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Global Fashion Week

As one of the fashion industry’s biggest months, September heralds the Spring/Summer runway shows for the “Big Four” global fashion capitals. Top designers in New York, London, Milan & Paris...

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Art And Fashion

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Trend spot: Surrealism in Fashion As one of the 20th century’s most influential art movements, Surrealism was quick to make its mark on 1930s fashion and design. Drawing on visuals from dreams and the unconscious, Surrealists brought something entirely new to the decorative arts. Strong, symbolic, iconic motifs, often recurring – just as they do in the dream world. Lips. Hands. Lobsters. In the context of Surrealist design, these motifs take on new meanings, however abstract. Consider Salvador Dali’s famous melting pocket watches in The Persistence of Memory (1931). Undoubtedly the most widely recognised Surrealist artist, Dali frequently collaborated with...

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Buy Better To Last Forever

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New gemstone jewellery: buy better, buy forever With so much to distract us (Netflix binges, endless Instagram stories, fast fashion), is it any wonder that we’re craving more connection to natural materials, handcrafted objects, the artisan over the mass-produced? What’s the ultimate antithesis of a 10-second video that disappears in 24 hours? One answer is a carefully crafted artisan piece of jewellery that lasts forever, comprising precious sterling silver and exquisite stones sourced from the earth. Choosing to wear forever jewellery is a powerful way to express our values. Values of sustainability. Thoughtfulness. Considered consumerism. The value of choosing a...

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Complement Your Najo With SS18 Make Up Trends

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This season’s key beauty trends – and the jewellery to complement them If there’s one thing that stood out on the international catwalks for spring/summer 18, it was the head-turning beauty trends. Trend 1: OTT eyeliner Exaggerated eyeliner, mostly in dramatic black, is one of the strongest trends to emerge from the international spring-summer collections. For example, at Jill Stuart, creative liner created a stylised lash-on-lash effect. These moody black lines are perfect paired with NAJO’s newest oxidised silver jewellery. Against a background of blackened sterling silver, the intricate patterning of bright white polished sterling silver really pops. Case in...

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A Brief History Of Silver Through The Ages

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A brief history of silver through the ages… …Via 5 silver objects you’ve probably never heard of   Since it’s as precious as materials get, silver has historically been reserved for nobility, religious ornament, and the most exceptional examples of artistry around the world. We took a virtual browse through the treasure trove of objects in the collections of London’s V&A Museum to come up with 5 (relatively un-famous) pieces that tell part of the extraordinary history of silver design and artistry. The V&A is one of the greatest repositories of design objects in the world, a must-visit for jewellery...

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Winter Warmers: The Earring Edit

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Well, winter has decidedly arrived, which means we’re rugging up in coats, scarves, gloves, even beanies – and covering up most of our key jewellery-adorning areas! Solution? Statement earrings. Show off your personal style and add an all-important pop of colour, shape and shine to those chunky textural layers of cable knit, leather, denim, cashmere and faux fur. Our winter earring edit falls into 3 key looks: Colour crush Resolve those winter blues (and greys) with bold coloured gemstone earrings. Like mini light globes, they’ll illuminate your face and brighten your wardrobe choices – which tend to be a little...

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Najo Style Icons

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Our top 6 famous muses & style heroes Matching celebrity tastemakers to NAJO’s favourite collections Every design house has a muse in mind when developing a particular jewellery piece or collection. These six women are diverse and unique – from different eras even – but each is distinguished by the way that she inspires us and our key collections here at NAJO. The Collection: SIGNATURE NAJO  Style attributes: Classic and timeless, understated yet daring. Muse 1: Tilda Swinton Why we love her The seemingly ageless 57-year-old British actor and Academy Award winner has mastered her own take on avant-garde elegance...

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