Styled for the setting
A huge thank you to Team TATLER for their amazing artistry, for styling our jewels so imaginatively and for bringing a deeper meaning to the phrase ‘wearable art’.
I absolutely adore the way TATLER styled our Vintage Full Collar Sterling Silver Peridot Heart Necklace in Blanche’s hair. This impressive vintage showstopper features peridot stones in a range of fancy cuts, including a large central heart, ovals and pearl droplets set in a solid silver mount with high galleried settings and looks fabulous alongside the stunning Oscar De La Renta gown.
TATLER also used our mesmerising Givenchy Vivid Green Cascade Pendant Necklace as a brooch in two of the lavish shots, one of which was in front of the Temple of the Four Winds, the memorable setting for Daphne and the Duke’s rain-soaked love scene. Intricately crafted from lustrous gold-plated metal and claw-set with an array of oversized crystals, this eye-catching Givenchy necklace features a long open link chain and a striking fancy-cut cascading green pendant. Although both pieces were created in the 1990s, they look very much at home in this Bridgerton-inspired Regency setting.
Other pieces used in the shoot include our vintage 1980s signed Stanley Hagler Red Glass and Pearl Earrings, which can be seen on the opening page of the article. Designed to make a statement, these dramatic shoulder duster beauties feature Hagler’s signature Baroque-style imitation pearls and intricate beading and look stunning on Blanche.
A second Stanley Hagler piece was used in the Antiques Passage shot. Although the exquisite Gold and Amber Art Glass Drop Brooch was delicately crafted by the New York jeweller in the 1980s, it makes an impressive Regency style statement. An outstanding vintage piece of wearable art, this dramatic brooch which includes tortoiseshell art glass and intricate filigree detail alongside elaborate beading, looks simply magnificent next to the extraordinary Matty Bovan patterned jacket.
Rings were hugely popular in Regency times, and I love seeing our Vintage Panetta Silver Gilt Amethyst Glass Cocktail Ring in two glorious shots, in particular, the very elegant photograph of Blanche on the now iconic 18th Century four-poster bed, which was the setting for some of Bridgerton’s most famous scenes. The ring, which was crafted by Italian-born jeweller, Benedetto Panetta in the 1960s and is arguably one of his best creations, features a gorgeous large claw set amethyst, surrounded by smaller white stones and was perfect for the shoot.
Also in the same shot were our 1980s Acid Yellow Rivoli Crystal Drop Clip-on Earrings, which are brilliant for adding a pop of colour and a touch of vintage glamour. Not only do they work perfectly in this wonderfully historic shoot, but they are bang on-trend and would look just as fabulous with a pair of jeans and a leather jacket, proving how utterly timeless vintage jewellery is.
The July issue of Tatler is out now. Howard’s Way is a fantastic article with some compelling images and I’m delighted to have played a part in this rather special shoot. If you’re feeling inspired and would love to bring a touch of Regency glamour to your jewel box then we’ve got some stunning pieces that will get your heart racing.
Love from Jennifer x