BRI­TISH WHIMSY

Her de­signs are or­gan­i­cally de­signed, based on her whims and moods. We have a chin­wag with Bri­tish de­signer Solange Aza­gury-par­tridge

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Spotlight -

Jewels & Time: What in­spires you? Solange Aza­gury-par­tridge: It de­pends. At the mo­ment, I’m just scrib­bling down notes of dif­fer­ent ideas and there’ll be a mo­ment where I fo­cus on one and just de­velop it. It could be any­thing—what I’m read­ing, do­ing… Some­times, it’s a tech­nique of jew­ellery I want to ex­plore.

J&T: You use a lot of coloured stones in your jew­ellery. Do you feel like they speak to you? SAP: Yes, stones and colours are every­thing. Peo­ple think di­a­monds equal jew­ellery but there are hun­dreds of ways of ex­press­ing jew­ellery. Colour is very im­por­tant in my life. I like to find ways of ex­press­ing it. I’m not ob­sessed with clar­ity and qual­ity to be hon­est. I think stones have to ap­peal to you like peo­ple do. You can see a whole tray but there’s al­ways one that catches your fancy; they’re like char­ac­ters. J&T: How do you per­son­ally view jew­ellery? SAP: It has to feel ac­ces­si­ble and you have to en­joy it when you wear it. I think jew­ellery be­comes welded to your per­sona that’s why it’s sig­nif­i­cant. Peo­ple don’t change their jew­ellery all the time; they wear it and it be­comes their sig­na­ture piece.

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