Under the loupe: our latest watch and jewellery finds

Based upon fist spanning ring

Master of atmospheric sculpture, Based Upon recently launched its first iteration of wearable work. The ‘Based Upon Self’ collection is part of Lamyland x Selfridges, and contains a selection of miniature sculptures, or ‘modern relics’ each inspired by an individual journey. ‘We wanted to bring the work we do in landscape closer to the body,’ explains co-founder Ian Abell. ‘In the creation of a recent show working with the breath, each wearable object became part of the ritual, a talisman of the meditative state. These works are accessible, immediate and playful.’ The sculptures – powerful rings that span the fist – are intended to inspire peace within the wearer, amulets to help us find stillness in the confusion of the everyday.

Writer: Elly Parsons

Meditative state

3 April

Georg Jensen, Offspring collection, sterling silver cuff

When Jacqueline Rabun began designing for Georg Jensen in 2000, she took inspiration from the birth of her twins. The Offspring collection featured a range of jewellery inspired by egg-shaped ovals, symbols of birth and transformation. Now in her continued collaboration with the Danish silversmith, Rabun’s latest 26 piece collection riffs on these organic motifs. It comprises of elliptical lines and clean shapes, like this egg-shaped sterling silver cuff, which gently traces the curve of the hand when worn. ‘It is important that each piece complements the human form, and becomes an extension of the body…’ says Rabun. Minimal and versatile, it’s a piece that will take you way past your breakfast course.

Writer: Laura Hawkins

A good egg

March 28

Saskia Diez, Pan and the dream, tulle neck scarf

This month, Munich-based product and jeweller Saskia Diez unveils a new collaboration with cult New York accessories label Pan & the Dream, makers of superfine Italian tulle socks. The result is a highly covetable tulle neck scarf, Diez-spangled with artfully considered silver sequins. If it sounds whimsical, Diez’s feet are, of course, firmly on the ground: ‘The moment you have an idea is a nice one. But it’s the one where you feel that you’ve got somewhere, that you’ve got something right that is really precious.’ 

Writer: Caragh McKay

Neck or nothing

March 27

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