Kiki McDonough has always been ahead of the trends when designing her bold, contemporary and colourful fine jewellery. Her passion for using unusual semi-precious stones in unique mixes and colour combinations, yet still retaining her trademark style of understated elegance, has made her one of Britain’s most established and respected jewellers. Here, in conversation with top design writer Nicole Swengley, she shows the key pieces in her current collection that are inspired by this season’s fashion, lifestyle and interior design trends.
Yellow gold is back in a big way. Chunky yellow gold bracelets with textured or smooth links in a choice of subtle, curvy, oval shapes will accessorise any outfit in the working week or at weekends. Often these bold bracelets become a personal “signature”, worn day and night, like a grown-up version of a charm bracelet.
Show-stopping rings with a central stone embraced by pave-set gems offer a bold, glamorous look for the Martini set. Bombe cocktail rings with a huge central amethyst surrounded by a cluster of peridot, garnet, citrine, blue topaz and amethyst are real eye-catchers – colourful, textured and dramatic. Our latest design is a big yellow citrine in a landscape of green stones – it’s simply stunning.