Marylebone & Fitzrovia Magazine January 2018

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collection Extra long Necklaces As the roaring twenties continues a style revival, embrace elegant, navel-grazing pendants in 2018. Reach for spectacular swingers from Cartier and Chopard, while Van Cleef & Arpels, the original purveyor of pendants, continues to spearhead the trend with gleaming clusters strung on lustrous chains. “The glamorous long drop pendant is popular again,” comments Burlington Arcade jeweller Susannah Lovis. “We love the versatility of a piece that can be worn over a jumper during the day but can dangle seductively between the seams of a low cut dress in the evening.”

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Forget dowdy pearl twin sets and button earrings – the world’s oldest treasure continues its contemporary transformation. We like sophisticated, cool iterations by Yoko London and Mizuki, both of which seamlessly fashion the freshwater fancy with diamonds and gold. Another pearly queen is Polish designer Magda Butrym, who crafts pearl drop earrings, bracelets and chokers, finished with a chic silk ribbon tie.

FROM LEFT: Amulette de Cartier necklace, £58,000, cartier.com; Bouton d’Or Pendant, £30,300 and Magic Alhambra Pendant, £5,350, vancleefarpels.com

Setti ng precious jewels. The trends to take up in 2018

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Pick’n’Mix Earrings Join the singles club by dressing your ears with an abundance of characterful designs. This offbeat trend is nothing new, but with a slew of designers specialising in mismatched earrings, the humble lobe is transforming into a diamond-studded work of art. Loquet London’s Talisman collection, launching in February, is made up of 14-carat diminutive gold hoop earrings with detachable charms, bespoke to the wearer and designed to be worn mismatched.

Modern Pearls

Clockwise FROM top RIGHT: pearl choker, £509, magdabutrym.com; Bracelet, £2,500, yokolondon.com; earrings, £827, magdabutrym.com; Ring, £1,250, MIZUKI, doverstreetmarket.com

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Punk Accents

Rock’n’roll diamonds might sound like a juxtaposition, but nothing exudes insouciant elegance like styling denim with contemporary precious stones. Case in point, Pia Hallstrom’s twinkling spiked Pyramid bracelets, worn individually or stacked up the arm. Messika’s modern collections are equal parts rock and romanticism, restyling safety pins and biker chains in glittering diamonds and 18-carat gold. Look out for a second collaboration between the French jeweller and Gigi Hadid in 2018. CLOCKWISE from top left: Sleeping Beauty ring set, £3,410, stoneparis.com; Move 10th Anniversary Earrings, £19,600, messika.com; pyramid bracelet, £4,900, piahallstrom.com

Clockwise from top left: moon and shooting star charm, both £260, loquetlondon.com; Diorama Précieuse earrings, £12,600, dior.com; croissant amelia, £2,320, Sophie Bille Brahe, doverstreetmarket.com; Button Back Hoops, £2,600, jessicamccormack.com

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