Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Pete Doherty and Rose Forde join Hannah Martin in designing a jewellery collection inspired by aspects of history and the future.
Working in collaboration with British jeweller Hannah Martin, Peter Doherty and Rose Forde form Albion Trinketry - a new jewellery label borne from a longing to re-introduce the days when every man had a piece of jewellery to wear with his Sunday best. Inspired by Doherty's obsession with antiques and trinkets, and Martin’s bespoke approach to design has ensured a collection that is both original and timeless. Each piece has a sense of regency and history with a modern take, reflecting the past whilst also giving a nod to the future.
The aim during the design process was to create collectables that will last the test of time and be handed down through the generations. This 15-piece collection, consisting of cufflinks, rings, pins and chains for the neck and watch, are adaptable and interlinked. A carved medal inspired by the British Raj features throughout the range, which is produced with oxidized sterling silver, 18 carat rose gold, mammoth tusk and black diamonds. All production takes place in the UK, using skilled craftsman from the Midlands and Hatton Garden, places both famed for authentic British expertise in making jewellery. Each piece is finished by hand, using lengthy and traditional techniques that make each piece a true modern luxury.