And now here we are! The creation of Elevate has definitely followed the same path, it’s exactly what I need it to be at this point in my life, and I hope it holds the same meaning for you. The past year has been so intense for everyone in so many different ways. I really wanted my next collection to be stripped back, easy-to-wear.
Like all of my jewellery, I wanted it to give confidence to whoever wears it.
I’ve always seen jewellery as an armour, a comfort, a token from life’s adventure. I can put my jewellery on every day and be any version of myself. It’s so powerful that such a small thing can make you feel so different. It’s so personal, seeing a piece of jewellery come alive on someone. It’s like...magic.
Ok so, I might be biased but it’s always tough to choose favourites from a collection when you’re obsessed with everything, isn’t it? But if I had to pick I would say I really love the chain rings. I’ll be wearing one on each finger every day until 2021! I’m loving stacking and layering them with my other rings – right now I’m wearing them with my Rising Sun Frame Ring – but I can’t get enough of the Wavey Snake Chain too. Soooo good! And I just know I’m going to be obsessed with stacking my chain earrings together. Basically, it’s all about the chains!
I’m so happy with what we’ve managed to achieve (against all odds!!), but I’m also proud that it has been so successful and people love wearing the pieces as much as I do. To say I’ve learned a lot this year would be an understatement. I’ve learned about myself and my limits. I’ve learned that being true to ourselves is the only way we can really feel fulfilled. And, I’ve learned that vulnerability is key. Talking to people you trust and really letting them in on how you feel is so important in creating a connection with others. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.
For this collection, I really wanted to design jewellery that everyone could relate to and feel comfortable in and I really think we did that. And you know what? Sometimes the best thing you can do is follow your intuition. Sometimes the best solution is the one within you, staring you straight in the face. That said, it’s about the process.
Life’s about the journey, right? I’m still learning - and we're still on this journey.
Love Estée x