Jian of London’s Stardust press launch – gemstones, manicures and cupcakes!

Last Thursday saw the  glorious launch of Jian of London’s stunning Stardust jewellery collection in the sumptuous surroundings of Four London’s beautiful Conduit Street Salon. This event combined exquisite jewellery with a host of pampering treats and lashings of champagne, canapes and cupcakes.

The event was to showcase the stunning jewellery designs of Jane Massie and Jian of London before the official launch in September. I had a chance to be properly introduced to the brand, which only launched in the UK three years ago. Jane explained to me  that previous to this, she had lived in the USA,  and that she had found the UK market to be quite different to the US market – in America ‘the blingier – the better’ seems to apply, but the UK are very partial to small, delicate designs. Jane explained to me that she had always had a love of jewellery, but wanted to work with precious stones and metals rather than simply creating pieces of costume jewellery. Jane spoke with passion about her love for simple, elegant lines in jewellery, and this is plain to see in the designs. The stone is always the star, and is showcased to perfection in a series of clean, elegant settings that enhance the stone, rather than drawing attention away from it.

Of course, this being a glittering launch, there were no shortage of glamorous guests enjoying the gems and the beauty treatments. OK TV‘s Josie Gibson and Sian Welby, Danielle Brown and Lizzie Cundy were amongst the guests who enjoyed manicures courtesy of  the lovely Samantha Cunningham from Spa Barbies, who is frankly a nail genius(anyone who can make my nails look good…),  colour consultations by Four London, Eve Taylor Aroma wax arm and hand massages and spiritual readings. The cupcakes from Cute as a cupcake were divine, as were the canapes, and the whole event had a very relaxed girlie atmosphere that everyone seemed to enjoy.

Sian Welby and Josie Gibson from OKTV


Danielle Brown with Jane Massie from Jian of London


Lizzie Cundy enjoys the aromawax treatment





Jian of London Stardust Collection – one word – WOW!

September will see the launch of  Jian of London’s eagerly awaited Stardust Collection. This is an amazing array of beautiful luxury gem set jewellery that is so innovative in its design, it has already been awarded with an International Jewellery London special editors award for technical excellence, even before its official launch.

So what is so special and different about the Stardust collection? Well. Stardust applies to the  free-floating jewels that continually sparkle and dance within a clear liquid filled sapphire dome, giving a range of rings, pendants and earrings an effect similar to a shimmering snowglobe. Stardust designs use an interesting  range of natural gemstones in a multitude of colours, settings, shapes and sizes that enable you to create the perfect piece of jewellery for yourself, or a loved one.  What I really love about this collection is the choice of settings, you can have the fabulous ‘floating’ gemstones that you can move and shake just like fairy dust, or you have more traditional pave set and faceted static stones.

This collection is so beautiful, totally eye-catching, but retaining the simplicity and clean lines that signify the Jian of London Look. Like all innovative designs,  this was not a simple collection to produce, taking five years to come to fruition, but it is totally worth the wait. This is the sort of jewellery that everyone will comment on, it would add a touch of sophisticated glamour to even the simplest of outfits.

Chief Designer, Jane Massie said “We are thrilled to finally be launching the Stardust Collection after years of innovation and development. The new collection recently won the International Jewellery London Show Editors Choice Award for Technical Excellence which is a credit to the hard work and perseverance of our incredible design team and suppliers. As a company we can’t wait to see the consumer reaction to Stardust when the collection goes on sale in September, we are already taking pre-orders and have started a waiting list.”

For more information about Jian of London visit the website http://uk.jiandesigns.com/