Rock chick jewellery for rock’n'roll brides
The rock chick look has been around for years, yet it doesn’t show any signs of going out of fashion. Think black leather, torn denim, spiky stilettos, smoky black eye-makeup and – of course – layers and layers of long, chunky chains. As long as we have celebs such as Florence Welch, Courtney Love, Daisy Lowe and Drew Barrymore gracing the pages of our favourite magazines, it’s likely that rock’n'roll style is here to stay.
But what if you’re getting hitched? Studs and black lace aren’t to everyone’s taste – not even for the archetypal rock chick herself, Kate Moss, who married earlier this year in a Galliano gown that was altogether more conventional than her usual skinny jean style (though the model described the 1920s vintage-inspired dress as ‘rock’n'roll Great Gatsby’).
There is, however, a way to stay true to your inner rock chick on your wedding day that doesn’t involve shocking your and your betrothed’s elderly relatives. And that’s by making a relatively small – but significant – statement with rock’n'roll bridal jewellery.
You simply cannot mention the words ‘rock’n'roll’ and ‘jewellery’ in the same sentence without thinking of Stephen Webster. The undisputed king of rock’n'roll jewels, Webster’s dark, gothic and to-die-for creations have graced the likes of Madonna, Katy Perry, Christine Aguilera and Elton John, no less.
So if money is no object – and you haven’t already broken the budget on a designer dress – there could be no better way to grace any rock’n'roll bride’s neck than with his Poison Ivy Collar (price on application), a delicious fantasy concoction of swirls and spikes set in 18ct white gold with white diamonds. Treat yourself to a trip to Webster’s store in London’s Mayfair, and be prepared to drool. A lot.
Skulls are a recurring theme in rock’n'roll jewellery, and Stephen Einhorn’s Pirates Charm Necklace features a skull, a dagger and a white freshwater pearl to add that feminine touch – making it an ideal contender for rock’n'roll brides. The silver version costs £179, but you can also order it in 9ct white gold, which will set you back £820 (go on, it is your big day after all).
Perhaps less gothic than a skull – but equally rock’n'roll – is Violet Darkling’s, £1,000; a long silver chain that features a chunky silver heart and a bone pave-set with blue topaz gems. Feminine – totally – but with an edge, this necklace is the perfect addition to any rock chick’s jewellery collection.
Finally the Rok Chix collection of handmade silver and gemstone jewellery features several designs with an edge that rock’n'roll brides will love. The Silver Pearls and Barbs Necklace, £85, features that good old stalwart of bridal jewellery – off-white pearls – but there’s a twist: the freshwater pearls are irregular and intermittently spiky, plus there’s a smattering of ice-cool herkimer diamonds (natural double-terminated quartz points) and sterling silver barbs.
The sterling silver enamelled star in the Silver Winter Star and Pearls Necklace, £75, is also suitably spiky, but softened by six plump, off-white, cream and peach freshwater pearls, making it perfect for rock chick brides who want a look that’s just that bit different.
The Silver Rose Heart Necklace, £65, meanwhile, features a chunky sterling silver heart with a tattoo-style rose pattern – the perfect combination of romance and rock attitude. And there’s a pink ruby gemstone charm too, symbolising love and passion.
• For more romantic handmade silver and gemstone jewellery for brides and lovers, check out the Rok Chix Smitten collection.
Post by Zankyou Guest Blogger: Christine from Rok Chix
Expert in limited-edition handmade designer sterling silver jewellery
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