Sunday, 19 April 2009
Just how amazing is this ring by Muriel Grateau? It's made of molten onyx...and in case she gets lonely on your hand, there's an equally stunning gentleman to match, complete with turban....
£700 each, via Browns.
Another molten onyx ring with a carved face, this time with a red carnelian cabochon. I really love the way his beard flows into the band of the ring, and the way the carnelian looks like a hat atop his head.
£2,830 via Browns.
Not only has Grateau done some great things with molten onyx, but she's used blackened gold in intricate formations to create a lace like effect. Very gothic, very me.
This ring is reminiscient of one of my rings, apart from mine was much much cheaper and is much less fabulous.
£1,085 via Browns.
Damn, I really want this bracelet!
18K blackened white gold, £2,840 via Browns. Maybe I'll wait for the Browns sale...
I'm a bit of an antique jewellery geek, so finding a contemporary jewellery designer who I actually like is rather a rare event. I can only think of one other current jeweller that I admire, and that is Lara Bohinc. Although, I'm not exactly a jewellery buff so there proably would be others out there if I looked harder.
all images from brownsfashion.com