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Designer spotlight: Osylia

Designer spotlight: Osylia

This month's designer spotlight is on Osylia - co-designed by Laura and Cemal - I love their simplistic geometric minimal designs, given a feminine edge with Swarovski crystal embellishment. The new Asymmetry and Cage collection pieces are perfect for that 'demi-fine jewellery' look this autumn and are a great timeless design, ideal for gifting. Here we asked Laura a few questions about her influences as a designer and inspiration behind the latest collections...

What sparked your desire to be a jeweller?
Luxury and art are the main reasons for me to be a jewellery designer. I studied design at university and I always wanted to use my creative side in the luxury world. Jewellery is perfect for this. The sparkling world of different gemstones and the shining structure of precious material give me a great freedom to create.

What do you want Osylia to be known for?
I’d like OSYLIA to be known for the combination of art and design in our brand’s simplicity.

What inspired your latest collection?
Osylia gold necklace

Geometry and modern architecture. We created some designs for our Cage Collection using some gemstones and 3d printing technology (Hexa Necklace pictured, £125). The simple structure of modern buildings around us and the unique geometry in life gave me lots of inspiration. 

Which other jewellery designers do you admire?

Polly Wales jewellery designer

I follow and admire lots of different jewellery designers. Especially in London, you have a chance to see lots of them. I like the Georg Jensen style. They have amazing pieces in silver. Polly Wales is another one; her way of using different colours and unique stone settings are really inspirational (pictured).

Name your favourite gemstone/metal and why
I love all types of gemstones with different colours because it means I am not limited in my design. If I personally buy jewellery pieces with gemstones, I tend to choose the blue ones such as aquamarine, tanzanite and blue topaz.
In terms of the metal, I prefer silver. It is shiny and affordable for everyone. We use recycled silver for our brand because we're conscious of the environmental damage that can be done in the metal mining process.

If you could offer one jewellery style tip, what would it be?
Your personal style is really important when it comes to jewellery pieces. The right jewellery always makes a simple outfit into something special. The jewellery should make the statement. If you wear something really bold then small pieces of jewellery are good as subtle highlights. If you wear something simple, then you can go for bold jewellery to catch the eye.

 Shop the new Osylia Collection online now

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Bridal jewellery inspiration

Bridal jewellery inspiration

You've said 'Yes', the dress is picked out and the date set. Tick, tick, tick. However, brides often stumble when it comes to picking out their bridal jewellery for the big day. It can feel a bit overwhelming with a lot of factors to consider - the veil, dress neckline, hair do, colour scheme... here are our top tips to finding your perfect wedding jewellery.

While 'bridal jewellery' is traditionally classic and minimal, anything goes. Our first and top tip is to choose something that is 'you' rather than because it fits your theme. Also pick something that you will love and wear again.

It's often useful to have any earrings chosen before you meet with your hairdresser so you can see how they look with your final 'do.

Whatever your style, make sure there is a common theme between all your wedding jewellery so it looks considered - be it gemstone colour, metal or design.

Be guided by your dress - if you have elaborate beading or detailing on your dress, perhaps consider paring back your jewellery - or if your dress is a classic silhouette, a statement earring could look stunning.

You don't need it all! A veil, tiara, earrings, bracelet, necklace - that's without the dress and flowers! Pick one or two pieces that you love.
Here are our top picks for every bridal style...

These gorgeous rose gold, geometric earrings and necklace set from London based contemporary jewellery brand, Osylia, will flatter any skin tone and twinkle beautifully come dusk.
Ellie Air's delicate pieces are perfect for adding understated elegance to your bridal outfit, or even those of the bridesmaids! These Star Sleeper earrings beautifully combine rose gold and grey diamonds.
If you'd like to keep your neckline minimal, why not go for the Russian Bangle, a contemporary, romantic take on the Russian Wedding Ring combining three fine bangles of 9ct yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver which are twisted together into a bracelet.
Amarilo's demi fine jewellery is perfect for classic elegance - the irridescent opal mini hoops would be perfect for a feminine, delicate shimmer of colour.


For boho brides, the 'Lovers' earrings from Milk Tooth would be beautiful with loose beach waves.
If you have a brief, budget or design in mind, drop us an email at hello@collectiveboutique.co.uk and we'd love to help you find something special from one of our designers!

Main pic credit: Elie Saab SS18

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