We’re all in search of something truly unique and everlasting when it comes to selecting and investing in quality jewellery pieces you feel comfortable wearing every day. Introducing the new timeless Cambré Collection from British jewellery designer, Will Odell, which takes its inspiration from the graceful movement of one of his favourite art forms: ballet.
Handmade in Will’s London studio using traditional techniques, the Cambré Collection features distinctive hammer-textured 18ct gold rings, earrings and pendants. Each piece is finished to the highest quality and set by master setters using superior gemstones including blue spinel, pink tourmaline and diamonds. Hero pieces include the eye-catching statement ring – ‘Swift Ring’ – an ideal alternative engagement ring or anniversary gift, and the graceful ‘Cascade Earrings’ which detaches into two different looks for both day and eveningwear (pictured right).
The collection takes its name from the classical ‘Cambré’ movement which is at the centre of almost any ballet piece – meaning to bend at the waist in any direction. As part of the design process, Will took inspiration from the fluid movement of ballerinas gliding across a stage with elegance and poise. These movements have been mirrored in the collection’s simple lines and shapes, with the resulting pieces curving and twisting to reflect the elegant and graceful ballet movements he observed.
35-year-old Will Odell has been hand-crafting gold and silver jewellery for over ten years, and comes from a long line of metalsmiths. The Odell family have been ironmongers for seven generations (since 1745), repairing and making all types of household, architectural and agricultural hardware. With a degree in Metalwork and Jewellery Design during which Will focused on blacksmithing, he eventually decided to channel his passion for designing and practical experience into luxury jewellery-making, establishing Will Odell Designs in 2007 which evolved into fine jewellery in 2014.
In addition to the Cambré Collection, Will also has the ‘Medway Collection’ – inspired by Art Deco style, and ‘Dune Collection’ – which takes its source of inspiration from the imperfections in rock forms, as well as offering a bespoke service to collaboratively craft your own unique future heirloom. Will believes each item can be “an enduring pleasure, part of everyday life, beautiful – enjoyed for its clean lines, simple forms and tactile quality”. In his eyes, “purchasing a piece of jewellery is the start of a journey collecting different and unique pieces to treasure and ultimately pass on for others to appreciate”.
The new Will Odell Cambre Collection ranges from £1,200 to £10,000 and can be found in full online at www.willodell.com. Some of Will’s pieces can also be found at Tomfoolery in Muswell Hill and Kath Libbert in Bradford. His bespoke service starts from a four-week turnaround, with a £1,000 starting price. Follow Will Odell on Instagram.
Will Odell Cambré Collection – rings
Swift Ring: This striking ring is an eye-catching statement piece. Handmade in 18ct gold with a hammer textured finish, through a beautiful effervescence enriched with a scattering of brilliant white diamonds to give the ring fire and life. A beautiful ring with a graceful flow, this could be a stunning cocktail ring or an unusual engagement ring with a difference – fitting effortlessly alongside the Curve Ring. £4,250.
Swerve Ring: This elegant and stylish ring is designed for the discerning. Crafted with 18ct yellow gold and blue spinel, this iridescent ring has a textured finish and graceful twisting shape. Perfect as an alternative engagement ring with a difference, fitting well alongside the Curve Ring. £1,700.
Curve Ring: This modest, graceful 18ct yellow gold textured ring can be worn simply as an elegant solo band or gorgeous wedding band. Alternatively, the Curve Ring can form part of a collection of stacking rings – possibly in a variety of different coloured gold, or by setting different gemstones in each ring. £1,200.
All rings are handmade to order with a delivery time of 10-14 days.
Will Odell Cambré Collection – earrings
Cascade Earrings: This striking pair of long 18ct yellow gold and diamond earrings are detachable, resulting in a versatile piece which can transform your look from daywear to eveningwear. L 60mm x W 20mm, with detachable stem L 50mm. Handmade to order with a delivery time of 3-4 weeks. £8,750.
Swift Studs: A beautiful pair of elegant 18ct white gold earrings offset with a delicious duo of pink tourmaline. L 35mm x W 10mm. Handmade to order with a delivery time of 10-14 days; £1,250.
Will Odell Cambré Collection – pendant
Swift Pendant: This delicate 18ct white gold textured pendant set with a striking pink tourmaline gemstone has a graceful flow and would be a beautiful piece for a wedding day or special gift. Chain L 460mm with a L 40mm x W 10mm pendant. Handmade to order with a delivery time of 10-14 days; £1,850.