This month we met with the creative force behind Aurum’s latest collection, as well as finding out where the up and commers get their inspiration from and we’ve also included a helpful guide from Monica Vinader on precious stone meanings.

 

How many collections have you created for Aurum?
The Glamour Collection is the 7th annual collection, inspired by the shapes, colours and dynamism of the Art Deco period and the golden age of Hollywood glamour.

 

Favourite  pieces?
‘Sheherazade’, a marquise diamond pendant employing a typical Art Deco sunburst motif.
‘Gatsby’, a pair of cinnamon brilliant cut diamonds set as drop earrings.
‘Ava’, pendant featuring stunning boulder opal centre with wrap over diamond setting.
‘City’, a vibrant pink tourmaline and diamond ring inspired by Manhattan skyscrapers
‘Le Ritz’, earrings with sparkling scattered natural coloured brilliant cut diamonds.
‘Seeker of the Sun’ cuff set with brilliant cut white diamonds in water drop inspired motifs.

What 6 words sum up your influences for this collection?
My choices each represent one of six main influences I worked on in this collection.Therefore my key words are:  Ballets Russes, Jazz, Icon, Metropolis, Parisienne, and Biarritz.

 

Fantasy model for piece of jewellery?

Modern icon Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wearing the Icon-inspired pendant ‘Ava’ at a gala event.  Its crossover styling perfectly fits her ‘classic with a modern twist’ look.

The Glamour collection has pieces starting from £2,800. However Aurum also really do have something for everybody, you can pick up a brilliant Christmas present such as mother of pearl earrings from £30, all wrapped up in the covetable Aurum packaging, so it is well worth popping in and chatting to one of their staff who will show you all the items they have to suit your budget.