Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Bird in the nest ring
Following on from my discussion of birds as a trend, I'd like to introduce a British jewellery designer, Alex Monroe, whose designs I've really fallen for. They're delicate, pretty, and vintage-looking.
My favourite pieces are from 'The Poet and the Nest' collection and I particularly adore the 'Bird in the nest' ring above, with a pearl as the setting. As a child, I remember being enchanted by this sort of delicate, whimsical jewellery that was so personal to the wearer.
Diamond set heart locket with swallow
Little bird charm bracelet
From his website:
"His designs are slightly quirky, sometimes cute, but always very feminine."
"Meander through the British countryside to the sound of birdsong. This lively collection captures the energy and spirit of our smallest native song birds. Pink and blue Topaz stones dance with Goldcrests and Reed Warblers among the branches and leaves of the summer meadows. Take a piece of summer with you where ever you go!"
Fans include Kate Moss, Britney Spears, Thandie Newton, and Amy Winehouse, to name a few!