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…
|Hexagonal Promise ring by Laura Gravestock|
Playing on Arabesque shapes, this ring is pavé-set with plum coloured Amethysts. Wear stacked with other rings.
|Golden Nile bracelet by Zara Simon|
The unusual ‘rough cut’ gemstone works fabulously with the hammered gold: perfect for your inner goddess!
|Amethyst Dove earrings by Assya|
Striking faceted Amethysts teamed little doves makes these pretty earrings great for day into evening
|Moon Ring by Tina Engel|
With its soft lavender gemstone, this dress ring plays on vintage shapes with a modern setting
|Vertebrae necklace by Bex Rox|
A must-have for the fashion conscious, Bex’s woven purple chainmail necklace will complement any outfit.
|Amma Cluster Earrings by Astley Clarke|
Elegant and soft in shape, these tumbling gemstone earrings demand an evening gown…
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