Saturday December 7, 2019

Knowing the dancer from the dance

Rebecca Hawkins, head designer at Boodles, drew inspiration from the sweet science of ballet when putting together the jewellery-maker’s latest collection

15th August, 2015
Marianela Nunez, pictured here with Edward Watson, wears the double Ashoka necklace, Ashoka diamond bracelet and earrings

Ballet and fine jewellery have a number of parallels. Both strive for precision to the point of perfection, both command an extraordinary attention to detail and both have high production values. Most of all, though, the art of ballet and a piece of fine jewellery are similar in their ability to deceive the onlooker: both seem delicate and fragile, yet in reality are strong and enduring.

These characteristics were evident to Rebecca Hawkins, head designer...

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