne Phillips Design intern Zian Cornelissen BUSINESS Managing Director Imraan Mahomed imraan@isikhova.co.za Director: Brand Strategy Jenny Justus jenny@isikhova.co.za Operations Director Thuli Majola thuli@isikhova.co.za Advertising Manager Ruwayda Mahomed ruwayda@isikhova.co.za GLOBAL MEDIA ALLIANCE PARTNERS Asia Pacific Region Solitaire Magazine Anton Javier, Deputy Editor Gynn Lee, Business Manager www.solitairemagazine.com United Kingdom CoNNect Agency, UK www.theagencyconnect.com Jewellery Council of South Africa Lorna Lloyd, CEO Membership enquiries: admin@jewellery.org.za Tel: +27 11 484 5528 / Fax: 086 504 95212 The Hamlet, 27 Ridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg. JZA – Your Jewellery Magazine is independently published by Isikhova Media (Pty) Ltd and is part of the SA Jewellery Brands Portfolio 10th Floor, Metal Box, 25 Owl Street, Milpark, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa Telephone +27 11 883 4627 www.isikhova.co.za Subscriptions & General Enquiries jza@isikhova.co.za The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the owners, the publisher, contributors or its agents. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its contents, neither JZA – Your Jewellery Magazine, the owners, the Editor-in-Chief, the publisher, media alliance partners nor any of its endorsed organisations or contributors can be held responsible for any omissions or errors; or for any misfortune, injury or damages which may arise therefrom. The same applies to all advertising. JZA – Your Jewellery Magazine © 2022. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior written permission from the publishers.

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An Angolan adventure Venture into Africa and meet By Yara

Pascal Le Segretain

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Arm party Let your bracelets talk to you

savvy thinkers smart doers together people

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Baby, It’s Bold Outside is one of our opening features and, rest assured, it will thwart any and all attempts of the cold

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weather to diminish your outdoor jewellery moments. In

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fact, our seasonal Winter Wonders theme is sure to add far more thrills than chills. So don’t just think glühwein and chocolate – make your buzzword “accessorise”! Italian fashion journalist Anna Dello Russo once said: “Accessories are like vitamins to fashion.” We definitely concur. And there are terrific “multi-vitamins” in this issue, from leather jewellery for men to a fabulous “arm party” in celebration of gorgeous bracelets, platinum pieces designed by South African jewellery entrepreneurs and geometric jewellery which is once again shaping up to be a terrific on-point choice. So let the sunshine in and become a fully-fledged winter fashionista!

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Jason Aarons

Smitha Sadanandan JZA's Editor-at-Large is Chicagobased Smitha – a freelance journalist specialising in the luxury industry. She tracks international trends in the jewellery sector and provides an insightful perspective as analyst and contributor to TRENDVISION (Jewellery + Forecasting). She writes for print and digital platforms internationally, including Solitaire and The Adventurine.

Adri Viviers Adri is the Editor of JZA’s sister magazine, SA Jewellery News, official publication of the Jewellery Council of SA and SA Homeschooling magazine. She is highly respected among the jewellery fraternity and, during her 10+-year editorship, has represented SAJN at prestigious international shows in Hong Kong, Italy and India. She is also Editor of African Odyssey and Jewellery Biz-News.

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CONGRATULATIONS! The winner of our autumn issue “Win a Diamond” competition is Brenda Rosenthal. May you have many a sparkling moment!


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COVER THE PASSION STORY OF PICCOLO Piccolo Fine Designer Jewellery graces our winter cover with sheer elegance and style. We chat to it's co-founder Johann Claassens.

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able to say, at the end: “We

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do everything in-house and

made that from scratch!”

on our cover. They

have an absolute passion

Which celebrity would

were designed for a client

for creating one-of-a kind,

in Australia who had a

personalised jewellery pieces.

few diamond mines in SA.

She’s one of my great

personal collection and the

inspirations when it comes

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jewellery begin? My wife Suvette was actually the one

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only granddaughter. How did your passion for

a piece of jewellery for? Helena Bonham Carter.

The stones came from his rings were made for his

you most like to design

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to vintage and classical fashion. Other artists and sculptors also inspire me, particularly from the Renaissance era. I love

who studied jewellery design

French architecture and

and manufacturing. I met

almost anything vintage.

her while studying fine and

What piece of Piccolo

applied arts, with glass-

jewellery stands out most

blowing as one of my major

for you? My own wedding

subjects. After graduation, we opened a small studio together. Being in a jewellery environment every day, I realised that I really liked it. After a few lessons from Suvette, I decided to put away my glass-blowing tools – and that’s how it all started.

ring. It was a piece with What do you enjoy most about designing jewellery? Knowing that we’ve created something out of raw materials, from the moment I take a piece of paper and start to visualise my clients’ ideas,

What sets Piccolo apart

up until the last stone is

from other jewellery

set in the piece. The most

designers? We’re a very

wonderful feeling is being

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which I had 100% freedom to do what I love doing most. Which one word best describes your design style? Vintage.


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BABY, IT’S BOLD rom fashion, textiles, design and

The New York Colour Palette and London

interiors to objets d’art, gemstones

Colour Palette consist of very bright

and jewellery, this season’s standout

colours, together with restorative ones.

colours shine through in a glamorous, fun,

The palette reflects the contradictory

magical mixture of gorgeous designs. So

moment in which we’re living: our contrast-

get ready to chill out and stand out.

