Iconic New Zealand jewellery house, Walker & Hall have teamed up with renowned illustrator and creative consultant Kelly Thompson to launch two limited edition jewellery collections. Additionally, a one off six-carat diamond ring has also been designed and is available in November this year.
The exclusive collection and ring have been designed by Kelly Thompson alongside Walker & Hall. The collection is a celebration of the brand’s rich heritage and design expertise. Bringing together vintage influence and a modern aesthetic this elegant collection and one off ring are the perfect pieces for the modern woman.
Each range features a pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and ring, and for Walker & Hall Managing Director Joe Tattersfield the partnership has been a collaborative meeting of minds from day one.
“At Walker & Hall we pride ourselves on exceptional quality and design” says Tattersfield. “We could see Kelly shared the same appreciation for exceptional craftsmanship that we did but were blown away by the shared vision and inspiration for the jewellery collections, so it has been a real pleasure to work together”.
The first collection titled, #70, for the decade of inspiration for the range, is available in both sterling silver and gold, and has been designed as feature pieces that you can dress up or down for day or evening wear. The circular forms and graphic lines create an elegant range with a timeless quality that is sure to become a jewellery-essential.
The second collection titled #20, is a truly luxurious set, which celebrates the glamour and exuberance of the 1920s art deco scene. With 18ct yellow gold and rose cut black diamonds featured throughout the full collection, the pièce de résistance is the bracelet which showcases 12.34cts of black diamond making it a standout piece whether worn as a single feature item or with the whole collection for maximum impact.
And the most decadent piece in the collection has to go to the incredible design of the 6-carat ring centred by a stunning 6-carat fancy diamond in 18ct yellow gold with diamond set platinum accents. An incredible piece of design with exquisite stones, this feature ring, is the ultimate jewellery indulgence for the season.
Thompson, inspired by vintage 70’s wallpaper patterns and Art Deco buildings describes the design of the two collections as a really rewarding process. “I had never designed jewellery before, so to do it alongside such a creative, experienced team, who really worked with me to bring my ideas to life has been an incredible experience”, says Thompson.
“I am obsessed with jewellery and love special vintage finds and larger statement pieces. The designs are very much inspired by my own aesthetic and it has been really interesting to learn about how to transform ideas into pieces that also work within timelines and manufacturing logistics.”
“It has been an extremely collaborative process and a highlight of my career – I can’t wait to see people wearing the jewellery!”
The two limited edition jewellery collections and magnificent diamond ring will be available at Walker & Hall Newmarket from November 8.