The matte finish and neutral colour of concrete make it an unusual but logical choice for jewellery with an edge. This brutalist-inspired necklace is brimming with character as small imperfections in the finish add individuality to each piece. Eleven differently sized cubes sit on a stainless steel, choker-style wire, and can be arranged in a variety of combinations – many necklaces in one. Layer with longer necklaces in contrasting materials for a quirkier look or keep it simple and understated. Handmade in, naturally, Berlin.
Concrete, stainless steel
Wire length 45cm
Twit-twoo! This super-cute, 3D, birdhouse pendant has a resident owl that makes a comforting clicking noise as you move. Laser cut from natural wood, it’s a toy and necklace in one. Retro, funny, and fascinating. Handmade in Australia.
Wood, acrylic, leather
Cord length adjustable, birdhouse 4.5cm x 4cm x 3cm
Pearls are a jewellery box classic; flattering, elegant and timeless. ORA Pearls puts a fashion-forward twist on a classic, the delicate designs enhancing the natural beauty of one of nature’s most exquisite gems. This ultra-fine bracelet with a pearl charm is simple and beautiful, and easy to wear day or evening. Handmade in London.
Freshwater pearl, 925 sterling silver
Ethically made by women at the Hope Jewellery fair trade project in Peru, this wide, spiral-shaped bangle is striking, chic and bold. The geometric brass shape is hand-cut and polished using traditional techniques, and will sit just as well singly with a cutting-edge outfit as layered with other pieces for a more eclectic look.