How excited were we this weekend to be invited to the unveiling of the British Fashion Council's long overdue jewellery showcase, The Rock Vault. Created to support and promote Britain's most innovative fine jewellery talent, curated by jewel don Stephen Webster and sponsored by the International Palladium Board, the BFC Rock Vault is a standalone space filled to brimming with fantastic jewellery collections from 10 of the UK's hottest jewellery talents who have received business mentoring and support towards creating their own unique installation outside Somerset House.
From Melanie Georgacopoulos' subversive approach to classic pearl jewellery and Husam el Odeh's miniature creations accompanied by their sketchbook inspirations, to Jordan Askill's sculptural displays and Fernando Jorge's multi-hued Brazilian gemstones, the talent on show demonstrates that the British jewellery scene is in fine fettle.
And the icing on the cake? Bumping into Because's very own Caroline Issa sporting a pair of tiger paw earrings from the St Kilda 'Bengali' collection we wrote about here.