Monday, January 05, 2009

Some Gems featured on

Jessica McCormack (Above)

Jazz Hands

With a fanbase that includes the likes of Madonna, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna, it's fair to say that Jessica McCormack's graphic diamond creations are music to the ears of the fashionably-attuned - all the more impressive considering that each bespoke creation comes from the small but perfectly-formed Jessica McCormack Salon in the East End of London. "For me, making jewellery is about creating miniature sculptures," says the New Zealand-born designer. "Each piece is the end result of my desire to turn what I perceive to be beautiful into a tiny piece of art." Email for more information.

Agrigento (bove)

Tweety Pie

New York City may not be the most romantic metropolis, but one look at the latest collection from Agrigento and you are sure to fall for the jewellery designs of self proclaimed "modern day hippie" Alissa Frazer. The Love Bird earrings feature sweet diamond-eyed sparrows that perch on the earlobes, one with its wings folded, the other looking as though it's about to take flight. As far as romantic statements go, this one's got our stamp of approval. Available now for £240 at

Missoma (Above)

Pearls Gone Wild

Get in early on next season's tribal trend with the Apache collection from winner of the covetable Italian Jewellery Award, Missoma. Using their trademark, brightly coloured precious and semi-precious gemstones, the collection draws on Apache Indian tribal motifs and patterns in organic shapes for bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings that are glamorous and oh so on-trend. Available at and


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