For those who don’t (yet) share the same Annina Vogel obsession… this woman creates her namesake jewellery by sourcing the most beautiful vintage charms in Victorian gold. She then redesigns many of them so that they become modern day treasures. AND – this is the really important bit – every single piece of jewellery is one-of-a-kind.
My instagram followers might have seen the Victorian gold typewriter (picked out by the Smalls for last year’s bday) hanging round my neck.
Foxes, swans, crowns, flowers, birds, horseshoes, tiny lockets, cups… you name it…totally charm-ing. And rather cleverly, Annina reworks many of these charms into appendages to rings, studs and more dangly earrings.
Clearly, I’m not the only one to be a Vogel magpie. Celebrities (such as Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Florence Welch) and commoners alike flock to her stock of treasure.
My latest Annina obsession is for her mismatched studs. So I tracked her down and asked her a few questions whilst snapping furiously at her jewels.
who wears mismatched studs exceptionally well? Stella Tennant – who is often seen wearing her Annina Vogel Long Signature Necklace and mismatched earrings…
which one is your favourite? Fox and Hound
where do you find such gems? That would be telling!
what is the most precious stud you have ever found? an enamel diamond cockatoo
what else can be worn mismatched? cufflinks and shoes
how would you describe your style? eclectic, colourful and always mixing old with new
what makes you laugh? my dogs
what makes you cry? my dogs
which piece of jewellery do you wear day in day out? my dogs’ baby teeth enclosed in a diamond locket
who do you admire? Kate Moss
where do you hide? under the duvet
tell us a jewel secret Oh dear… I’m stumped!
Curiously fashionable while utterly timeless… these cult heirlooms have me hooked…