Last month saw the annual Jewellery Week come to London, rebranded and with a calendar full of events. Amongst them was Treasure – a chance to discover new designers and catch up with the latest collections from existing favourites.
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Of the latter were Gina Melosi’s new pieces from her Broken Promises collection, from which I can share some of the beautiful lookbook images.
Broken Promises once again realises broken glass in metal, but this time featuring larger scale chunks of glass, with the shattered texture confined mainly to the edges. The pieces are finished with a striking variety of black gemstones – lava, onyx and spinel beads, strung on silk.
My favourite aspect is how tactile the pieces are; particularly the cuff, with its smooth expanse of polished metal contrasting nicely with the rougher edges. The pieces just invite you to smooth your fingers or palm across their glossy surfaces.
The darker colour palette of this range is also a striking feature – my attention was particularly caught by those pieces with contrasting edges, as above. The range is currently available exclusively at Kabiri, here.