Autumn typically evokes romantic images of majestic trees crowned with vivid crimson, orange and gold leaves that gently flutter to the ground as the days pass.
Inspired by the season’s bold and beautiful hues, British designer Amanda Clark has launched a new Autumn Colours jewellery collection featuring necklaces and earrings fashioned in shades of red, honey and cognac. These exuberant statement pieces are incorporated with amber, a translucent stone obtained from the fossilised sap of centuries-old trees in central Europe’s Baltic.
Dating back to as early as the Stone Age, amber was used by ancient civilisations as protective talismans and amulets, and was prized for its health benefits that included reducing stress and anxiety, and restoring energy levels. Even today, amber continues to be used in modern medicine and is believed to contain Succinic acid, which enhances immunity.
The Autumn Colours range, which is set in handcrafted 18k gold, pairs amber with elegant South Sea and baroque freshwater pearls, in various designs versatile for both casual and formal wear. Standout pieces include a single amber pendant embellished with delicate golden leaves and suspended from a gleaming gold chain, and a long necklace showcasing alternating chunky amber beads with milky baroque pearls. With their rich yellow, orange and auburn shades, these jewels couldn’t be more apt for the fall season.
“I am moved by the beauty that nature creates for us, and love working with the natural forms of amber pebbles in all their lustrous colours. They mix so well with baroque pearls ranging in tone from cream to champagne and honey, while adding hand-worked gold to the mixed layers in an extra magical reflection of light,” says Clark.
The Autumn Colours range is part of the Wearable Jewels by Amanda Clark line, and is exclusively available at Altfield Gallery.