Creativity and whimsy combine

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am


Hong Kong's jewellery scene continues to delight and amaze its fans with even more creative designs.

British designer Stephen Webster has arrived this week to personally present his latest jewellery pieces at Lane Crawford.

His designs are edgy and executed with intricate detail. The Forget Me Knot collection features fanciful bows and knots with pointed edges for a subtle hint of danger.

They are set in 18ct white and yellow gold, with white and black diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets and colourful crystal haze stones. There is another line of similar designs but in sterling silver.

For a more bold and contemporary look, Webster has created the Superstud collection, also in sterling silver. Pave diamond and black sapphire stacking rings and bangles are alongside hoops featuring brightly coloured crystal haze stones, while statement drop earrings combine diamond-set chains and chainmail-like studs like fashionable armour.

Victoire de Castellane of Dior usually has a whimsical taste eager to shake things up at the French house, but for this season she is restrained and classical.

She presents a new collection aptly named My Dior that uses traditional hand caning, usually found in chair seat weaving. De Castellane takes this old-school method to produce fashionable jewellery from rings to bracelets and cuffs in gold and studded with diamonds and colourful gemstones.

Italian designer Carlo Palmiero is always looking to push his creativity forward in the most colourful ways. This time he looks to Japan, particularly the haiku, for inspiration.

The three-line poem is an art form that is extremely brief on composition and yet contains depth in terms of thought and image. Carried by Masterpiece by king fook, Palmiero presents his bejewelled homage to haiku with his rings dedicated to the four seasons.