On Saturday I headed down to Olympia London for Stylist Live, it’s an event I’d heard good things about for a few years and so pleased I finally made it! It’s held over three days covering inspiring talks, beauty and food, but what I was really looking forward to was the pop-up shops and catwalk show, I love a new brand discovery! Although there isn’t much clothing exhibited, there was lot of gorgeous independent jewellery designers, including my personal go to Wolf and Moon.
I have rounded up my favourite six new jewellery brands, featuring materials as varied as classic pearls to industrial rope, all wearable and perfect to elevate your everyday style.
Olivia and Pearl
If you’re a classic girl, you’ll absolutely adore Olivia and Pearl! I discovered this one quite late on in the day but it really stood out as no other stand featured pearls. Olivia, the designer, explained that she wanted to create a range that incorporated her love of pearls but relevant and modern for today. The standout pieces for me were a gorgeous Mother of Pearl necklace (I’ve still got a Mother of Pearl bracelet from Ibiza circa 1998 which I love!); a simple pearl necklace on a short chain which looks amazing with a blouse or shirt collar; and ear climbers, which are on my friends Christmas wish list!
Really stood out because of the eye catching pieces on display, all made with ropes, springs, rubber and other unusual materials! My personal favourites were the Orly and Pavlina collection, necklaces and bracelets made of springs with cotton rope inside which softened the industrial look and made it very wearable for everyday. It was also one of the only stands featuring bags and belts, all made from real leather, simple but with an industrial edge.
Crystal heaven! All the pieces are kept simple to showcase the natural beauty of the crystals, which makes them so easy to wear for those of you that love nature and simplicity. Their newest Ember collection includes Dalmatian Jasper, Black Onyx and Rose Quartz amongst others, which made an absolutely stunning display. Bonus is that the collection starts at £22 for a simple gemstone necklace, with the majority of pieces being between £30 and £50.
When we arrived at this stand we struggled to squeeze in to take a look! It’s a layering paradise! One collection feature stars, lightening bolts and arrows, whilst others include flowers and initials. The latest autumn arrivals include mini hoops, infinity drops and T-Bars. The joy is all the pieces are available in sterling silver, rose gold and gold, so if you see a design you like you know you won’t be disappointed that they don’t have it in your preferred metal, happens all too often!
The first jewellery stand we came to on Saturday, we were drawn in by the three dimensional pieces of the geometric Cube collection and the uniqueness of the Nut and Bolt pendants. No surprise when I found out that the designer, Lucy, is a practising architect who wanted to use the techniques she uses in fine jewellery, perfect!
Finally, not a jewellery brand per se, but amazing organisers to hold it all! These are really good quality and reasonably priced. As well as jewellery boxes, they also have great necklace stands and a bracelet cone so that you can display and see the beautiful pieces you already have. They also have arrange of organisers for men to store cufflinks, watches, etc.
I hope you enjoyed the roundup of brands, do let me know which one(s) are your favourite and any pieces that will be going on your present wish list!