EPONINE MEETS > SOPHIE THEAKSTON

IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT WHEN WE FIRST SAW SOPHIE THEAKSTON JEWELLERY; IT’S BOLD, UNIQUE AND OH SO BEAUTIFUL. WE CAUGHT UP WITH FOUNDER AND DESIGNER SOPHIE, IN THE MIDST OF LOCKDOWN #2, AND TALKED ABOUT HER DESIGNS, ENTERTAINMENT AND WHAT YOUR JEWELLERY SAYS ABOUT YOU.

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PLEASE WILL YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JEWELLERY TO THE READER?

My jewellery is all designed by me and handmade in Jaipur, India. I would say it is thoughtful design celebrating the artistry and heritage of handmade jewellery, using carefully selected gemstones. It plays with symbolism and the meaning of stones, and has a bohemian layered aesthetic. It is real jewellery meant for people who aren’t into ostentatious bling, but are instead more connected with something meaningful and unique….

OUR FAVOURITE SOPHIE THEAKSTON DESIGN IS THE DIAMOND HEART RING. WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR WITH IT?

ANYTHING! Its great on any finger too. Its smooth, soft and comfortable with just the right amount of diamond sparkle to give it the wow factor. But it’s absolutely great for keeping on everyday.

I love that its molded to the length of the finger, elongating it and really flattering the hand with its shape and beautiful rich colour and texture. It’s a special piece!

The Diamond Heart Ring

The Diamond Heart Ring

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK JEWELLERY SAYS ABOUT THE PERSON WEARING IT?

You can read so much from someone’s jewellery. You can see sentimental attachments, statements of taste, how casual or conservative a person is, how carefree, how bold… you can see it all! As the daughter of two jewellers I have been around it all my life and I think I am pretty good now at discerning a lot about a person from their jewellery choices. Women have been embellishing and curating their look with these precious spellbound amulets since the beginnings of civilisation! It’s a form of personal aesthetic language…

IF YOU COULD ONLY WEAR ONE TYPE OF JEWELLERY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

That is so difficult. I guess because I use my hands a lot, I would say rings… but I would feel naked without the rest too to be honest. It’s a horrible thought to have to choose!

Eve wearing Sophie Theakston necklaces & earrings with our Titania dress at our AW20 shootEve wearing Sophie Theakston necklaces & earrings with our Titania dress at our AW20 shoot

METAL OR STONE JEWELLERY? WHY?

Oooh… another impossible one! Probably just plain gold IF I had to choose. 18ct gold and I have an intense personal relationship. It’s true and unconditional love …

WHAT WOULD YOU WOULD RECOMMEND WE WATCH/LISTEN TO/READ TO KEEP US ENTERTAINED DURING THIS SECOND LOCKDOWN?

Music is so important to me. Music and books. I love Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Florence & The Machine; there’s an endless list and a lot of it is from the 60’s and 7o’s, and a lot of folk. For my work there is a constant and ever-changing play list.

For books I absorb biographies. I have read hundreds! I just read a fascinating one about Clementine Churchill and am now embarking on Lucien Freud Volume 1.

For watching… I am loving Queen’s Gambit and of course Handmaid’s Tale. Both those shows are so painterly. The lighting, the costume and colour… they are utterly equisite worlds to watch. Also looking forward to some of my favourite Xmas movies … It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas!! With mince pies…. BLISS!

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