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Talking Gems With Monica Vinader

Talking Gems With Monica Vinader

Cutting sparkling new form in the contemporary jewellery landscape, when it come to forging innovative new ways of working with precious gems, founder of her eponymous brand Monica Vinader is setting new standards. Appealing to the inner magpie of the style set, the designer shares her thoughts on all things jewellery… 

Which stones do you enjoy working with most?

We’ve now worked with emerald, sapphire and ruby for the first time, and, having previously designed with diamonds, it’s incredibly exciting to work with all four precious stones in a collection. We’ve innovated with the cuts, and the stones look amazing.

Why do you feel gemstones and crystals hold a certain spirituality to them?

Gemstones have this natural beauty that’s mesmerising, and I’ve always been drawn to them. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting minerals and stones. For me, gemstone jewellery has a real talismanic quality to it, and I just love it.

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Is there one stone that resonates most with you?

Aquamarine is a stone I’d always wanted to work with. We recently launched our first collection using aquamarine – named after the Italian island, Capri. It reminds me of the ocean and summer, and has a cloudiness that makes every piece different. You can’t help but fall in love with this gemstone.

What's your favourite jewellery memory?

My mum is definitely the strongest influence behind my obsession with jewellery. She used to keep hers in a chest on her dressing table, and would always hang her necklaces up on the wall. Mum had a huge collection of precious pieces but wasn’t at all precious about them herself – she would let us play dress-up all the time. I think this is where my mantra of accessibility comes from – jewellery should be seen, worn and enjoyed, not kept locked away.

Your designs are a hit with the A-list. Who would you love to see in your jewellery?

It’s always an honour to see high profile people like The Duchess of Cambridge wearing our designs. I don’t ever design with a specific person in mind, I just create jewellery that I would want to wear myself, and it’s amazing to see how different people style it in their own way.

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    Labradorite
    Irridescent grey stone
    Labradorite
    Powerful protector, guards against negativity.
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    Onyx
    A black stone
    Onyx
    Protection stone, which balances and grounds.
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    Amethyst
    A purple crystal
    Amethyst
    A master healing stone, it promotes inner peace.
  • 4
    Aquamarine
    A vivid blue stone
    Aquamarine
    Courage, confidence and creativity, it calms and soothes.
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    Citrine
    A yellow coloured crystal
    Citrine
    Pure optimism, it is used for mental and emotional clarity.