Hump day this week saw WSS let loose once again, dodging showers on the way to the CMJ Media press day. Even the rain couldn’t dampened my spirits (although my outfit didn’t fare so well) as they work with loads of amazing jewellery brands and designers, so I couldn’t wait to oogle over lots of gorgeous sparkliness.
Welcomed by the lovely Katharine, my first stop was a chat with Dessy Tsolova, the Bulgarian-born genius behind Deci Jewellery. I’ve been a fan Dessy’s designs for a while now, I love the way she combines precious stones in rich jewel colours with luxuriant 18ct gold. The interesting textures and fine detailing give her jewellery a glamorous feel as well as a glimpse into her heritage and the historic influences she draws on when creating her designs.
Here are a few of my favourite pieces from her current collections.
18ct Gold Carved Emerald Roma Ring
18ct Gold Carved Emerald Roma Dangle Earrings
Tanzanite and Ruby Earrings
Sterling Silver and Tsavorite Dome Ring
Of course it was the opportunity to see the new collections that I was most excited about and Deci didn’t disappoint.
I think we can all agree that it’s generally rather tricksy to find zodiac/star sign jewellery that isn’t a bit, well, cheesy. It’s always a nice idea, the kind of thing that makes a great gift for a loved one as it shows real thought. But I’ve never been able to find jewellery that ticks the star sign box as well as being gorgeous enough that you’d actually want to wear it on a daily basis. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case with Deci’s Astra Collection.
Sagittarius – Citrine and Blue Topaz Necklace
Taurus – Diamond & Emerald, Virgo – Peridot & Sapphire, Aquarius – Garnet & Amethyst Necklaces
Now, aren’t these lovely!?! Using the actual zodiac constellations as the design and the two birthstones that fall into each star sign, these gorgeous creations will be available as necklaces and bracelets. Set on either 18ct gold or rhodium-plated sterling silver, they really are the perfect gift. What a conversation piece, so special and really pretty, I’m in love with them.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed the jewellery from Deci I’ve picked out? Please go and have a wander round her website and lose yourself in Byzantine-inspired loveliness.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, I’m a Libra. Just sayin’.
More of next seasons new and exciting jewellery collections next week. Until there, toodles and have a luscious weekend. You’ll find me sipping Rioja and sampling tapas in Southwark. Definitely worse Sundays I can imagine.