Marie Claire's inside scoop on the best brands to go to for a bit of bling
When it comes to finishing touches, there’s no questioning that this season it’s all about the finer details. Standout, sparkling bling was the way to go last year, but this time round sophisticated metals are doing all the talking. From barely-there fine gold chains to longer-length 70s-inspired pendants and sleek torque chokers, it seems SS15 has a necklace style to suit every taste.
Looking to up your ring game? Take your pick from stackable, spindly gold bands, tiny smashed diamonds set in rose-gold surrounds and achingly cool signet rings that we reckon Thelma and Louise would be proud of.
For an earring update, we’ve spotted a massive lean toward clean and linear Kandinsky- inspired shapes, where no triangle, circle or square is off limits.
If delicate jewels and polished metals don’t really suit your style (we appreciate that for some of you waving goodbye to J Crew-alike statement necklaces is too much to bear) then make the sartorial switch to brightly coloured cut-stone in exaggerated 3D shapes. Newcomer brand ESHVI are flying the flag this season for out-there adornment.
Ear jackets and cuffs aren’t going anywhere for summer, but this season we can report that angular shapes rule. Check out exciting new brands HALL and Tada & Toy for their fresh take.
Packing for holiday? Exotic jewellery always works and if you’re embracing the trend for all things white with your clothes, you need goddess gold bands with flashes of colour ? check out the exciting collection at Gas Bijoux.
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Here on the Marie Claire fashion desk, we're all self-confessed jewellery addicts and when we spot an exciting new brand, the news hurtles around the office at the speed of sound. So as well as updating our own little black books, we've updated this insider gallery to make sure we share with you our most fashionable finds. We're pleased to introduce you to the must-know jewellery brands this season?
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There isn't a single piece from Katie Rowland's collection that we're not coveting. We love how she's managed to make spikey, horn-shaped earrings and necklaces super luxe and elegant - it's neo gothic genius!
If you count the likes of Moschino and House of Holland as your fave fashion houses, this is the jewellery brand for you. Inspired by British avant-garde and created by Italian artisans, Maria Francesca Pepe puts the fun back into fashion jewellery. Its winning combination of cultural motifs set on bold contempory designs sets this brand apart.
Let us point you in the right direction: arrows, spearheads and triangles are the jewellery shape of the season. For the chicest way to take on the trend, head to Sif Jakobs where Nordic cool and Italian elegance result in trend-led pieces that will become timely classics.
Central Saint Martins graduate Leila Kashanipour fuses her Persian heritage with a love for London to bring a fresh twist to a traditional Middle Eastern aesthetic.
Leivankash, her premium jewellery brand's SS15 collection has been given some serious insta love from the fashion elite this year. With Cara Delevingne and Olivia Palermo both fans, you know you're in good company.
Leader of the pack when it come to fine chains and fun pendants, Missoma has now joined forces with fashion and travel blogger Lucy Williams (of fashionmenow.co.uk fame) to create a collection perfect for your summer adventures. Layer up spikes, shark teeth and smashed diamonds to maximise your style points in the sun.
It's hard to believe that newcomer British brand HALL was founded only last year. Their mix-and-match studs and diamond ear jackets have fast become a favourite amongst fashon editors.
As well as their own fine contemporary jewellery HALL introduces a guest designer to the collection each season and if you love vintage finery, stay tuned for HALL Antiques - an edit of beautiful, vintage-sourced jewellery launching online next week!
If there's one jewellery trend that's set to stick around all summer long, it's the ear cuff and we're currently obsessed by these stars from Tada & Toy. Wear one at the top of your ear for a solo statement or team with the brand's matching earrings for a shooting-star effect.
If stars aren't your thing, check out the rest of the collecion which includes handlets, body chains and charitable bracelets.
The 70s aesthetic means switching to a chunckier style of ring, and this Dallas-inspired signet from Bianca Jones seriously hits the mark.
If you're a fan of monogramed pendants, Bianca Jones needs to be on your radar. Choose between circular discs with single letters etched on (and the option to include your birthstone) or spell out your initals on sweet miniature hearts, teardrops and stars.
If strong statement jewellery is your bag, Eshvi is a name to know. Founders Natia Chkhartishvili and Tamar Svanidze draw from their established fashion design know-how to produce super stylish statement jewellery. Eshvi's signature aesthetic is bold and brightly coloured cut stones on interesting sculptural design.
London jeweller Ros Millar was awarded UK New Designer of the Year back in 2013, so if she's not already on your radar - we are here to right that wrong. Her signature aesthetic is natural and raw ? so think organic forms in tactile textures all set in pecious metals. Her use of traditional techniques in an innovative way makes her a master.