When an extremely private, commission only British jewellery company decides to open a flagship store one knows this must be a brand that means business. Established 16 years ago, Robinson Pelham has opened its doors on Elsystan Street in Chelsea.
This bright contemporary salon furnished in opulent jewel tones is an inviting prospect to the sophisticated woman that the label's founders, Vanessa Chilton, Zoe Benyon and Kate Pelham Burn so expertly cater for. The boutique feels like a hedonistic members club, with lavish mock-shagreen walls and ostrich feather lamps creating a luxuriously compelling atmosphere of indulgence. Which is fitting as the gleaming wall cabinets house a mouth watering array of designs, most notable the Elystan Street collection which comprises of earrings and cocktail ring sets inspired by famous drinks, for when one is swigging one's Moscow Mule one had better have the finger candy to match. In this case an oval encrusted spiral of smokey, brown diamonds gleaming next to the 'Martini' another oval design glittering with flawless white diamonds.
Tipsy with temptation, more surprises can be found through the Willy Wonka like peep holes which seductively display a new bejewelled treasure every week. But the most enchanting thing of all is the attention to detail that the founders bring, whether its refashioning your old antique jewels or guiding forlone fiances in engagement ring design, this is truly a luxury jewellery experience – not to be missed.