Imogen Belfield

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 April, 2012, 12:00am

Who started it? Imogen Belfield is a jewellery graduate from London Metropolitan University. Having interned under the aegis of renowned jeweller Shaun Leane, Belfield branched out with her own brand of experimental jewellery. Inspired by nature and architecture, she uses hand-carving techniques on textured metals such as gilded bronze, silver and gold. Belfield has won some heavy metal of her own, with prizes from the British Jewellers' Association, The Goldsmiths' Company and The South Square Trust. Having showcased her work at London's Business Design Centre, Coutts London Jewellery Week, and London and Paris Fashion weeks, she has developed a following among the famed and the fortuned. In 2010, she won the New Designers One Year On Award.


Why we love it: because it's a return to nature, but with a heavy metal vibe. No wonder Belfield's unusual pieces have been donned by the catwalk divas of Alexander McQueen, with whom she collaborated for a one-off collection.


What we'd pick: for their quirkiness, the anchor-like pendant in gold (above right; HK$3,880), the honeycomb ring (above left; HK$4,850) and the eye-mask shaped bracelet (top; HK$3,280).


Where can you get it? Imogen Belfield is available at Russell Street in Central (10c Aberdeen Street, tel: 2815 3839) and Wan Chai (6 St Francis Yard, tel: 2866 0800). Go to www.russell-street.com for details.

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