Continuing our look into my wedding day jewelry box, I introduce Thelma & Louise… thusly named because moving to Denmark has many times felt metaphorically like driving over a cliff. But I’m here, about to marry a wonderful man, pretty sparkly things in my ears (and on my fingers, and around my wrist), and lots to look forward to!
Thelma & Louise are bespoke pieces made by our usual jeweler in London’s Hatton Garden jewellery district. They’re a riff on a pair of vintage earrings that I liked, but thought too extravagant and gauche for daily wear.
To make the design more practical for modern times, the goldsmith made them as two separate pieces… a platinum 4-prong martini setting, each set with a certified ideal cut .75 carat diamond, and a platinum jacket, each set with .55 carats of round brilliant diamonds.
I wear the studs everyday and add the jackets for formal occasions, like the wedding! They’ve kept the dimensions on file, so they can make additional studs with other stones, like sapphires to match my engagement ring, or rubies to match a red dress… isn’t that brilliant?
So if you’re in London and are looking to buy a vintage, antique or bespoke piece, or want to buy something beautiful off the shelf, I wholeheartedly recommend taking a look around Hatton Garden!