Nightshade collection inspired by the power and allure of women.

Royal College of Art trained sculptor Jess Mackinnon has launched her first fine jewellery line, under brand name Mackinnon.

Mackinnon’s nine-piece debut collection is called Nightshade and includes 18ct gold cocktail rings, pendant necklaces and drop and hoop earrings, pave set with diamonds, amethysts, yellow sapphire, sugarloaf citrine and black pearls.


The hero pieces in the collection include a white gold gem- and diamond-set chain featuring an amethyst flowerhead and natural Tahitian South Sea cultured pearls. Mackinnon has taken inspiration from Lalique, with a deco-feel to some of the pieces and detailed openwork designs.

Mackinnon has described the Nightshade collection as “a celebration of the modern goddess”, and the pieces are set to combine delicate beauty and edgy gothic allure.

“The Nightshade flower is a potent symbol of the collective power of women. Complex, innovative, empowered, glamorous and highly desirable – the essence of womanhood today,” said Mackinnon.

She trained at the Royal College of Art-educated and began to design jewellery through sculpture after becoming fascinated with the manipulation of masculine materials into feminine forms. Alongside her debut collection Mackinnon will also continue to take commissions on request.


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