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Winter’s colours contrast calmness with exuberance

energy-boosting vitality and exuberance.

Pantone’s Autumn/Winter 2022/23 Colour Trend Report features the top 10 colours, as

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which it describes as “seasonless hues

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inspired by natural elements such as “Autumn Blonde”, a polar night

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2022, I DO Engagement rings that are making the cut right now WORDS BY AMAHLE JALI

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eddings involve countless decisions, all of which add up to a special,

memorable celebration. One decision that will always be remembered in a very special way is the choice of engagement and wedding ring. With so much to choose from, it can be difficult finding the right style for you. Here are our top 10:

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▶ Oval-cut diamonds An oval-cut diamond is an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings. These diamonds are praised for their brilliance and elongated appearance, which can be extremely flattering on your hand. ◀ Bezel-set diamonds Bezel-setting is growing in popularity, as it allows the diamond to be showcased more prominently. The metal frames the diamond tightly, protecting it from damage. Bezelset diamonds can also be set much lower into the ring, which can help prevent the stone from getting caught on things during your day-to-day activities.

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▼ Vintage-inspired rings

unique, consider

Rings with vintage inspiration are

a one-of-a-kind

becoming more and more popular.

commissioned ring. These

They often feature intricate details

rings are designed specifically

and beautiful craftsmanship. Victor Barbone

for you and can feature any type of stone or design you desire. A ring like this can also be more sentimental and heartfelt, because you can design it exactly to the specifications you or your partner love.

▶ Three-stone (trilogy) engagement rings Three-stone rings historically represent a couple’s past, present and future, making them particularly meaningful. Another plus is that you can embrace your creativity and choose your favourite diamond cuts and colours to make it truly one-of-a-kind. It often features a centre diamond and two smaller diamonds on either side, which can add extra sparkle to your ring.

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◀ Lab-grown diamonds If you’re looking for a less expensive diamond option, lab-grown diamonds are right up there. These diamonds are grown in a laboratory, which means no mining, less environmental impact and a much lower price-tag, while still getting a tough diamond that will last forever. ▼ Coloured gemstones Some of the most popular gemstones include rubies, sapphires and emeralds. They can add extra colour and personality to your ring and are especially beautiful when set in unique

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diamonds or the Roshni

tile, these emerging fine jewellery

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brands have truly magical

Sethi are sure to elevate any

pieces to delight and captivate!

outfit, providing a delicate pop of colour. Tariq Riaz’s Manjrie

to complete your wardrobe. Playful

Khalas palm leaves ring, with green tanzanites, diamonds and yellow and grey sapphires, is truly reminiscent of a palm tree and can easily be stacked alongside other rings in your collection. Flora- and fauna-inspired jewellery is eye-catching and perfectly suited to bring style to your look. TOKTAM’s rose earrings or Kaltham’s Pavilion’s butterfly bloom studs are ideal options for those searching for understated and elegant pieces. Another classic piece, inspired by the twists and curvatures of petals, is the floral fantasy bangle, by

Akasha Sethi

La Marquise Jewellery. Radiating sophistication and easy to pair with a range of looks is the Polki tie necklace by Manjrie Fine Jewelry.

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MIDDLE EAST to some of the

sisters Hind and Fatma Janahi,

finest emerging jewellery

Ailes Jewelry aims to enable

designers. Amalgamating

women to express themselves

contem-porary techniques

and make a statement

and cuts with influences

through their jewellery. The

from their heritage, these

brand focuses on creating

female Arab designers are

fine jewellery that is versatile

quickly making their mark

and can be worn everyday

across the globe.

in multiple ways, such as the Ruby Heart ring.

Obari

Jewelry is an ode to its

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Styles come and go, but here's one that will endure forever

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f diamonds are a girl’s best friend, what does that make pearls? Jackie Kennedy, former American

First Lady whose style inspired an entire generation of women, was quoted as saying: “Pearls are always appropriate.” If you can’t decide what accessory to wear during the day or to an event, then pearls are always the safest choice.

UTTER PEARLFECTION Pearls are always classy and trendy – and while unique styles, shapes and

colours have been rising in popularity

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lately, the classic white or

develops against the shell,

cream round pearl is still the

it will become flatter on

epitome of pearl perfection.

that side.

There are seven primary

There really is nothing

pearl shapes: round,

more elegant and timeless

near-round, oval, drop,

than a classic pearl piece to

button, baroque and semi-

add the perfect finishing

baroque. Each of them can

touch to any ensemble.

be used to achieve different looks or styles. How do pearls get their shape? The eventual shape of a pearl is determined by a number of highly variable factors which occur inside the oyster as the pearl’s developing. For example, the pearl often assumes the same shape as its nucleus. If the nucleus isn’t perfectly is likely to reflect this irregularity.

▲ Leopard pearl necklace. Ardmore Pexels

round, the resulting pearl

In addition, the pearl’s positioning within the oyster plays a role in determining its shape. For example, if the pearl

There really is nothing more elegant and timeless than a classic pearl piece to add the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.

