Maximalism: a bit of a clunky word, but it sums up the current jewellery trend for elaborate, ornate layered pieces. We'd have gone with the tags elaborate and ornate ourselves, instead of using a slightly dorky word like maximalism--sounds like a character in Rebecca, doesn't it?--but we don't make the fashion rules and we don't edit the fashion magazines.
We just make the jewellery!
Though we're still a fan of simple, minimalist pieces, we can't deny we love jewellery that looks like it just stepped out of the Renaissance. That fall 2013 Dolce & Gabbana collection inspired by Byzantine mosaics left its mark on us. Who doesn't want to look like they're a modern-day Empress Theodora?
...maybe that's just me.
Here's a quick glimpse at what we've been making lately:
We're really interested in sparkly gemstones, accent gemstones, unusual gemstones, and patterned bands. Intricate patterned gold, gothic oxidised silver, eye-catching statement stones and layers. Lots of layers!
Still to come: LOADS more wedding bands with accent gemstones, patterned stacking ring sets, and earrings. Lots of earrings & ear cuffs. It's time to get lavish!