Daisy Knights delivers pirate treasure at IJL

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Wise collection reflects Costwolds designer’s love of the sea.

Daisy Knights has had a stellar year since she made her debut within IJL’s KickStarter zone, which promotes fledgling designers.

The show has always been important to the Cotswolds-based artist – she won a Bright Young Gem Award in 2009, and was named as a NexGem in the 2010 Professional Jeweller Hot 100, which ran alongside the exhibition. This year, Daisy Knights has made the step up to exhibiting on her own stand, with a collection inspired by her father’s love of sailing and a hint of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Her new Wise collection features a playful anchor motif available in both silver and gold vermeil, with stack rings, long chain necklaces, beaded bracelets and gold vermeil hoop earrings with large anchor charms.

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All of Knights’ pieces are made in Britain, and this new 10-piece collection includes splashes of colours from turquoise and crushed coral beads. The Wise range will be on show alongside her well-known Kim skull collection.

Knights said of the new pieces: “I introduced a lot more colour this season with some bead work. There is a Good Sailor necklace, which features turquoise and crushed coral detailing, and a Bad Pirate piece, which features garnet and onyx, so it’s all about picking your side,” she said. The collection is priced from RRP £40 to £800.

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