▲ Cassandra bracelet. Jenna Clifford

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Pearl rings A big, bold ring makes quite a statement, especially if it has a round pearl on the top! Flaunt it at a party or a wedding, particularly at night. Pearl earrings Pearl earrings, which are strikingly simple and timeless studs, are a classic every woman must own. Pair them with your everyday wear, a silk sarie or a gorgeous gown – you’re bound to turn heads. Pearl necklaces Gorgeous pearls strung together on your collarbone can make any outfit glamorous. An interesting fact: as you increase or

decrease the length of a pearl necklace, each length has a different name. The names start from minimum to maximum length – collar, choker, princess, matinée, opera and rope or lariat. When it comes to jewellery, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel – or the pearl. Pearls are eternal classics. They’re the epitome of demure, but classy style and will never let you down. Whether classic round or more contemporary baroque, the pearl obsession is here to stay. So, if you’re thinking about investing in pearl

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mith Jewellery is a Cape Townbased brand

founded in 2010. Each piece is handcrafted by owner and designer Anna Raimondo. Using precious stones, sterling silver, recycled brass and precious metals, Raimondo and her team create delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, her travels and an appreciation for well-made, modern heirlooms.

THE LOVE OF JEWELLERY

BEATS IN ZA Get to know homegrown brand Smith Jewellery How did your love affair with jewellery begin? It was shaped by the women in my life during my childhood. My mother doesn’t wear a lot of jewellery (and still doesn’t have pierced ears), but always has a favourite selection of antique jewels available for special occasions. My Italian grandmother often wore large, beautifully crafted enamel shell earrings and Indian enamel bangles. I suppose

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being exposed early on to outstanding craftsmanship and an extraordinary design aesthetic helped foster my love of jewellery. What inspired you to start Smith Jewellery? When I returned to SA after studying in Milan, I realised that I’d worked (and studied) myself into a niche market. It had always been my dream to have my own business, so I started Smith while working at Elle Decoration magazine, eventually going full-time in 2013.

Can you talk us through the process of design and making? I tend to see something inspiring – an antique jewel, a piece of wallpaper or a seed pod – and start from there. I often turn an idea into a piece and then build a collection around it, or troubleshoot it until it makes technical and design sense. I often

I often turn an idea into a piece and then build a collection around it.

only put my designs down on paper when I’m working with clients. What do you enjoy most about your job? Actualising an idea. Building something from scratch, troubleshooting the technical issues and then having a beautiful piece at the end that my clients love is extremely satisfying.

What’s your favourite gemstone? I’ve always been drawn to the colours of tourmalines. If you could pick anyone to wear your jewellery, who would it be? I’ve never really thought about it. I enjoy knowing that my jewellery’s bringing some joy into people’s everyday lives, so having one particular person wearing it doesn’t seem to be important.

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BELLARE nown for her extravagant and

centre, it was fine for mothers to leave their

innovative, one-of-a-kind designs

child guarding a trolley of groceries outside

with a striking, contemporary feel,

the supermarket while they popped into

Phoebe du Preez – owner and designer

another shop. I remember pressing my

of Bellareathe – translates her interest in

nose against the glass windowpanes of the

the unusual and dramatic into her work.

tiny silver jewellery store at the shopping

Her distinctive designs include

centre and staring hungrily at the

organically fused and formed

pieces, then excitedly pointing out

pieces, as well as unexpected

which piece I thought was the

combinations of clean-cut

most beautiful once my mother

designs with rough crystals.

returned. However, over the years, my relationship with jewellery

When did you discover your

changed: now my love is for

love of jewellery? It’s always

making what I adore, rather

been a constant in my life. When I was growing up, at our local shopping

than wearing it, although I do love wearing pieces by my favourite jewellers. I find it almost a guilty pleasure that I didn’t make it, but still get to wear it! What sets Bellareathe apart from other jewellery brands? The fact that I don’t see it as a brand or a business, but rather

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Describe a typical day on the job. I’m lucky enough to live and work on our family fruit farm, so I have two jobs: one as a jeweller and in the other, being responsible for the many animals on the farm. As a creative, the nine-to-five routine never works well for me, as there

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are times when I have bursts of superproductivity at the bench, with my mind and hands working beautifully together, but there are also other times when I have to force the creativity. When that happens, I just put down my tools and go and work with the horses, herd the cows, take my dogs for a walk or take my geese for a swim. Then I return to the bench refreshed and energised. Besides, I share my studio with my five dogs, which are pretty insistent

as an individual jeweller putting

that we don’t stay put in there

my utmost into every piece I make. I probably spend far too

all day long!

long ensuring that everything’s

What do you enjoy most

just right and that each item

about designing jewellery?

not only reflects our aesthetic

The process of making it.

identity, but also achieves our

Using my hands to create is

standard of quality. I have a very

immensely satisfying. Also,

personal relationship with what I create: it’s a reflection of who I am and what I can do. Can you talk us through your design process? My design process is less about process and

when I spend time with a

We really have incredible people – colleagues and professionals – in our industry.

piece, my relationship with it is formed. I don’t get to wear or own the final products I’m making for my clients, but I greatly enjoy making them. Do you have any advice for

more about chaos. I

young designers? Work hard

generate hundreds

and keep learning. We really

of bits of paper, scribbles and

have incredible people – colleagues and

sketches until I can condense my ideas

professionals – in our industry who’ll give

into a coherent, streamlined direction

you advice and guidance whenever you

that coincides with my client’s vision.

need it.

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Every piece of personalised jewellery tells a story and inspires a new one

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ersonalised jewellery is about creating an emotional connection to a time, place or event – something

that’s very special. Tiffany & Co, for example, is well-known for its customisable jewellery range where a piece can be engraved, embossed or etched with a monogram, date or message to make it one of a kind. On ZA homeground, we discovered Memi – a personalised jewellery range par excellence whose offerings are world-class, from necklaces to bracelets, earrings and charms. Not only do the pieces show off your taste in fashion, but they can display personal information, like a birthday, hobby or relationship status, and create a sense of unique individuality.

