BODY & SOUL

East meets West in Thomas Sabo’s new fine-jew­ellery col­lec­tion.

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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.

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