A must for lovers of contemporary art and bold jewellery, Vhernier flies the flag for Italian design as it brings its cool, sculptural aesthetic to London.
The arrival of Italian jeweller Vhernier to Bond Street brings a new facet to the richly varied jewellery selection the area already offers.
Led by design and inspired by contemporary art and the sleek lines of the yachting world, Vhernier’s jewels are boldly different. Take the Sorpresa bracelet. What appears to be a band of highly polished gold reveals its hidden articulations to drape around the wrist with diamonds sparkling in-between each slab-like link. Smooth white volcanic kogolong, glossy black jet, titanium and ebony are some of the more unusual materials Vhernier uses to express its singular take on jewellery.
Iconic house designs include the voluminous Pirouette rings that seamlessly meld rose gold with jet or diamonds as if one was poured on top of the other and left to set. Or the Tourbillon rings that wrap thick bands of smooth gold around the finger, with diamonds hidden in the twists and turns. Vhernier’s animal brooches bring a flash of colour thanks to the “trasparenze” technique of layering carved rock crystal over slices of colour gemstones and mother-of-pearl to create both volume and an intriguing depth of colour.
Visit the new boutique and I challenge you not to be bowled over by Vhernier's sophisticated designs and techniques.
If in Mayfair, don't miss the chance to visit the newest house of Vhernier where jewels take on unexpected and brave new forms. With lines as clean as a pebble, the exciting use of unusual materials and exquisite craftsmanship, this house is for those who appreciate a finely honed and very 21st-century approach to adornment.
All Vhernier jewels are crafted by hand in Valenza, northern Italy, where the brand was founded in 1984. Vhernier's craftsmen are among the most experienced in the world and they apply the same care and attention to making a simple gold band as they do to creating a spectacular piece of high jewellery.
Available by special order.