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Jewellery Connections 2011 at Platform in Hatton Garden

Steph Davies by Holly Farrington

Last week the Platform Showcase in Hatton Garden was home to a very special and home-grown exhibition. New work from around 80 jewellery designers was showcased, and there were some real treasures.

Steph Davies by .

Led by Camden Council, was a partly-funded project that worked with up-and-coming and newly-established designers from around the capital. It was a good-spirited idea, created to encourage creativity and collaboration from those specifically working in the jewellery mecca that is . For some of the designers, it was the first time that their collections had been shown to the public, and after 18-months of hard work, and waiting, nerves were obviously running high. I went to have a look on the late night opening, and after happily accepting a freshly baked cupcake, or two, was pleased to find that my eyes were as satisfied as my taste buds. These are some of my personal highlights…

Steph Davies - Silver Diamond Locket
Silver Diamond Locket by .

‘ collection Diamond Day drew me in pre-cupcake, before I had even reached the door. Her work was in the front window of the gallery, two pendants intriguingly strung from a metal display. I’m a big fan of minimal, edgier jewellery and Steph’s design are just that. When I asked her to describe her work in three words she tells me, ‘structure, control, industrial‘ – an ethos I appreciate. Each piece is hand-made in silver at her London workshop, and for this collection she is inspired by the form of diamonds. I learn later that nature is a recurrent theme in her designs, previous work having been influenced by feathers and bones. I liked the simplicity of Steph’s jewellery – the idea of wearing a diamond, but stripped back to it’s simplest form, it’s shape. Finer details such as the garnet, and the diamond charm that reveals itself as a locket, also really impressed.

Sarah Eyton by .

Inside the gallery it was surprisingly quiet for a late night opening. I wandered around the display cabinets, taking in the delights from designers such as, with her selection of reworked vintage trinkets, to ‘s intricate fine jewellery. I then came across ‘s work – a name I was already familiar with. On display were a couple of Sarah’s Kismet cuffs, a super modern design, which will catch your eye even if you’re not familiar with her name like me. Each cuff is made from Perspex, using laser technology for a super fine cut and then heat moulded into the desired shape. They’ve become a popular item amongst the fashion press, and rightly so, as they are a pretty useful piece of jewellery – unusual enough to be worn as a statement, but also suitable for every day. I liked the pale green and classic black, colours which really help show off the intricate detailing on each cuff.

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Advice: diamond earrings or pendant?

by _Tofu

Friend of mine wants to buy a nice gift for his wife for their anniversary. He's trying to decide between diamond solitaire earrings or a solitaire pendant.(spending about $1,000 so these won't be large stones)
I said pendant because it's less likely to be lost.(i'm SO practical, must be the Chinese blood) ;)
Whaddya think? No flames about diamonds k? He has already made up his mind to go the debeers route.

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FAQ

JellyBean
How much do you think this diamond pendant is worth?

Http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/exclusive-18ct-gold-050ct-brilliant-cut-diamond-pendant-12140856
This is from a reputable shop. I bought it for £719 online but in their shop they've put it up for £1200

Hard to tell with the scant information on the page...what is the grade of the diamond?
Based on 7 years pawn experience not being able to tell grade of diamond or weight of gold..I would guess 200 for a PAWN value not the actual value..that was probably 900 retail.

JellyBean
Did I get a good deal with my diamond?

£712 for a diamond white gold 18ct pendant with chain. I got it from Goldsmiths online and when I went to the shop to check it out it was a different price in store £1200

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/exclusive-18ct-gold-050ct-brilliant-cut-diamond-pendant-12140856

Yeah a really go one

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