News that bespoke jeweller Sabine Roemer and fashion blogger Hermione Underwood (who writes under the name Hermione Olivia) have launched a ready-to-wear jewellery line couldn’t come at a better time. For weeks I’ve been stumped for Christmas gifts for the leading ladies in my life – sassy women with their own unique styles and tastes – until, that is, Atelier Romy landed.
I’ve long been a fan of Roemer’s jewellery designs, so much so that she made my engagement ring. The London-based gold and silversmith creates colourful, gem-studded collections, often based around nature and organic shapes, as well as taking on a limited number of bespoke commissions each year – from wedding bands to showstopper cocktail rings and ear jackets. In collaboration with Underwood she has now conceived an accessible and fashionable range – and it’s a delight.
The Atelier Romy pieces are designed to be worn every day, all day – whether solo or stacked to the hilt. Classic eternity rings (from £65) set with 1.7mm cubic zirconias come in either white or black rhodium plate with white stones; yellow gold plate with black or white stones; or rose gold plate with white stones – all of which would pair seamlessly with most people’s existing pieces of jewellery. Somewhat edgier in shape, meanwhile, are the stackable Line (from £60) and Open (from £50) rings in the same range of materials and colours. Combinations can be boxed together to create a multilayered gift.
For several of my friends I opted for Line stud earrings (from £45), which, with their architectural and stone-studded simplicity, I expect to be a hit. So too, I think, will be the pared-back Line necklaces (from £70), which are adjustable to two lengths. And looking beyond Christmas, I fully intend to buy for myself some of the Emerald pieces – chic, octagonal, signet-like rings (from £90) and bangles (from £160) that come in a choice of silver, black rhodium, rose or yellow gold, and ooze an easy, unisex feel. They can also be customised with initials and logos on request – perfect for a present with a personal touch.