More than ever, and perhaps as a result of rising metal prices, we are seeing designers integrate a range of materials like silk cord, leather and braid into their jewellery pieces facilitating a relationship that focuses less on the metal and more on the mix. Across the board from fashion jewellery to fine jewellery, designers are implementing this new approach through innovative techniques that include age old crafts like weaving, plaiting and knotting. Here are a few of the brands that look ‘hot right now’ when it comes to a mixed media approach to jewels.
1. Premium Double Plait bracelet from Topshop
2. White pave and diamond bracelet by Shamballa at Luisaviaroma
3. Red and gold silk ring by Carolina Bucci at Astley Clarke
4. Gold plaited necklace by Aurelie Bidermann at Net-a-Porter