BEADS AND FEATHERS, CHIMING COINS FROM A SOUK, ARMS FULL OF BANGLES BROUGHT BACK FROM A GURU VISIT, RINGS THAT LOOK MORE SUITED TO A BIKER. OR IN COMPLETE CONTRAST, CHAINS OF GOLD AND DIAMOND ROCKS OR DELICATE STRAYS OF GEMS. THE 1970S ERA OF BOHEMIAN JEWELLERY WAS VAST AND MULTI-FACETED.
It was everything, and then a little more, worn all at the same time. To curate this article we look back to this week’s muse, Anita Pallenberg, who influenced both the Rolling Stones themselves, and the legions of fans that followed them. Striking a balance between rock and bohemia was something she often did with accessories, jewellery in particular. Bibi van der Velden, a designer who appears to have a bottomless wealth of inspiration, created pieces that, isolated for this story, in turn, fit our own. From Bibi, An incredible pair of earrings made from rainbow quarts and brown diamonds could be just as rock and roll, as it could be contemporary. If worn in combination with her mammoth bone and green tsavorite ring, a leopard ring with a dusting of brown diamonds and for good measure, a heavy bird necklace that dangles with teardrop gems, you could safely assume you nailed the look. Any of these pieces worn separately, pared with classic tailoring, would add a touch of interest and mystery to an otherwise elegant look. For the disco-end of bohemia, gold bamboo bangles by Gucci piled up on tanned arms are a pair of platforms away from perfection. For the cosmic period, Kimberley McDonald’s orbicular granite earrings that glint with Sapphires and pave diamonds, or a pendant that plots your star sign constellation. For the fairy and the fields, Marie-Hélène de Taillac's delicate pieces bursts with colour, gold that contrasts with Lapis Lazuli. Or, just do, what Saint Laurent does so effortlessly, wear a necklace that casually mentions, that your with the band.