All items are available in 9ct and 14ct yellow, white and rose gold, as well as in silver. They’re rhodium-plated, using only genuine quality diamonds. Swarovski crystals are used for the birthstone accents and beads. “Me.mi” means “me, myself and I”. You can’t get more personal than that!

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WONDERLAND A treasure chest of gemstones awaits ▼ Necklace in white gold with an opal, imperial topazes, rubellites, peridots, citrines, mandarin garnets, pink tourmalines and diamonds, From the Hortus Deliciarum Collection. Gucci Paris

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You have a wonderland of gems to choose from.

he language of gemstones is an ancient way of

speaking from the heart. The gift of a gemstone has an extra layer of meaning from this long tradition. This season, you

▼ Sky blue topaz cushion solitaire ring in yellow gold. Inspired by Tuesday

have a wonderland of gems to choose from that symbolise what you want to express. The sun: Topaz Does your special someone light up your days?

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▶ Pendant Nebra. Glamira

▲ Enchanted Evening Celeste bracelet. Ruchi. New York

▶ Large opal diamond butterfly pendant. Flash Opal

Faithfulness and divine favour: Sapphire Lipstick on your collar? Hard hat on your back seat? Maybe a gift of this gem is a good idea. Bishops also wore this gem to

▲ Pink sapphire briolette necklace with clasp. Uwe Koetter

symbolise their divine stature. Tell someone you love that you think they’re heavenly.

Sincerity: Sapphire

Fertility: Emerald

A gift of this gem says you’re

This gemstone may not help create quin-

not just fooling around.

tuplets, but twins aren’t out of the question.

Rebirth: Emerald

Peace: Amethyst

New marriage? New job? Witness protection programme? Start that new life correctly with this gem. Electricity: Tourmaline

◀ Mexican Fire opal pendant. Forever Gems

Use this gem to call a truce. ▲ Handmade sterling silver and aquamarine earrings. Veronica Anderson Jewellery

Squeeze this gem and it gives off electricity. Give it and create sparks!

Love: Emerald The gem of Venus expresses love a lot more persuasively than a dozen roses. Hope: Opal Show your faith that things

Sobriety: Amethyst

will work out with a gift of this gem.

Show your appreciation for your designated

Passion: Ruby

driver with this gem.

The ancients believed that this gem contained an unquenchable fire: use it to

Marital harmony: Aquamarine Say you're sorry, give your spouse this gem and promise that it will never, ever happen again. (And mean it!)

ignite your own eternal flame. (Story with thanks and acknowledgement to the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA))

▼ Catene necklace in rose gold with blue sapphires and emeralds. Pomelatto

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◀ Gucci 25H collection. Gucci Defined by clean lines and contrasting finishes, Gucci 25H’s sleek silhouette is inspired by contemporary architecture. Idris Elba showcases the collection’s latest styles in a new campaign characterised by hints of nostalgia and humour for an unexpected take on the world of luxury watches.

▶ AquaMatic. Farer

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The ultimate, go-anywhere sports watch with fresh designs, bold colours and modern specs – all packed into an unbelievably compact case. There are four models in the 2022 collection each of which can be worn on interchangeable, colour-co-ordinated Nato or rubber straps, or a steel bracelet.

TRAVEL Join us as we take you on a timeless adventure

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wo of the best-loved “time travellers”-cum-inventors remain Back to the Future’s Dr (Doc) Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J Fox). Who could forget the DeLorean time machine and Doc’s “flux capacitor”, which

prompted him to declare: “This is what makes time travel possible”? However, we beg to differ – all you need is JZA, so join us as we take you on a timeless adventure. ▶ The Arena Retrograde Mickey Mouse Disney limited edition. Gérald Genta Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s most famous character who’s become a signature of the Gérald Genta brand, is back using his arms to tell the time. The Arena Retrograde is a joyful, playful, watchmaking classic which unashamedly celebrates its uniqueness. ▶ The new Skyline GMT models. Culem These watches showcase the iconic skylines of London and New York City and are ideal for anyone with a passion for either global city. The collection features the stunning and instantly recognisable cityscapes of the metropoli on both silver and black sunray dials.

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◀ Le Régulateur Blanc Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein limited edition. Louis Erard This striking, quirky watch was wonderfully designed and shaped by Alain Silberstein – artist, designer, watchmaker, architect and a pioneer of the creative watch at the end of the 1980s. What’s so much fun about this one is the fact that the days of the week are displayed through seven different smiley faces. While the week kicks off with a grumpy face on Monday, it gradually becomes happier as the days go by and the weekend approaches. Never a truer depiction!

▲ A new running watch, the Polar Pacer Pro. Polar This is an ultra-light, new-generation GPS watch with integrated barometer that equips serious runners with advanced training tools to improve their running economy and performance. With an ultra-light design and a bright display, runners can harness their own power to make every run a good run.

◀ Hermès Arceau Space Derby. Hermès Designed by illustrator and film director Ugo Bienvenu, the Space Derby was inspired by 20th-century American comic book superheroes and depicts a fantastical, intergalactical chariot race, against a backdrop of unfamiliar planets and constellations. ▶ The New MeisterSinger Astroscope. MeisterSinger The Astroscope displays the weekdays as they’ve never been shown before: related to the heavenly bodies that have been attributed to the various days since ancient times. The new MeisterSinger Astroscope version comes with a bright blue dial, where the numerals are depicted in a fine serif typeface and the astronomical symbols are designed in luminous yellow. This, along with the luminous hand, ensures that the wearer can tell the time with the Astroscope even after dark.

