Dauphin

It must be hard coming up with a name for a new jewellery collection. There are, after all, only so many ways you can describe items created from precious metal and gemstones. But French designer Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld has nailed the nomenclature of her latest range, Dauphin x Volume. Without being too clever, the name refers both to the serialization of her creative codes (interrupted rings, cage-like structures and a certain ode to construction) and the use of multiple layers to increase scale. Launching today at Dover Street Market, Dauphin x Volume sees the label’s first foray into pendants with tubular stacks to be strung over fine chains, layered rings of white and yellow gold, alternatively pavé-ed with tiny diamonds, and earrings consisting of flat rings of differing sizes to climb up the ear. She may only have launched Maison Dauphin in 2014, but this is one designer who has a very clear idea of her brand’s aesthetic—and it’s one we’re coveting for ourselves too.

Dauphin, Dover Street Market, 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG (020 7518 0680); @dauphinofficial

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