© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport
Value for money has always been a feature of high jewellery. In the 18th century, tiaras could be broken down into brooches, pendants and earrings after the candles of a ball were snuffed, and transformability continues to be a theme that permeates today’s couture collections.
In the commercial market, we are also seeing demand for clever jewels that can offer more than one look. This is less about ensuring appropriate bang for buck than allowing consumers to adapt their jewels to fit the many facets of their lives.
Designs that they can dress up or down depending on the occasion, or that can change colour to match an outfit or reflect a mood, have become a useful tool in the style arsenal of modern women…
This story was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Nanis)