Posted May 16, 2013
Claudia Bradby Jewellery is an exceptional British jewellery brand renowned for timeless, elegant and utterly covetable collections of silver and pearl jewellery.
“I started designing my own collection of jewellery in
1999, and I feel as strongly now as I did then that beautiful, well made, and
thoughtfully designed ‘real’ jewellery doesn’t need to break the bank. At that time there was very little between the
haute couture of Chanel and the rather badly designed costume jewellery, which
was the more accessible alternative.
“We all know that one size doesn’t fit all, so I set out to
create a collection that would work across a broad range of styles and
situations – and I still hold to the mantra that each piece must really earn
its keep in your wardrobe. I design very
much bearing in mind how a piece will be worn and used, drawing on influences
all around me from a stormy night sky to the luxury seen on the catwalk.
“The quality of the pearls I use is hugely important to
me. I hunt down the ideal pearls on my
buying trips, and have found that I often face a juggling act when trying to
find the perfect pieces. Finding that
needle in the haystack where you get great value, good weight, no lines and lovely
lustre is magic.
“Personally, I often start with how I feel and wear my
jewellery accordingly. It really does
make a huge difference to me daily – if I feel a bit boho, I’ll put on a simple
pair of hoop earrings, or layer up some chain and pearl necklaces. Or if I want a lighter but modern look, I’ll
wear my trapeze pearl earrings with a simple chain bracelet. I think jewellery is very personal and adapts
to the wearer instinctively, so has the ability to make you feel just a little
bit more like you. I believe you can
build a jewellery collection that fits you, your lifestyle and who you are, and
makes you feel that bit closer to who you want to be.”