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Solange Azagury-Partridge Celebrates Color with Chromance Collection

Chromance

In a season severely lacking in color, Solange Azagury-Partridge‘s newest collection Chromance could not have debuted at a more welcome time. Anyone familiar with the British designer’s work knows just how pivotal a role color, in every shade from the rainbow, plays in her overall aesthetic – from her psychedelic jewels to the interiors of her London and New York boutiques.

Chromadelic Earrings

Chomadelic Earrings – Multi-coloured gemstone and diamond earrings set in blackened 18k white gold

 

A portmanteau of “chromatic” and “romance”, Chromance celebrates Azagury-Partridge’s love affair with color and nature. Whereas previous collections, like “Black Rainbows” and “Random”, energetically emanate a kaleidoscope of color, the jewels in her Chromance collection delicately embrace every colors’ subtle charms in their infinitesimal nuanced shades.

Chlorophyll Necklace (left) in emerald, ruby, diamond and lacquer set in blackened 18k white gold; Colorblind Chlorophyll Necklace (right) in ruby, emerald, diamond and lacquer set in blackened 18k white gold

Chlorophyll Necklace (left) in emerald, ruby, diamond and lacquer set in blackened 18k white gold; Colorblind Chlorophyll Necklace (right) in ruby, emerald, diamond and lacquer set in blackened 18k white gold

 

Both playful and imaginative, each jewel exudes Azagury-Partridge impressive ingenuity with concepts that go beyond what simply meet the eye, such as the Chlorophyll suite of nature-inspired emerald and diamond jewels with a matching set called Colorblind Chlorophyll executed in rubies. Together, the series is a play on how those who are colorblind are unable to see red or green. Another clever piece in the collection is a Rain Bow ring, where a plaque of turquoise embedded with diamond raindrops is wrapped with a pavé-diamond gold bow.

Rain Bow Ring - Diamond, turquoise and mother-of-pearl ring set in 18k yellow gold

Rain Bow Ring – Diamond, turquoise and mother-of-pearl ring set in 18k yellow gold

 

The collection explores the full color spectrum in unimaginable directions with both wit and whimsy. Composed of a ribbon in blackened white gold rimmed on each side with pearls and diamonds, the Chromophobe bangle aptly depicts the absence of color; while the appropriately named Colourblock ring is set with a vibrant colored hardstone cube, such as verdant malachite and bubblegummy rhodochrosite.

Chromaphobe Bangle - Diamond and pearl cuff set in blackened 18k white gold

Chromaphobe Bangle – Diamond and pearl cuff set in blackened 18k white gold

 

Without question, Chromance is a serious love affair with a sense of humor.

 

 

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    Meiko Lucas
    January 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

    It is always a pleasure to find some thing really innovative and attractive in jewelry design. Azagury-Partridge, take a bow, you have raised the bar too high. If some body is not willing to believe me, just have a look at plaque of turquoise and they will know, what I am talking about!

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