June 2022 – British fine jeweller Robinson Pelham is preparing to announce a major milestone for 2022: 25 years in business. The brand, founded by three powerhouse female partners, Vanessa Chilton, Zoe Benyon and Kate Pelham Burn, is known for its spirited collection of ultra-wearable and beautifully crafted ready-to-wear fine jewellery, as well as its Couture and Revamp creations designed for VIP clients and jewellery collectors in the know.
The 25th anniversary festivities kick off this month as Robinson Pelham launches several new collections as well as updated colourways and iterations of its best-selling classics. Robinson Pelham will continue the celebrations at its flagship boutique, located on Chelsea’s Elystan Street, with more exciting developments to follow throughout the year.
Some of the brand’s most iconic moments in history include dressing HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister, Pippa Middleton, in Robinson Pelham jewels for their respective weddings, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow making the brand’s iconic Identity gold chain link necklace the star of her neck mess (the multi-hyphenate celebrity is also a fan of the River bracelet). Also noteworthy are fans in Jodie Comer, Saoirse Ronan, Ellie Goulding, Katherine Ryan, Poppy Delevingne and Melanie Brown of The Spice Girls.
The team has been working for nearly a year on research and development of its new collections to honour the milestone, creating a range of new product that tells the Robinson Pelham story.
Entwined rings are a limited-edition capsule set featuring two beautiful, geometric rings with overlapping surrounds, one in carre diamonds with rainbow sapphires, and the other in carre diamonds and gold, with a central elongated hexagon diamondcenter stone. The surrounds are not the afterthought, they are the main event, and symbolise a union of two – inspiration was sourced following a bespoke engagement design. Prices start from £14,500.
Labyrinth focuses on a journey of positivity, for those starting out in life and aiming high, and also for those who want to celebrate reaching a significant goal in life.
The collection of rings and pendants feature a physical maze whose path and central point is depicted in gemstones. Shapes include hexagon, round and heart, with accents of diamonds, pink sapphires and tsavorites. The rings are curved for maximum comfort and can be worn on the forefinger amongst others; the pendants are flat and sized to be worn between 15-inch and 24-inch. Each piece is engraved with “Find Your Way”, with the ring or pendant acting as a talisman or a guide to help you achieve this. Prices start from £3,770.
Love Is All Around encapsulates Robinson Pelham’s belief that jewellery is all about meaning; hidden or obvious, taken to the literal edge. Its first iteration, “I Love You” is translated as Eye Love U, marquise (eye shaped) heart (love) half-moon (U shaped). Pieces will be made in diamond as well as the brand’s iconic rainbow colouration, and in sizing small and large. Prices start from £4,770.
Zouk takes inspiration from the shapes of round acoustic sound waves and means an exuberant style of Caribbean music with a fast beat. The concentric earrings come in two sizes and can be worn with a central plain or stone set stud or earrings from the Stud Club collection to make them yet another versatile jewel from Robinson Pelham. Available in diamond and yellow gold and also rainbow. Prices start from £3,840.
Zoe Benyon, Director of Robinson Pelham, says:
“We are in a particularly celebratory mood, emerging from the pandemic where jewellery became a way of sending love to absent friends and family. We are excited and proud to be celebrating 25 years of hard work, passion and endless creativity. This milestone is a major one – Kate, Vanessa and I started off as three young women making only bespoke jewels in a small salon privé, and today we operate our flagship store in London, work as part of an amazing team and have a presence in six countries around the world and rising. It was only natural that we would turn to jewellery to honour the occasion, and we cannot wait to reveal our bold, colourful and celebratory new collections.”
New additions to existing collections
Vega. It’s the perfect cocktail ring, not too big, not too small but definitely a statement ring that has plenty of attitude. The collection is enhanced with two new rings: Turquoise & Diamond and Gold bobble & Diamond. Prices from £3,840 in 14ct yellow gold or £4,440 in 18ct yellow gold.
Synchronicity, a concept that seamlessly unites two ring components, has been revamped to include two new outer rings (Byzantine and Rainbow Ray) and a new inner ring to tie in with the ‘Love Is All Around’ collection. Each outer can be worn with each inner so that the combinations go on almost endlessly. This ring is about colour, scale and versatility, three of the brand’s favorite mantras. Price from £2,650.
Arena is one of Robinson Pelham’s currently bestselling collections; featuring eyepopping gemstones with contrasting pavé surround, it has been edited to include a simple band of stunning ceramic colour that complements the center stone (morganite, yellow beryl, lilac amethyst and blue topaz). Price from £3,650.
The Muzo Emerald Colombia collection is expanded with the Muzo Arena ring, a juxtaposition of vivid emerald and bright green enamel. The ring is crafted in 18K yellow gold with a surround of pave diamonds. This mix of emerald/diamond and enamel brings an informality to the silhouette, a signature of Robinson Pelham. Price £11,600.
Disco Sister new hoop earrings will be added to the bestselling collection which are the little sisters to the brand’s original Disco hoops. Now seen in blue sapphire and diamond, brown diamond and white diamond, as well as the original colours of pink sapphire, tsavorite, yellow sapphire, diamond in white gold, diamond in yellow gold and the most popular of all – rainbow sapphires and tsavorites with scattered diamonds. Prices from £4,900.
Robinson Pelham’s wildly popular Fortune Heart collection has been extended by adding tsavorite, yellow sapphire, blue topaz and ruby to join the existing colours of blue sapphire, pink sapphire, diamond in white gold, diamond in yellow gold and rainbow (set with rainbow sapphires and tsavorites). These hearts are slightly concave and the stones chosen to be slightly darker towards the center to enhance the illusion of depth. Prices from £3,480.
Abacus rondels are versatile and precious little pieces: fully stone-set beads that can be worn as a pendant or bracelet, from hoop earrings or on the Mono bracelets, assorted gemstone accents to Murano glass beads. Prices from £2,420.
Strike are Robinson Pelham’s largest ear statement earrings harking back to the 1980s. They are unapologetic and hugely flattering as the gem set central Strike angles down to create extra cheekbones. Prices from £5,900.
Iconic Identity – Robinson Pelham’s iconic Identity collection has another cool new addition: enamel Identity bars available in four colour
pops: Pale Blue, Pale Pink, Hot Pink and Yellow.
The bar features a discreet hook, enabling the wearer to attach a wider variety of Robinson Pelham pendants or EarWish, ranging from a simple gold heart to a striking turquoise cascade pendant set with four marquise, oval and pear shape turquoise cabochons. Prices for enamel Identity bars from £1900.
Arcadia beads for summer 2022 feature two new shades: pastel and citrus. Perfect for beach to bar, prices start from £530.
Last but emphatically not least are the Giant Orb Hoops which are the newest and largest edition to Robinson Pelham’s popular EarMenu collection. Set with diamonds or rainbow sapphires, they work alone or with the new Spinner collection. The spinners can be worn on any of the midi or large Orb hoops. Giant Orb Hoops start from £2,800.
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