◀ Casquette 2.0. Girard-Perregaux The Casquette is back! Named the Casquette 2.0, this new model upholds the design language of the original, but is now encased in ceramic and Grade 5 titanium. Moreover, it features a new quartz movement with additional functionality. Lastly, with its ergonomic case, the model’s size and design make it suitable for all.

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Venture into Africa and meet By Yara

ince 2017, the uniqueness of By Yara’s aesthetic has defined style and celebrated

Angola’s greatest jewellery pieces. “Our team is composed of multi-national people who’ve experienced the world and value the uniqueness of every culture. The company vision is based on the belief that jewellery should tell a story and that story should be presented in its design. The design should speak for itself and its uniqueness should be unforgettable,” says By Yara’s founder and Creative Director, Yolanda Yara Cunjuca.

My jewellery embodies the beauty and strength of the African tribes.

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“I obtained my BSc at Arizona State University in

▲ Unene bracelet ▼ Serqet ring AMZ

the USA,” she says. “The university’s located in a region that’s known for its gemstones. This was the perfect opportunity for me to explore and experiment with my early design and concepts. Whenever time allowed, I created pieces of jewellery for friends and classmates. “Encouraged

materials we use, whose

by the positive feedback

beauty and strength have

they gave me, I dreamed

survived the test of time.”

of someday creating a line of jewellery based on my African roots with the entire world in mind, thus ‘By Yara’ was born,” says Cunjuca. “My jewellery embodies the beauty and strength of the African tribes.

By Yara’s creations reflect a modern image of traditional African jewellery from the north to the south of the continent, encompassing different tribes and identifying unique styles. Each piece

“We explore traditions;

is designed to blend the

we celebrate time and

regal style of ancient

appreciate the marks it

Egyptian jewellery with

leaves on all things. The

the rich symbolism found

pieces not only connect us

in traditional Angolan

to the past, but can also

adornments in order to

outlive generations to come,

create jewellery that truly

just like the stones and

makes a statement.

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“Impilo”. An isiZulu word meaning “life’’.

Let our artistic vision make a standout difference in yours.

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rom cast-asides to starring roles, black diamonds have taken

quite a journey – they’re even vying for position as centre stones in engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings and many other types of fine jewellery. However, it pays to look beyond their unique appearance and mysterious beauty to learn more about this enigmatic gem. In the past, black diamonds were a comparatively rare

DIAMOND

DREAMS Discover great alternatives to the traditional classic white diamond

choice for engagement rings. Now, though, we’re seeing more and more couples gravitate towards their bold, rich beauty. While they look stunning in any setting style, there are two that are more popular for black diamond engagement rings: solitaire settings and halo settings. Solitaire

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take full focus. Halo settings provide a gorgeous white backdrop that really makes a deep

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to their colourless counterparts in rings, necklaces and bracelets. Truly black diamonds, however, aren’t very Bloomingdales

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because of their colour. White diamonds and other fancy coloured diamonds are transparent, giving them brilliance and fire. However, black diamonds are typically completely opaque. Rather than having scintillation, they have a captivating, lustrous shine that exudes drama and opulence. We ventured out into the black to discover some gorgeous black

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▼ MMAKO DESIGNS Platinum earrings Contact: 071 186 8046 mmakodesigns@gmail.com

▲ MO NKOSI AND NNETE JEWELLERY MANUFACTURES Platinum ring with tanzanite cubic and two clear cubics Contact: 067 091 5859 monkosiandnnete@gmail.com

▲ JM COMMODITY GROUP Platinum pendant Contact: 072 242 4038 jmoothee@gmail.com

▼ ARK OF JEWELLERY Platinum studs earrings with pendant Contact: 066 400 4306 smezadumisani0@gmail.com

▲ ROYAL ANAYA PROJECTS Platinum earrings with blue stones Contact: 063 769 2461 thato.mboweni42@gmail.com

▼ ZINNI DESIGNS Platinum ring Contact: 079 384 8633 zinhle@zinnidesigns.co.za

▲ SWAG JEWELZ Silver body chain Contact: 079 319 6928 swagjewelzsa@gmail.com

▲ HOUSE OF KARISA Platinum wire pendant with side flower and 1mm diamond Contact: 076 535 5691 thandekaskosana70@gmail.com

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▼ LE GRACE AFRICA DESIGNS Platinum hearts rings Contact: 082 484 9022 matlevy19@gmail.com

▲ LA KOBI DESIGNS Platinum face earrings Contact: 068 071 4816 godfreykobi194@gmail.com

▲ THAMAGA CREATIONS Platinum Africa earrings Contact: 076 934 7998 thamagacreations@gmail.com

GO PLATINUM

We celebrate the beauty and durability of platinum jewellery, from rings to necklaces, earrings and bracelets – all made by jewellery designers from The Platinum Incubator. This is the only small business start-up hub in the world devoted to encouraging jewellery entrepreneurs. It offers home-grown talent that you’ll love!

