Vicki Sarge Beamon is co founder and creative director of Erickson Beamon and has been an influential designer in the jewellery industry for more than 20 years.

Biker Chic, the look for some might be an enviable “no-no”. When you list the pieces that make up such a look, it feels like an inventory best suited to a garage warehouse, not a fashion website.

There is something quite sultry about pure black. For the first time in a long time we are seeing jet black jewellery leap into the limelight, from the High Street to haute couture. Often merged with gold, black is the new season “must have” to accessorise

History of sequins Sequins got their name from the Arabic ‘sikka’, meaning a coin or dye. Coins known as sequins were used for centuries

Adorn has been on the look out for these fair maidens and found a few to tickle your fancy! History of cameos Cameo refers to the method of carving an item of jewellery.

Fred’s Autumn/Winter 09 Collection, Heliocentric Electric, was presented as a film at London Fashion week. Elfin ballerinas modelled her collection – the asymmetric helio shapes in her accessories mirrored through dance.

Mary Katrantzou graduated from Central St Martin’s in 2008 and wowed fashion critics with her inspirational prêt-a-porter debut line

Maria Francesca Pepe is Italian by birth. She has studied at some of London’s most acclaimed colleges

Kirsten Goss is one of life’s passionate people. From Parma ham and pink Prosecco, to the complexities of South African politics

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