Daisy Knights delivers pirate treasure at IJL


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.

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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.

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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