▼ SIR NESTO CRATIONS Platinum butterfly pendant Contact: 081 892 4062 kgalalelodiale37@gmail.com ▲ FOREVER NOVEMBER JEWELLERY Platinum pendant Contact: 079 266 5052 laura.molokomme@gmail.com

▲ MEKGABOB CREATIONS Platinum packman earrings Contact: 078 692 2569 bonolomatome24@gmail.com

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Let your bracelets speak to you and tell your story

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There’s really no wrong way to style your bracelets – a random mix looks and personal, but pairing chunkier

ayered looks are an easy way of expressing your

bracelets with thinner ones will

flair and individuality

make your look more balanced.

– and they save you endless time deciding between your favourite pieces! Experiment with contrasting lengths, shapes, textures and materials. Layers add glamour to special

The more you wear, the more fun and carefree your outfit will look.

occasions, spice up casual

bracelets are accessories you can wear anywhere. You might be tempted to combine gold with gold and silver with silver, and that’s fine. Fashionistas have been mixing metals for years, so do the same with your bracelets. Alternatively, combine two

necklaces and bracelets, 18ct gold bracelets, sterling silver necklaces, rose gold bracelets, beaded bracelets, clay, ceramic or glass, play with mixing different colours and metals for

looks and, just like multilayered necklaces, multi-layered

Whether you have vintage-style

a colourful wrist that highlights your creativity. Rose gold with yellow used to be considered a fashion faux pas, but now mixing metals is a staple of street-style icons. The more, the merrier! Is there a limit to how many bracelets you can wear at once? No! The more you wear, the more fun and carefree your outfit will look.

bracelets of the same design for a unified look. We combine garments all the time to express our personal style – and it’s no different with jewellery.

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◀ The Chrysler Building Crest purple bib crescent necklace. Kodes

ewellery made of simple shapes has been cycling in and out of fashion for centuries – and it’s currently in vogue among designers and fashionistas.

Geometric jewellery, which is how style-watchers refer to this trend, features basic design elements like triangles, squares and ovals. Necklaces, pendants and earrings somehow become greater than the sum of their parts, emerging as bold statement pieces.

GEOMETRIC This style is found across centuries and cultures, evidence that these patterns are universally pleasing. The theory is that

▼ Amanda pendant. Glamira

certain patterns remind us of beautiful things in nature that create peace of mind, like snowflakes and leaves. Geometric jewellery was extremely popular during the Art Deco period (1920s-1930s). With skyscrapers arising in cities

◀ Blue mirror brass Art Deco acrylic leaf drop earrings. Kodes ▲ Handcrafted riveting copper and brass bracelet. Great Offer Stock ◀ Geo décor drop earrings. Takealot

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Photograph: Eric Welch/GIA, courtesy Gold Museum of the Banco de la República

and aircraft whisking travellers across continents, a new style of jewellery was needed for a new era. Bold geometric patterns set with diamonds and coloured stones in contrasting primary colours captured the spirit of this progressive age. Geometric design experienced a revival during the 1960s and 1970s – and now it’s once again having its moment in the sun. If you’re looking for a reason to splurge on geometric jewellery, research indicates that certain patterns can reduce

Geometric design is once again having its moment in the sun

stress levels by as much as 60%. Now, there’s a simple solution to a complicated challenge: enjoy more geometric jewellery and watch your stress levels start to drop! For your viewing enjoyment, we’ve singled out a few pieces

with stunning designs. Which one is your favourite? (With acknowledgement and thanks to GIA)

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THE MAGNIFICENT

SEVEN

▲ Manjrie: Polki jewellery were heirloom pieces for many prominent Indian families dating back to the Mughal era. Each heirloom motif carries special

◀ Toktam: This articulate “Dancers” chain

significance, hence the

is a fusion between art and science. Danc-

designer's favourite.

ers is a collection made of interlocking twisted oval shapes, each entirely covered with a series of equally spaced parallel cut lines creating a dance of light.

▼ Tariq Riaz: This ring looks simple, yet very complicated. The diamonds are set on an angle, the lines are elegant

▶ Louiza Jewellery: The designer

and you even forget that

views jewellery as a form of art,

you're wearing it.

where the value of a piece is also derived from the design, the complex manufacturing process and the inspiration behind it all. Using carbon fibre allows experimentation with shape, volume and colour.

▼ Akansha Sethi: The “Surya” ring was inspired

▼ La Marquise Jewellery:

by the beautiful story of

Inspired by the Garden

the blue room in City

of Eden, the turquoise

Palace Udaipur. Capturing

ceramic is used on a snake

the essence of the room

scale design, protecting the

was the most important part, done through the selection of gemstones and carefully designed carving for the citrine.

emerald illusion diamond ▲ K&Co: These earrings are a celebration of the beauty that can emerge from turbulent times. The clusters of emeralds, tanzanites, sapphires and garnets have been carefully knitted together using gold to create tactile drops.

