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The Wishlist: The Jewellery Edit

The Wishlist: The Jewellery Edit

Jewellery is personal – the most intimate and precious thing you can give to someone or buy for yourself. And why shouldn’t you treat yourself to those diamond earrings or that gold cuff? Go on, you deserve it. Made from fine metals and precious gemstones, jewellery is a big and sentimental investment, and, unless you fall in love at first sight, selecting a piece that you will wear and love forever takes time and careful consideration. To help, we’ve put together a guide to some of our favourite jewellery labels and pieces of the season. Read on for more – it’s a real gem.

A Jacquie Aiche delicate gold chain necklace with small suspended gem stones at regular intervals and a chain pendant

JACQUIE AICHE

Designed and made in LA by Jacquie Aiche, the wild and spiritual nature of the brand’s founder is reflected in each piece of her fine jewellery. Fans of the label include Gigi and Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, who embrace the relaxed glamour and spirituality of the brand. Gem stones with special properties are selected for their healing and safeguarding properties, along with an abundance of gold and diamonds that are finely worked into Aiche’s signature pendants, finger bracelets and amulets.

Gold and yellow diamond necklace by Jacquie Aiche

Large gold vintage Chanel CC stud earrings

VINTAGE CHANEL BY SUSAN CAPLAN

A remarkable upbringing in a family of antiques dealers led London-based Susan Caplan to launch her eponymous brand in 2008. Fancy yourself a slice of fashion history? She curates unique collections of vintage designer costume jewellery, selecting each piece for its quality and authenticity. Think rare vintage Chanel and Dior, from chain belts and necklaces to earrings. A strong sustainability message of celebrating the old in the modern age underpins her vision for the future of fashion. These large CC studs from Chanel will never go out of style.

Gold vintage studs by Susan Caplan

A delicate gold chain Persee bracelet with 5 pierced pink sapphires

PERSÉE

Playful and delicate, Paris-based brand Persée’s jewellery has taken the fashion crowd by storm. Designed to be worn every day, the collections are characterised by elegant metalwork and pierced diamonds. Founder Nawal Laoui learned the Japanese setting technique of piercing precious stones on a trip to Tokyo, giving an illusion of diamonds floating on skin. With wide-ranging references from Matisse and Morocco to Greek myth, each storied and wearable piece will make an enchanting edition to your jewellery collection.

Gold and pink sapphire bracelet by Perseé

 A Rusty Thought gold, sterling silver and diamond ring with a chain link design

RUSTY THOUGHT

Who’d have thought? Rusty Thought’s ethereal and sometimes other-worldly jewellery is designed and made in Japan with the objective that each objet d’art (that’s art object to you and me) be handed down through the generations. Heirloom pieces include 18ct gold rings, black diamonds and rubies. Made with traditional Japanese techniques by founder Ryo Katori and his partner, their jewels are inspired by nature and tell mystical stories through deliberate imperfections and intricate details.

Gold, silver and diamond ring by Rusty Thought

A Kismet by Milka delicate gold chain necklace with a gold feather pendant edged with white diamonds

KISMET BY MILKA

Hit me baby one more time. Kismet by Milka’s dreamy collections of celestial jewellery count Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Madonna amongst its cult following. Now, if that isn’t a recommendation of class, then we don’t know what is. Expect light-reflecting diamond stars and moons punctuated with evil eye motifs (a mythical symbol to ward off evil) and feather charms. Proof that fine jewellery can be fun.

Gold pendant by Kismet by Milka