Jewels by emerging young designer Alice Cicolini go on sale at Fortnum and Mason

The Eastern-inspired jewellery of Central Saint Martins graduate Alice Cicolini is set to be a permanent fixture at the Fortnum & Mason fine jewellery room.


Since graduating only four years ago with a Masters in Jewellery Design, Alice Cicolini has been busy showcasing her intricate designs to the world.

Cicolini was chosen to be part of this year's Rock Vault, which was set up by the British Fashion Council to showcase the best of London's design and craftsmanship (read more about it here) - an event supported by the International Palladium Board and renowned jeweller Stephen Webster. Her Eastern-inspired collections were so well received that Cicolini's jewellery is now set to be on sale permanently at London's luxury shopping destination Fortnum & Mason, in the new fine jewellery department.

Cicolini's jewels are extremely intricate and unusual, perhaps two reasons behind their instant appeal. Inspired by Indian and Chinese architecture and patterns, she collaborates with craftsmen in India to achieve the authentic Eastern design that is quickly becoming her trademark. Her jewellery is handcrafted in Jaipur, India, in the studio of Kamal Kumar Meenakar, one of the last remaining meenakari master craftsmen - a traditional Perisan enamelling technique that has all but died out.

Known in Europe as champlevé, meenakari involves engraving a pattern into gold, usually of 23.5ct as it is softer, which is then brought to life using coloured enamel made from ground pigmented glass and metal. Cicolini uses this technique of 'painting gold' on many of her designs, particularly on the reverse of rings, to add a colourful dimension to her work. 

Two items in particular which stand out are the Shinkara Pendants from the Jodhpur and Silk Route collections. Both display traditional Eastern motifs - Oriental flowers and lotus buds, and patterns that take inspiration from the geometry of palaces - and both are on sale at Fortnum & Mason.

Other stand-out pieces include made-to-measure rings from the Silver Tile collection, which are also hand-enamelled and focus on a central gem, including star-rubies and hand-cut polki diamonds. Each is a statement piece of jewellery that combines tradition with modernity - a signature of Cicolini's work.


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