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▼ INTUITION JEWELLERY A slice of watermelon tourmaline with a deep pink-red centre, set in a heavy handmade sterling silver pendant. www.intuitionjewellery.co.za

▲ CASIO VINTAGE The A171 Series of round-face, unisex timepieces that go well with a wide variety of styles. www.jamesralph.com

▲ CHIEDZA JEWELLERY CREATIONS Bold and stunning statement jewellery pieces. www.facebook.com/Chiedzajewellery

▼ KARLIEN DESIGNS Rectangular diamond ring. www.karliendesigns.co.za

RETAIL THERAPY ◀ WHIMSICAL JEWELLERY Handmade leather teardrop earrings. You’ll go (dough)nuts over these! www.whimsical.co.za

▲ PICCOLO JEWELLERY This yellow gold cluster dress ring is set with a citrine gemstone surrounded with a halo of cognac diamonds. www.piccolo-jewellery.co.za

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▲ FREERANGE JEWELS Silver and 9ct rose gold multi-jump-link bracelet. www.freerangejewels.co.za


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▼ PICCOLO JEWELLERY White gold cuff bangle set with 50ct pink tourmalines and small diamonds. www.piccolo-jewellery.co.za

▲ PLATGOLD 9ct white gold halo diamond ring set with x60 small top whites and x1 0.60 ct H vv52. www.platgold.co.za

▲ REGAL JEWELLERY 18ct rose gold, centre stone pink tourmaline. www.regaljewellers.co.za

▼ DEON SMITH JEWELLERY Leaf silhouette brooch. Hand-cut design of leaves using recycled silver on black Chacate wood, which is indigenous to Southern Africa. www.deonsmithjewellery.com

Presenting JZA’s winter look-book of fun, fabulousness, inspirations and ideas to adorn. From glorious gold to sublime silver, there’s a kaleidoscope of colours and magical materials. Your retail therapy session is now officially OPEN, so let’s go shopping!

▼ PLATGOLD 9ct white gold soft flowing diamond ring set with x18 smalls top white and a 0.90ct H S12 round brilliant diamond. www.platgold.co.za ▲ CREATIVE COPPER Brass earrings. www.creativecopper.co.za ▶ DEON SMITH JEWELLERY Conebush (Leucodendron) brooch. Handcrafted in recycled silver on wood from the silver tree, which only grows in the Cape Peninsula. www.deonsmithjewellery.com

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▲ Fibo steel alloy vintage pendant necklace. Amazon ▼ Patterned leather wristband strap for Apple watch Series 4/3/2/1. Amazon

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talian fashion journalist Anna Dello Russo once said: “Accessories are like vitamins to fashion.” We definitely concur! And

one terrific “multi-vitamin” accessory in men’s jewellery right now is leather. Classic designs with a twist, simplistic, casual-braided

▼ Make Shamballa leather necklace with macramé and gemstones. Beads and Basics

leather bracelets, multilayered necklaces and traditional cuffs and rings with leather inlays will effortlessly lift your look. Leather watch straps – wide or slim, textured or plain – are very much ▼ Genuine, wide brown, leather wristband bracelet. Rebel Road

▲ Adjustable genuine leather necklaces with pendants. Mr Peachy

▲ InKomo bangle. Legacy collection by Charmaine Taylor

Accessories are like vitamins to fashion.

on trend as well, with the increased popularity of classic watches. Even leather pieces showcasing terrific silver or gold pendants are making a big impression. Beads, wood and glass are other great additions to leather choices, as are copper, brass, stainless steel and even tungsten and titanium. Remember, accessories not only complete an outfit, but can add dimension to it. They accentuate your entire look and you’ll be amazed at how much attention they command!

◀ Brown leather ring for men. Etsy

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▶ Naomi Campbell wore a diamond necklace featuring a gigantic, pear-cut sapphire from Bvlgari’s upcoming “Eden, the Garden of Wonders” collection. The “Serpenti Ocean Treasure” necklace features a 61,30ct dropshaped sapphire from Sri Lanka. She also wore a matching “Serpenti Ocean Treasure” ring. (Photograph: Loic Venance/ AFP/Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images)

▲ Anne Hathaway was absolutely gorgeous débuting Bvlgari’s “Mediterranean Reverie” from the “Eden, the Garden of Wonders” high jewellery collection. The necklace features a royal blue cushion-cut Sri Lankan sapphire of 107ct suspended from a diamond-encrusted link. (Photograph: Reuters)

YES, YOU CANNES! The red carpet at the 75th Cannes Film Film Festival this year was a visual jewellery feast of spectacular note! Jawdropping pieces along with designer outfits and a plume of colour stole the show. Walk with us… ▶ Aishwarya Rai shone on the red carpet. The famous Indian actress and model chose Messika’s “Spirited Wind” earcuff and the Rockefeller double ring. (Photograph: Vittorio Zunina Colotto via Getty Images) ◀ Sheila Atim - recipient of the 2022 Chopard trophy, which honours up and coming acting talent – wearing gorgeous Chopard jewellery. (Photograph: courtesy Chopard)

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◀ One celebrity who ensured there was enough fashion inspiration on the Cannes red carpet this year was Bella Hadid, rocking a gold lung necklace by designer Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli’s Fall 2021 collection. (Photograph: www.festivalcannes.com)

◀ Elle Fanning had a princess moment, sweeping down the red carpet in a tulle Armani Privé gown with a beaded bodice. She accessorised her blonde curls with a delicate bow made from the same material as her dress, while Chopard jewellery provided the perfect finishing touch. (Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images) ▲ Jury member and Bollywood icon Deepika Padukone wore a Sabyasachi high-jewellery, deconstructed Maharani necklace. The piece was crafted with rare multi-coloured gemstones and uncut diamonds. (Photograph: Reuters/Sarah Meyssonnier)

▲ Julia Roberts wore a rare 100ct cushion yellow diamond from Chopard’s Red Carpet collection, complemented by a mixture of diamonds in various cuts and sizes. (Photograph: Invision/AP) ▶ Austin Hutler, who plays Elvis Presley in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic, wore a forget-me-notblue chrysanthemum pin. Hutler was recently appointed Cartier’s brand ambassador for North America. (Photograph: L’Officiel)

▲ Jay Ellis adorned with a jewel button and snake pin. (Photograph: Jay Ellis, Facebook)

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t was a right royal affair when Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, becoming

the longest reigning British monarch ever, after 70 years on the throne. The event was marked not only by flags and bunting on almost every street in the UK, cheering crowds, ▲ The Brunswick Jubilee edition. Fears Watch Company

Celebrating the majesty of a global pop culture and fashion icon

the trooping of the colour, pageantry, parties and appearances of Her Majesty and members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but by a parade of wonderful watches to mark the historic occasion.

