Luxe charm line to work with Halle Berry on charity range.
Nikki Blowers, daughter of Hull retail jeweller Ian Blowers, has created a luxury collectable jewellery brand called Nota Bene.
Nota Bene, which is handcrafted by manufacturer Jacobs Jewellery Design in Hatton Garden, is a delicate luxury twist on the charm phenomenon. Each piece has been made with 18ct gold and is decorated with diamonds, freshwater pearls and precious stones.
Blowers launched the collection in London last week at jewellery retailer Platform in Hatton Garden and said she received a good reaction from retailers and consumers. “I’m delighted to say we have had a number of orders and an approach from a number of high street retailers,” she said.
At the event Nota Bene revealed that it has been approached by the executive producer of film Dark Tide to design a piece of jewellery to raise funds for its Shelter from the Storm initiative. The project supports Hollywood star Halle Berry’s shelter in Los Angeles that helps women and children to escape from domestic violence.
As well as a one-off piece of jewellery that will be auctioned off, a new collection will be developed by Nota Bene based on the Halle Berry one-off piece and proceeds from all sales will be donated to the charity as an ongoing concern.
Blowers said: “We will soon unveil the design which Halle Berry will endorse and then offer for auction so that we can help her in her endeavor to raise the money she needs to make her own dream a reality.”
The Nota Bene debut range includes delicate drop charms that can be attached to pendants, earrings and bracelets. The brand has also created a collection of stacking rings and bracelets. Retail prices for the charms start at £150 and £800 for the pendants.