Peter Doherty and Hannah Martin present Albion Trinketry Jewels

Peter Doherty landed at Joseph boutique in Notting Hill to present his new jewellery collection: Albion Trinketry, created with London jeweller Hannah Martin. Mammoth tusk and rose gold are big in this collection.

Albion Trinketry: Writing on the wall

Peter Doherty landed at Joseph boutique in Notting Hill to present his new jewellery collection: Albion Trinketry, created with London jeweller Hannah Martin. Mammoth tusk and rose gold are big in this collection. Peter Doherty and Hannah Martin present Albion Trinketry Jewels from The Jewellery Editor on Vimeo. With David Bowie's Space Odyssey playing in the background, Peter Doherty sporting a carefully engineered haircut, shambled in to Joseph's Westbourne Grove boutique, fashionably late. Serving himself a Pink Pigeon Super rum and Coke, he braced himself to face questions about mammoths and the origins of the word 'albion'. Such is the life of the fallen angel, musician cum jewellery designer. His new jewellery collection, in collaboration with Hannah Martin, is called Albion Trinketry and the polished ivory of mammoth tusk sets off rose gold, oxidised silver and black diamonds with an attention to detail of finishes that is to be expected of Hannah Martin. But is Peter wearing any of the jewellery? "No, I'm not allowed to," is Doherty's reply and he shows a flat, thick silver chain concealed under his jersey. Hannah Martin was inspired by Doherty's  eclectic collections of elephants, medals, antiques and trinkets at his Wiltshire home. As for the use of mammoth tusk, Doherty's rambling reply alluded to a link with elephants and human skulls. I tried on the rings, and their edgy look belied a beautifully crafted object and the coming together of two very original minds. The big rings are indulgent and spectacular and so cleverly subtle that they wouldn't look amiss on a Byzantine prelate's finger. The pendant that holds in oxidised chains a halo of gold is pregnant with historical, religious and military symbols. The symbolism is profound with allusions to heroes, bones, medals and saints. Jewellery in the right hands tells a story. The jewellery will be on sale at Joseph

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