PURPLE Rich and vibrant designs made a big splash in many purple hues and across materials including gold, rose gold, brushed bronze and steel, varying from analogue to chronograph and quartz movements. Straps included leather, silicone, metal and even crocodile skin. They all made perfect souvenirs of this special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion! ◀ Triumph Bronze Jubilee watch. William Wood Watches

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▶ In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Backes & Strauss London

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◀ Vanguard “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022” limited edition. Franck Muller

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JZA’s international and inspiring storybook

GLOBAL

CONNECT Laura Chavez launches Alondra Laura Chavez is very excited about her

brand-new endeavour, Alondra, that was launched recently. “With Alondra pieces, we’re able to use the very same labgrown diamonds and gemstones that are used in Lark & Berry pieces. The only difference, as far as materials go, is that Alondra pieces are made with silver and 18k gold vermeil. The desire of this wide audience to invest in solid gold pieces has grown rapidly since Lark & Berry launched, so we’re thrilled to be able to meet that demand,” she says. Design-wise, Alondra enables Laura to explore ideas, concepts and designs that are different from the Lark & Berry style. With Alondra, shes now focusing specifically on creating larger-sized conversation pieces with a modern, edgy flair to really make personal styles pop. A big goal, she points out, is to WORDS BY SMITHA SADANANDAN

offer beautiful everyday pieces, as well as statement jewellery, all comfortably within the budgets of millennials. “Our current line is Horizon, with more collections to come soon. Horizon’s prices generally range from £95 to around

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£1 000,” she adds. The product styles include chain links realised as necklaces, pendants, rings, ear cuffs and bracelets that make great layering pieces. The stackable element is something Chavez has carried over from Lark & Berry – her first brand launched in 2018. “I think the possibility of stacking also allows people to get creative with their personal style and really match it to their personality,” she says. Another great design aspect for Horizon is the ability to flip several of the pieces, such as the Horizon double-sided pendant or bracelet, to reveal either diamonds or black spinel, highlighted with white or black rhodium. “We really liked the freedom of choice aspect of these pieces and the distinct colours and accents,” says Chavez.

The Horizon collection was inspired by the beauty of a horizon, she adds. “We had clear skies and defined colours separated by clean, distinct lines in mind. For us, the chain links featured in the Horizon pieces are just as much symbols of a close connection to the planet and a desire to do well for it by supporting lab-grown diamonds. Every decision we make in buying anything, as consumers, can help save the planet,” says Chavez.

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Iceland’s basalt columns inspire Aurum’s latest line Chief designer, goldsmith and co-founder Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir launched Aurum by Guðbjörg in 1999 with the aim of introducing Icelanders to something new. “The jewellery I was making back then was nothing like what was available here,” she recalls. Her designs – all handcrafted in Reykjavik – are made in recycled gold and silver with lab-grown diamonds and ethically sourced precious gems. The designer recently launched a striking new line, Basalt, that references the magnificent rocks formed by superheated magma. Not surprising, then, that a line of jewellery inspired by the basalt has been on Guðbjörg’s mind for a long time. The 17-piece collection includes necklaces, rings, ear cuffs and earrings rendered in recycled 18k gold plate, 925 sterling silver and oxidised silver. “Iceland’s basalt columns are particularly spectacular at Reynisfjara beach on the island’s south coast. Reynisfjara is an amazing place and for a designer to be able to visit it is a dream. I've spent a lot of time there through the years – all this

gave me the inspiration for the Basalt collection and I hope my customers can sense that atmosphere I get when I look at the finished jewellery,” she adds. Some of the designs are set with moonstone, a stone believed “to help in communication with spiritual beings, the higher self and the divine”. These stones, therefore, seemed the perfect choice for the Basalt line, with the colour gently transitioning from grey to light. This, explains Guðbjörg, is the colour one would see while walking along Reynisfjara and the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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Bea Bongiasca’s two-tone gold jewels are all you need this season

FORGET Italian jewellery designer Bea Bongiasca’s new collection sees her exploring her signature sinuous enamel designs in a bi-colour palette. The B Color line, being unveiled at the COUTURE jewellery show in Las Vegas, evolves across organic shapes and bright colours. Drawing on “colours of the season, from painting to interior design to fashion”, Bongiasca finds her new inspiration in DYI collages and the beauty of the collage technique in the fine arts. Her B Color collection evolves into beaded bracelets and necklaces, mini-earrings, hoops, floral pendants and earrings as well as vine rings. Harmonic compositions and contrasting shades of pastels and vibrant hues, jewel tones mixed with bright or softer tonal mixes meld effortlessly in this collection.

design process for B Color, Bongiasca says: “I started with bi-colour combinations. Once we perfected this effect, I was able to go more deeply into creating the tri-color and then the multiple colours. The other jewels have a gold and enamel look, which was also great, because it allowed us to use four to five different colours at a time.” She's

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