BODY & SOUL
East meets West in Thomas Sabo’s new fine-jewellery collection.
designing Thomas Sabo’s first fine-jewellery line was all about crafting a new story for the brand. Kölbli looked to the East for inspiration for the Seven Chakras, a collection of ornate and delicate pendants that represent the lotus flower in different stages of bloom. Each chakra is adorned with a particular gemstone— diamond, topaz, amethyst, peridot, quartz, citrine or garnet—and corresponds to one of the seven energy points on the body. The flower’s physical transformation is symbolic of an evolving state of self-awareness, something Kölbli believes is especially relevant to the modern woman. “At the moment in Western culture, a lot of women are interested in something different,” she says. “They want to be more relaxed, they want to make more time for themselves, they are interested in their bodies and they want to live healthily.” Choosing a chakra means picking a symbol that matches your current state of being (the root chakra, with its crimson-garnet centre, is a good fit if you’re searching for stability) or reflects an area you’re working on (relationship gurus may be drawn to the heart chakra). The tale of maturation reflected in the Seven Chakras is an evolution for the brand, but, Kölbli insists, “I think we still have enough rock ’n’ roll attitude in us.” ■
Georgia May Jagger has been the face of Thomas Sabo since 2014.
The splenic chakra pendant (right), symbolic of creativity and passion, is Kölbli’s go-to. (Gold or sterling-silver Seven Chakras pendants, from $1,800 to $7,000, thomassabo.com)
Thomas Sabo’s new London flagship took over a former Royal Mail post office in posh Mayfair.