I adore the minimalist trend – the simple, monochromatic outfits, clean cut shirts and dainty, barely-there accessories. But I’ll always have a special place for statement, unique jewellery pieces – especially those that have been thoughtfully handcrafted and will surely, one day have heirloom status.
Strolling through antique jewellery stores when travelling overseas I would sometimes make impulse purchases and slowly I have managed to build a little collection that I’ve tried to hide from my boyfriend – who should probably know by now that all this jewellery couldn’t possibly be from my deceased Croatian grandmother who lived back in decidedly communist times.
So when I first heard of the Hardy Brothers Vault Collection, I couldn’t hide my excitement at the prospect of shooting this story. Heirloom inspired and unique yet timeless, this collection is handcrafted by master jewellers using some of the most sought-after diamonds and gems in the world.
I’m a firm believer that wearing statement jewellery is something that should not be strictly limited to special ocassions. An art deco ring can work just as well with a day dress or an evening gown. The trick is to invest in pieces that are classic, with gems that will complement most of the colours in your wardrobe.
Statement jewellery needs to be enjoyed and celebrated for their unique beauty and intricacy – so why keep them locked up and hidden away?
Wearing Hardy Brothers rings, Christopher Esber top and skirt, Max Mara coat.
full story with more pictures now up on vogue.com.au here!
Beauty note:Beauty note: Lancome Miracle cushion foundation in shade 3, Nars lipstick in Schiap and M.A.C lipstick in Russian Red, Charlotte Tilburry blush in Love Glow, Super Liner eye liner by L’Oreal.
photographed by Alice Wesley-Smith