Remember a time when statement jewels were a daytime wardrobe staple and expensive, delicate jewellery collections were saved for best? Well times have changed. We say let’s turn that style rule right on its head.
Forget about filling your accessories closet with high street necklaces that turn your neck green and save those super-sized cuffs for the dance floor as it’s time to open up your prized fine jewellery box and rock some daytime diamonds.
ROSA DE LA CRUZ
Snowflakes, smiley faces, stars, bows, hearts and even mushrooms make an appearance in Rosa de la Cruz’s playful collection. The former lawyer, Rosa, partnered with fashion editor Tierney Gifford Horne in 2010 to create this whimsical, yet wearable, range. Our pick, the 18ct rose gold and diamond smiley face stud earrings because we all need some extra smiles and diamonds in our life. Prices start from Dhs2,000. Available to buy at brownsfashion.com
BFF, SISTER and I LOVE YOU are just some of the must-have delicate pendants from Californian-born Jennifer Meyer’s jewellery collection. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, the 18ct gold necklaces have already been adorned by the likes of Cara Delevingne, Jennifer Aniston and Zoe Saldana, so it’s fair to say we want one now! Prices start from Dhs1,500. Available to buy at net-a-porter.com
Straight from Soho New York, a group of jewellery designers use the architecture of the Big Apple as inspiration for the large collection of pieces. Graphic lines, bold shapes and structure are recurring, but it’s the cool connected rings, ear cuff with separate stud earring and criss-cross bracelet that caught our eye. All pieces come in white, yellow and rose gold. Prices start from Dhs2,750. Available to buy at Bloomingdale’s Dubai
“I wanted to create something that women can wear every single day,” says Valérie Messika, the founder of Messika Paris. “There’s something cool about casual diamonds.” Well we couldn’t agree more, especially those skinny rings that we could easily wear on every finger… Prices start from Dhs30,000. Available to buy at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
We hadn’t heard of Alison Lou until we stopped by the S*uce Rocks store in the new Galleria Mall. The quirky collection from the New York-born designer, Alison Chemla, includes smiley faces pendants, enamel heart bracelets and screw earrings. But the most coveted pieces are the stacking rings that come in matchsticks, lips and words like ‘eat’ spelt out in white diamonds – we say, the more worn the merrier. Prices start from Dhs1,280. Available to buy at S*uce Rocks at the Galleria Mall, Dubai
Main Image: Alison Lou