If you've ruled out pearls as being too old fashioned for your big day, Greek designer Melanie Georgacopoulos will quickly make you reevaluate. Her inventive use of pearls gives them a new lease of life as ultra-contemporary jewels. The new Couture Collection revisits the art deco structures of Georgacopoulos' Caged range, combining pearls and diamonds for the first time. Her Couture pearl and diamond bangle in yellow gold is set with a gleaming white 12mm South Sea pearl, opposite which sits an openwork gold cage, crafted in the shape of a diamond. Inside, three freshwater pearls move freely within their gilded confines, which sparkle with random-set diamonds.