Rodney Rayner's award-winning jewellery
Rayner's new jewellery has once again won the "Best Design
in Colour" prize at the elite Couture jewellery show in Las Vegas.
Fresh off the plane from the USA, Rodney Rayner got in touch with
us to tell us: "We just won the Couture Awards again, in our usual
and obvious category " Best Design in Colour". We are very excited
and proud to win this great Award again, against very strong
competition, it's always the most hotly contested category."
Rodney Rayner is rightfully proud
of being a four-time winner of this award and he makes no bones
about his strong design style, imbued through and through with Rayner's
approach that simply doesn't compromise. His pieces have always
been proud to be thoroughly individual, so much so that unique
details fill every piece no matter how close you look or from what
angle. And what stands out is his powerful use of colour and
vivacious designs that shout 'fun'. No wonder they are such a hit
in the USA where the American ladies appreciate big and bold jewels
with a strong style.
With every creation made first in
wax each piece is beautifully made and this new collection benefits
from a more than liberal use of colour, with every ring, pendant
and earring available in a delicious array of colours all built
around one particular palette, be it aqua blues, smokey oranges or
lighted greens. Each piece uses a variety of stones to impressive
effect, every setting seemingly giving a sculpted form to the final
result. Just take a look at the Via Roma rings to see what I mean:
each one is set in red gold and available in various combinations.
The dizzying line up includes rhodollites, rose amethysts, pavé
pink sapphires, champagne diamonds and diamonds; citrines and
smokey quartz, pavé orange sapphires, champagne diamonds and
diamonds; or blue topaz, blue sapphires and blue tsavorites.
One of the more interesting facets
of this jewellery is that the colour schemes are probably the
strongest unifying theme, for many of the stones of the Via Roma
rings are employed throughout but deployed in different and just as
effective ways in the Laguna rings and pendants, the latter though
benefiting from more delicate and subtler settings. Likewise the
bold Arabesque rings in 18ct red or white gold with pavé champagne
diamonds and pink sapphires display once again Rayner's confident
use of colour and shape.
But there is one particular
collection that standouts and that is the 'Bouquet' rings and
pendants, so different are they in comparison with the rest. These
handsome blooms each draw their colour from the mother-of-pearls at
their centres, surrounded by pavé diamonds and making them a
refreshing alternative to the lively blushes on show elsewhere.
Rayner is a four-time winner of 'Best Design in Colour' at the
Couture show in Las Vegas, and having just won it again this year
it's no surprise that he is one of the few independent jewellery
designers working today confident enough to make pieces that rival
the colourful dazzle of even the glitzy city itself.