I thought I would share a little weakness of mine in the jewellery department. I tend to wear minimal jewellery, but minimal doesn't necessarily mean it has to be boring. For some reason I've never quite mastered the knack of accessorising with jewellery. I often see other women and admire their skill for putting pieces together. I'm still observing and learning...
That leads me to the stunning 'Bouvier' jewellery by the talented partnership of Rebecca Raft and Peter Conroy. Bouvier allows a woman to wear one piece of jewellery and make a statement which takes out the stress of being talented with accessorising. The composition of the design is exotic, intriguing, timeless and sophisticated and each piece is skillfully crafted and hand-cut from hammered silver, making every item unique.
I'm particularly partial to the personalized bangles (for sentimental reasons in addition to aesthetic) and the long-drop engraved earrings as signature pieces. Image 1 and 2 are my favourites from previous collections which were featured heavily in fashion editorials. They are the 'Fez' long-drop, tiered earring (image 1, above); and the 'Clea' engraved, 12cm drop, multi-tiered earring embellished with pearl drops (image 2, below).
The Clea 12cm drop earring (above) is engraved on every single piece of hammered silver in a poetic way and when read in entirety it says 'Tout ce qui attire l'attention, qui est beau n'est pas toujours bon, mais tout ce qui est bon est tourjours tres beau'. When translated, the script means 'Anything that draws attention, which is beautiful is not always good, but all that is good is very beautiful'.
Even though the more dramatic pieces are my preference, Bouvier also makes exquisite subtle pieces. For anyone that is interested you can view Bouvier on their website www.bouvier.com.au or it is available for order through the lovely Inge at www.gugubeach.com.au (with shipping worldwide).
Photo credits: www.bouvier.com.au