Carl and I are getting married in October this year so it’s full steam ahead with wedding plans. The venue is booked and the dress is being made as we speak. We’ve confirmed the photographer and chosen the menu… so next on the list is a really fun one: jewellery!
I feel like I really know my style when it comes to jewellery. I love super skinny styles in yellow or rose gold, with sparkling white diamonds or soft luminous pearls, and whilst I love to layer up the skinny necklaces day to day, I’d like my wedding jewellery to be that little bit more refined. All good so far, but I think the thing that is slightly throwing me is that I really want my wedding jewellery to compliment the dress, and without giving too much away, my dress is lightly embellished in silver… I needed to call in the experts, so when the girls at William & Son told me about their upcoming bridal jewellery launch I couldn’t wait to see it. In true William & Son style, they went one better and invited me to their beautiful Bruton Street store to talk through my ideas with their fabulously talented in-house designer, Nicky and gemmologist Clemence.
Initially we talked about my dress and the style of the wedding to see what type of pieces would work well. The ladies are super experienced and got right down to business, suggesting styles, showing me beautifully drawn designs, and using stones from their incredible collection of white diamonds and morganites to see what we could do. I think I’d love to wear a stack of skinny diamond bracelets with a pair of statement earrings, and the ladies are amazing at creating bespoke pieces that are convertible so you can wear them again in different ways. They suggested a decorative diamond earring with a spectacular detachable stone for when I really want to up the ante. We looked at white diamonds in oval and emerald cuts, but I fell in love with this huge oval briolette cut morganite in the most beautiful shade of warm peachy pink.
And then they brought out the new Novastella bridal collection… and it’s truly stunning! The word literally means “new star”, but in astronomy it refers to an explosion on an existing star that dramatically but temporarily increases its brightness, and it was this burst of light that was the inspiration behind the collection. It’s amazing to see the initial sketches from which the pieces came to life! The collection features a stunning necklace that sits just above the collarbone in the most flattering position, two bangle bracelets that have been designed to flex with your movement, and a beautiful pair of earrings. I love that the earrings have the look of a ear cuff, whilst still being utterly timeless. Each piece is made of 18 carat white gold, with pear shaped and round brilliant cut diamonds, and I love that the design almost has the look of a tiara – because who doesn’t want to feel like a princess on their wedding day!
And whilst the collection is so beautiful as is, Clemence and Nicky shared that it could be just the starting point for an even more special bespoke piece. Imagine that necklace with a detachable oval cut diamond hanging from the centre, or the earrings with those stunning morganites as a detachable drop…
You can see the collection online or discover it in person at the William & Son store on Bruton Street, which is a treasure trove of gorgeous things and well worth a good look around!
In collaboration with: William & Son