New Under The Sea jewellery collection from Theo Fennell
by Joanne Glasbey
With its vibrant colours and romantic associations, it is no wonder designers find endless fascination and inspiration at sea. This yachting season match your fine jewellery finishing touches to your surroundings with Theo Fennell’s stunning Under the Sea collection.
Theo Fennell thinks jewellery should be talismanic and enduring, eminently wearable and above all, individual and fun. “I truly believe that jewellery should be life-enhancing and celebratory, and part of that joy is wearing the piece and the pleasure it gives,” he says.
He has certainly fulfilled his own brief with his new Under The Sea collection, which brings to life a magical aquatic world. The white-gold chandelier earrings and necklace, featuring underwater creatures with blue topaz briolette drops and diamonds, shimmy languorously as if caught by a swell.
Tap into jewellery’s love of all things transformable with Theo Fennell's Hermitage Ring. Unhinge the 64.53 carat cabochon aquamarine from its 18 carat yellow gold setting, engraved with exotic aquatic animals and set with diamond bubbles, to reveal a ruby studded hermitage crab nestled in its seabed home. Charming, thoughtful and innovative, it is the ultimate beachcomber treasure.
Also inspired by the ocean is the Sub-Aqua ring. Handcrafted from 18ct white gold and set with pavé diamonds, it boasts beautiful enamelling depicting tropical sea life. The ring showcases a magnificent 55.46ct rectangular cut aquamarine, framed by tiny fish hand-carved from 18 carat rose, yellow and white gold. When it comes to matching your marine surrounds, we can’t think of anything more exquisite for an on board cocktail party.
Even the box house of the ring tells a tale: modelled on a 17th century treasure chest and handcrafted from oak, it conceals a secret drawer holding the signed, original drawings for the piece. “I love jewellery that bears close scrutiny and that delights, that has a story and is personal to its owner,” Theo Fennell explains. This is a designer who is true to his word.