The Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear crowd has moved on to Milan, but we couldn’t close out the week without rounding up some London Fashion Week jewelry highlights. On February 23, Moda Operandi founder Lauren Santo Domingo celebrated London’s “Next Generation of Jewelers” at the posh and private Mark’s Club. The evening showcased new collections from London-based Noor Fares, Eugenie Niarchos, Sabine Ghanem and Fernando Jorge.
Noor Fares is inspired by her Lebanese heritage and love of fine art. Lucky motifs and symbols feature heavily in her collections, including the human eye motif which is thought to protect the wearer. Referring to her three colleagues, who are all friends, Fares, told Vogue’s Ashley W. Simpson: “We’re really lucky—[I love] the idea of showing my work during London Fashion Week, but also being part of a group of talented kinds of people who all have expressed their individuality through their jewelry.” Shown: 18K Rose Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Wing Earrings, $20,180 at NetAPorter.com
“I like the symbolic meaning of the turtle in eastern cultures,” says Venyx designer Eugenie Niarchos on her website, “it supposedly brings longevity and good luck.” This 9K gold ring is one of her favorite pieces and is hand-set with multicolored sapphires, tsavorites and amethysts in blackened gold.
Featured: Venyx Madagascar Ring, $4,270 at NetAPorter.com
Sabine Ghanem draws her inspiration from both Eastern and Western cultures. She has spent time in Beirut, Geneva, and New York City, where she studied diamond grading and jewelry design at the Gemological Institute in America. Ghanem’s Sabine G. collection is carried by Bergdorf Goodman NY, Maxfield LA, Montaigne Market Paris, and both Browns and Matches in London. Shown: 18K Rose Gold and Diamond Relic Marquise Earrings, $14,610 at StoneAndStrand.com
Brazilian-born Fernando Jorge reflects the laidback vibe of his home country. After studying in São Paulo, he worked for a decade in key design roles at various Brazilian jewelry labels before moving to London for an MA in Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins. His first collection, launched in 2010, was received with critical acclaim and he quickly established his brand in the UK.
Jorge uses many Brazilian gemstones and minerals often overlooked in his home country due to their abundance. His signature finish includes unique cuts and the use of delicate gold snake chain. Featured: Diamond, Chalcedony and 18K Gold Bracelet, $25,765 at MatchesFashion.com