Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I love quirky jewellery. It's the shizz. Nothing jazzes up an outfit better than a gorgeous necklace or a fabulous bangle.
On my interweb travels this week I discovered a new designer (well, new for me). Alex Monroe established his jewellery design business in the UK more than 20 years ago and uses nature to inspire his whimsical intricately beautiful jewellery. He is inspired by the world around him.
Most of his designs are available in gold plate or sterling silver and use tiny jewels like amethyst, aquamarine and sapphires to highlight the delicate intricacy of the pieces. He also does bespoke work and limited edition pieces.
Some of my favourite items from his current collection include peacock inspired earrings and rings and flying bee necklaces. I particularly love the lucky clover necklace. I think I might have to try and convince Mr Kitty that I want something from this extensive selection.
The question is - which one should I get?
Alex Monroe's work is available extensively in boutiques and department stores around the UK and also online. There are a few Australian stockists as well, particularly if you are in Melbourne.