I’ve never really been one to follow the famous Coco Chanel mantra relating to the rules of accessorising. ‘Always take off the last thing you put on’ definitely seemed like a good idea, but somehow layering pendant upon pendant became the norm and I wasn’t quite me unless my neck resembled a packhorse (albeit a shimmering one). That was until I stumbled upon the mother of all statement jewellery designers, Sarah Angold.
Her geometric offerings created from layered acrylic are not so much statement pieces, but rather full-blown style declarations attached to ears, wrists, necks or fingers. A visible voice for your style-savvy body, incredibly eye-catching without compromising on everyday wearability. Eschewing the traditionally feminine metals and gems, Angold creates her masterpieces from laser-cut plastic, perfectly formed into strict mathematical shapes whose colours catch the light as prettily as the most polished of diamonds.
The designer works in a variety of fields from fashion and interior design to the world of technology, inspiration from each one seeps into the others making for a richly diverse and forward-thinking line of accessories. This is clear in the precise structural forms of Angold’s pieces, that clearly take the clean strokes of a city skyline as their muse. Fashion folk take note, no longer relegated to the fake nails of dyed blonde sixteen year olds, acrylic is now modern, elegant and most importantly, beautiful. I hope to see Sarah Angold’s creations adorning many an earlobe soon.