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  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts AW11 Season Preview

    As part of its year-long 20th birthday celebration, Dogeared presents their autumn/winter 2011 line with new fashion collections.

    Flea and antique markets in Italy - the arts and crafts of Bhutan - vintage stores in New York City - and the Farmers Markets, beaches, and landscapes of Southern California ? all inspired the original jewellery created for Dogeared’s new limited edition collection. The colours and textures of nature, the techniques and materials of artisans around the world, and the importance of adornment in all cultures inspired the creative vision behind this collection.

    Dogeared 'Balance' Pin with Om Charm

    Dogeared

    Founder and designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke returned from a recent trip to Florence, Italy with gorgeous, gilded, embossed, and painted antique trays she found at a flea market. The colours, textures, and designs of these trays led to collecting richly coloured gems that were available only in very limited quantities. These, in turn, became the new Limited Edition Jewels Collection. Large gems, including Carnelian, Labradorite, Grey Onyx, and Cape Amethyst, and small gems and gold-dipped beads are wrapped and hang on long leather ties. Each is handmade to order by Dogeared designers and is one-of-a-kind. Very limited quantities of each style are available this season only.

    Dogeared Limited Edition Collection

    Dogeared

    The Dogeared Modern Vintage Collection is all about updated classics. Designs have vintage, heirloom feel, but with thoroughly modern overtones. Warm gold combined with gemstones and new custom designed, hand-cast charms together create distinctive jewellery. New charms include a Clover Disc and Amulet, and are layered with gemstones.

    Modern Vintage Clover Disc Pendant with Turquoise Gem

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    Dogeared designers have incorporated new gemstones, metals, textures, and settings as they revise and reinvent classic styles, including Karma, Healing Gems, and word jewellery.

    Karma: the new limited edition Good Karma necklace celebrates Dogeared’s 20th birthday and benefits their non-profit partners through the Karma In Action program of giving. A new Karma Sign necklace features the word ?Karma? in custom-designed lettering cut through a sterling silver or gold-dipped rectangular plaque. The Karma circle, the simple and powerful word Karma, and the concept that, ?what goes around, comes around,? continue to inspire beautiful jewellery new designs.

    Dogeared Karma Plaque Necklace

    Dogeared

    Healing Gems: Beautiful coloured gemstones have been used in healing and spiritual rituals for centuries. Onyx, turquoise, carnelian, and numerous colours of quartz have long been offered in a variety of best-selling Healing Gem styles. This season, new Teardrop Healing Gems are available as necklaces and earrings. Artisans hammer each stone into a setting by hand, creating a look and a texture that could never be achieved by machine. Floating Healing Gems feature round, faceted gemstones that are hand-wired onto a hand-cast mount. Both styles are presented on custom cards, featuring original artwork along with descriptions of the unique healing traditions of each of the eight gemstones.

    The New Healing Gem Collection

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    3 Wishes: New this season is 3 Wishes, a necklace that features an encased teardrop gem, word plaque, and charm on a chain. Five styles communicate five concepts created by the charm-word-gem combinations. For example, a message of ?Luck? is created by a green quartz teardrop gem with an elephant and Lucky number 7 charms.

    Three Wishes Cluster Necklace

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    As Dogeared continues to explore new materials and techniques, it remains committed to decreasing its environmental footprint. All sterling charms are 100% recycled silver, and catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, The company works with suppliers and casters who share their environmental commitment, and all the jewellery and gifts are handmade in Dogeared’s Southern California studios.

    Our Dogeared AW11 collection arrives in September.

  • The Lola Rose AW11 Collection

    The new Lola Rose AW11 collection will be heading our way in August and we can barely contain our excitement. For autumn/winter angles are fluid and shapes are organic with dewdrops, petals and pebbles softened by time. Settings of 22ct gold feature filigree detailing to create a look of luxury. Shades are inspired by the earth, forest, sea and sky. Sumptuous tones of black agate and blue sandstone contrast with the exotic blues and purples of peacock and iris Quartzite. Other colours arriving are black cherry, iris and lily quarzite and the beautiful blue dumorterite.

    Lola Rose represents all that is great about British design: innovation, trending design and wear-ability. We can't wait to receive the new collection in August. Are you as excited as we are?

  • London Fashion Week Round Up - AW11 Jewellery

    Here's our report from London Fashion Week on the new? jewellery collections heading our way this autumn.

    Alex Monroe

    The AW11 Alex Monroe jewellery collection embodies 1950's glamour. Called 'Chrysanthemum', it combines shimmering pearls with delicate hand crafted flowers. Our favourites are the flower stud earrings below, that also come in a pretty pearl centred version.

    Chrysanthemum by Alex Monroe

    Chrysanthemum

    Lola Rose

    Lola Rose has some stunning new styles in fabulous new semi precious stones. Rich colours of black cherry quartzite, iris quartzite, lily quartzite, peacock quartzite and dumorterite appear on new jewellery styles that are faceted for seasonal glamour. The classic Lola Rose heart appears on bracelets, necklaces and stretch rings to tactile tumble bracelets designed for layering.

    Jacey Withers

    'Adornithology' is the name of the new Jacey Withers AW11 collection. It's an enchanting collection of unique handcrafted pieces heavily inspired by the beautiful white barn owl, one of England's most captivating birds. Fascinated by this creature, Jacey has created a delightful story surrounding the life of this bird, the mythology and superstition surrounding it as well as its wildlife companions, some even being its prey. Within the collection we discover adorable, inquisitive mice climbing on necklaces and bracelets. Striking owls sit on chains showing the amazing pattern of their wings.

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    Adornithology by Jacey Withers

    Adornithology

    Tatty Devine

    Finders keepers...come foraging with Tatty Devine. The forest is rich with acorns, blackberries and seeds, all transformed into jewellery in new matt frosted perspex. Crown yourself with ivy wreaths in translucent green and charcoal black. Spot a fox slipping through the undergrowth, or an owl disappearing through the trees. Go exploring dressed in colourful perspex patchwork in oranges and creams or dazzling peacock shades of mirror.

    Fiona Paxton

    'A collection inspired by the ancients' is the tag line for Fiona Paxton's AW11 season.? Influences are the bronze age, the Kings and Queens of the Celts, Mycenaean culture, hammered metals, matt stones, arrowheads, wrapped wire, draping chains and beaten curved metal discs.? Styles are bold, strong shapes contrasted with areas of refined detailing created by Fiona Paxton in her signature style, mixing metals with leather and beading.

    Fiona Paxton AW11 - Necklace 'Chala', Earrings 'Tulsa'

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    Les Nereides

    We have two new collections arriving in autumn from French brand Les Nereides. 'Dans la For?t' (translation: 'In the Forest') has gold plated woodland creatures featuring on necklaces and earrings. 'Sous la Glycine' ('Under the Wisteria') oozes classic Les Nereides' detailing with tiny perched birds and hand enamelled flowers featuring on stackable rings, looped necklaces and dramatic drop earrings.

    Dans la Foret

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    Sous la Glycine

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