By Åse Anderson
The weather may still be unseasonably cold and grey, but the new Astley Clarke jewellery collection offers a welcome ray of sunshine.
Celestial jewellery is big news this season and the Rising Sun fine jewellery collection taps into this trend with its contemporary interpretation of the sun motif. This potent symbol of energy and power, worshipped by ancient civilisations, has been given a thoroughly modern spin in fine jewellery pieces bursting with sparkling white diamonds on yellow gold.
This spring also heralded the return of the cuff bracelet and at the heart of the Astley Clarke jewellery collection sits a stunning diamond and gold statement cuff. As one of the pieces that really stood out among all the jewels we saw at the Couture Show Las Vegas, the Rising Sun cuff captures the glamour of a bygone era, redefining the golden sun symbol in a contemporary design. With 1,432 white diamonds radiating out from a central golden circle, the Astley Clarke cuff bracelet is a jewel that will literally light up the room.
Completing the Rising Sun fine jewellery collection are two rings, a bracelet, two pendant necklaces and a pair of earrings, all in 14ct yellow gold set with white diamonds.
Astley Clarke Rising Sun large diamond pendant in yellow gold (£1,350).
Astley Clarke Rising Sun diamond earrings in yellow gold (£975).
Astley Clarke Rising Sun diamond ring in yellow gold (£2,750).
Astley Clarke Rising Sun diamond cuff in yellow gold (£7,650).