‘Tis the season for extra-roomy jumpers, and all the comfort food you can stash beneath them. As we all dive for the puddings, roasts and red wine as the nights draw in, why not throw caution to the wind and pile on some extra calories in the form of jewellery.
“We often associate happy and nostalgic memories with food,” says Jenny House, the designer behind jewellery brand Origin 31, who has created a jewellery collection inspired by childhood sweet treats such as sticks of rock and Haribo gummy rings. “As a designer, I always want to make people smile wearing my pieces, so what better inspiration than food to do just that?”
Which food groups makes you smile? How about a pair of gold and enamel chilli pepper charms to take you back to warm holiday evenings punctuated by spicy dishes? Juicy burger cufflinks are the perfect gift for a comfort food fanatic. Or for those on a health kick, there is a vast orchard of fruity jewellery designs out there.
For those who really want to celebrate oversized jumper season, jeweller Alison Lou has created a gold bracelet she has dubbed Carbs by the Yard – the title a humorous play on Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard – decorated with a pretzel, croissant, baguette and two types of pasta, farfalle and conchiglie.
For more foodie jewels, here is our edit of delicious jewellery that looks good enough to eat.
Ten jewels for foodies…
Van Cleef & Arpels 18ct gold, mauve and pink sapphire, emerald, tsavorite garnet, pearl and diamond Edna brooch, price on application Van Cleef & Apels
Wendy Yue blackened 18ct gold, pink sapphire, rubellite, tsavorite, white sapphire and wood Strawberry earrings, price on application Wendy Yue
Tessa Packard gold-plated silver The Chocoholic’s Necklace, £340 Tessa Packard
Pandora silver, enamel and cubic zirconia Pizza Love charm, £40 Pandora
Pamela Love Pomegranate earrings, price on application Pamela Love