Purple reign

16/8/10
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Christian Dior A/W 2010

Long the colour of royalty and religion, the rich hues of purple evoke luxury and a hint of the fairytale. Seen across Dior’s Haute Couture 2010/11 palette, punchy shades of violet and lavender work effortlessly with indigo, creating a theme that plays on the wild thistle-studded Scottish Highlands. Wearing these gorgeous hues of purple through your jewellery is a simple way of working the trend during the winter months. A dash of violet here, or a dazzling indigo gemstone there… Whether you like your jewels chic or a little bit playful, purple will always add a touch of opulence. Here are my must-have purple picks…
 

 Laura Gavestock
 Hexagonal Promise ring by Laura Gravestock

Playing on Arabesque shapes, this ring is pavé-set with plum coloured Amethysts. Wear stacked with other rings.

 Zara Simon
 Golden Nile bracelet by Zara Simon

The unusual ‘rough cut’ gemstone works fabulously with the hammered gold: perfect for your inner goddess!

 Assya
 Amethyst Dove earrings by Assya

Striking faceted Amethysts teamed little doves makes these pretty earrings great for day into evening

 Tina Engel jewellery
 Moon Ring by Tina Engel

With its soft lavender gemstone, this dress ring plays on vintage shapes with a modern setting

 Bex Rox jewellery
 Vertebrae necklace by Bex Rox

A must-have for the fashion conscious, Bex’s woven purple chainmail necklace will complement any outfit.

 Astley Clarke
 Amma Cluster Earrings by Astley Clarke

Elegant and soft in shape, these tumbling gemstone earrings demand an evening gown…

By Kathryn Bishop

To read our other Christian Dior A/W 2010 jewellery inspired posts click here: ‘Citrus Hues’ and ‘Miss Scarlet‘ and ‘Trend Spot‘.

Catwalk images courtesy of style.com

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