Creative Director Lara Bohinc of the eponymous jewellery and accessories house has ensured that her new Palladium fine jewellery designs are in keeping with the firm's exciting take on luxury. In parntership with the International Palladium board, Lara Bohinc has designed two new ranges made entirely of this precious metal. With her own brand fast expanding, the 'Palladium Collision' and 'Palladium Fine Jewellery' collections enhance her growing reputation as a luxury brand with a contemporary look.
The 'Palladium Fine Jewellery' is marked by an impressive architectural quality and large proportions. "Palladium has empowered me to design a bold and luxurious collection", says Bohinc. "The lattice formation provides strength whilst allowing for the illumination of the pearls". The collaboration is part of the 'Palladium Visions' campaign, in which the International Palladium Board partners with artists, designers, and jewellers throughout 2012. Although Palladium has been used to make white gold jewellery since 1939, hallmarks for Palladium jewellery were only introduced recently in 2010. Proportionally much lighter than platinum, this renewed kid on the block is a precious metal to be reckoned with. Bohinc has used the dynamic lustre of this white metal to impressive effect. Inspired by the complex structures of modern architecture, the jewels are a mix of complex lattice work and bold curves that make big statements.
The choker is valued at £35,200 with a total of 7.15ct of diamonds and suspends a half orb pendant. Inside these orbs is where the Palladium collection really surprises by placing inside the structure a single South Sea pearl. It's natural, soft shape and warm lustre contrasts with the symmetrical perfection of the metal. The Palladium fine jewellery ring replicates the orb motif and the orb is set with diamonds, and once again a South Sea pearl moves freely within the cage. When worn the orb sits to one side of the finger to reveal pavé set diamonds across the top of the ring shank.
The Palladium cuff does not have a pearl, but is set with 5.26ct of diamonds and its hinged structure features a lock mechanism that secures the piece in place. This collection will be available exclusively from Harrods and Lara Bohinc's Sloane Street store, marking yet another bold and confident collection from this luxury brand to watch.