Spotted: Monsoon x Pippa Small

I’m a real sucker for jewels and in recent years have moved towards buying pieces of real jewellery from favourites like Monica Vinader occasionally and building a collection that will last a lifetime, instead of frittering 10 and 15 pounds away here and there on inexpensive but poor quality costume pieces. I’m sure prolific accessory buyers would end up spending the same amount when totted up.

I have always loved Pippa Small’s pieces on Astley Clarke but they are way beyond my usual price point for purchasing so when I saw that Monsoon had collaborated with Pippa to make a capsule collection I was immediately interested. The collection also benefits the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (a minimum of £5 per piece is donated to the foundation) which employs craftsmen and women in Kabul, Afghanistan. Made of aquamarine and kunzinte, and 18K gold plated, the pieces are sure to be treasured for years to come.

What do you think readers, would you fork out a bit more for real materials instead of costume pieces?


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3 thoughts on “Spotted: Monsoon x Pippa Small

  1. I completely agree! Although I don’t really shop much which helps to justify my spending whenever I do make an ‘investment’. I particularly like buying jewellery direct from jewellers and galleries which can be a lot cheaper. It also means you often get something completely unique and directly support ‘struggling artists’. I’ve never commissioned anything yet though.

  2. Completely agree, I much prefer spending a little more, less often on jewellery.. These pieces are beautiful though so may have to take a peek in monsoon.

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