Gotta have it
We've gone mad for metallics this autumn - but the classic appeal of Jon Dibben jewellery means it'll last a lifetime
Metallics are a massive catwalk trend this autumn – from Karl Lagerfeld’s life-size rocket ship and accompanying futuristic metallic boots and frocks at the Chanel AW17 show last month, to JW Anderson’s chainmail dresses.
And while – in the real world – a shiny silver or gold dress might be a bit much for an average day in the office or the morning school run, we can certainly get on board the new season’s trend with some sleek silver and gold jewellery.
Amber down in Muddy Surrey knows local jewellery designer John Dibben who creates gorgeous, shiny, on-trend pieces – and everyone in the Muddy network (from Cornwall up to Northants) is going potty for his pieces.
Jon’s style is classic and inspired by nature, giving each piece a timeless quality. Each design is created in limited numbers, with painstaking attention to detail and faultless finishing. And if you love the design of a particular piece of jewellery, but would rather a sapphire instead of, say, the sea green tourmaline, that’s not a problem.
Jon will also create specifically-commissioned pieces.
Jon is best known for his stunning rings, whether engagement, wedding, eternity… But what makes his jewellery really sparkle, is that both the gold, platinum and stones are ethically sourced. He is was one of the first 20 designers in the UK licensed to use Fairtrade gold, and his ever-increasing interest in ethical sourcing means the stones are also traceable back to the country, or even mine, of origin.
I know what I’ll be asking Santa for Christmas!