Daily Archives: 23/10/2009

Favourite jewellery designers… #3

Third in my series of inspirational bauble-makers – in no particular order, you understand, I mean how on earth could I rank such an illustrious bunch – is the fabulous Solange Azagury-Partridge. Why do I adore her? Well take this for starters… “There comes a day in every woman’s life when she wakes up wanting diamonds,” says the Azagury-Patridge herself on her website. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Better still, Solange A-P has no formal jewellery training – hurrah! – which makes her see things in a very different light to others who have been through the degree-in-silversmithing mill. Her designs are delightfully quirky and sumptuous, they break all the rules and are all the more fabulous for it. I absolutely love her sense of humour too – one of my favourite SA-P pieces is her Heart of Gold and Bleeding Heart pendants, which are modelled on real hearts, complete with pumping veins and arteries.
Grazia is writing about her today, specifically her Hotlips ring – an enamelled silver ring in the shape of a puckered mouth. Lovely! Sienna Miller, Daisy Lowe, Elle MacPherson and Erin O’Connor are all fans of the Hotlips ring, which you can buy in a special RED edition that donates 50 percent of profits to an AIDS charity called Global Fund, for the princely sum of £980.
It reminds me of a charm I made for a necklace that used to be in the Rok Chix collection – I discontinued it last year to make room for new designs – that also was in the shape of lips and enamelled red on silver. Here’s the photo…
If anyone wants one (the charm or the entire necklace) I can make to order – and for much less than £980 (sorry Solange).