Love the sharp angles of a triangle or the smooth curve of a semi-circle? You’re not alone. Ever since Euclid, points, lines and planes have set our hearts a flutter and Greek, Roman and Islamic Art all make frequent use of geometric elements.
Trends come and go, but geometric jewellery never really goes out of date. There’s something so timeless and satisfying about a geometric-inspired aesthetic (if you understand, you understand!)
So if circles, triangles and polygons are your thing too then you’ve come to the right place…read on for 8 pieces of geometric jewellery to shop right now.
1) I’m kicking off with one of my most popular and enduring designs, these lovely circle/triangle earrings (see above). A coolly minimalist take on a drop earring, the two shapes interlock so that they move freely when worn. Perfect for those who like their jewellery elegantly understated.
2) If you're in the market for something a bit bolder then what about artist and printmaker Ruth Broadway’s Memphis style POP stud earrings, (below, left) which are available to buy via Etsy along with her other jewellery pieces and prints? These cheery designs would brighten anyone's day....you could even buy two pairs to mix and match.
3) For those who believe that less is more when it comes to jewellery, you might like my very simple and pared back small shape necklaces which come in circle, triangle, diamond and teardrop designs, all available in both recycled silver and gold plate. These are great for layering together or with chunkier pieces for a more dramatic look.
4) And now for something complete different....bold shapes and bright colours make this gorgeous necklace from One We Made Earlier (above right) great choice for dressing up plain tee. It's an exclusive design made specially for the wonderful Unlimited Shop in Brighton and available in both in their shop and on their website.
5) Statement necklace lovers, this one is for you! This multi triangle necklace is a one-off design which is currently available in the sale section of my website. It's a totally unique piece made up of seventeen interlocking silver triangles and I reckon it would look amazing worn over a black dress.
6) More triangles, this time made by a fair-trade enterprise in Rajasthan. The Neekala necklace is from Nkuku who work with artisans across the globe to create a range of beautiful and ethical home and lifestyle products.
8) Last, but no means least are the parallel hoop earrings (see above), one of my best selling designs which quite simple go with everything! An timeless and elegant hoop, these work equally well with a simple white shirt or styled up with evening wear. Definitely an investement piece that you'll return to again and again.
If vintage or pre-loved pieces are more your thing then it's really worth looking on eBay or visiting local auction houses either in person or online to see what you can find. Art Deco geometric-inspired designs were really popular during the 1920s and 30s and you can uncover some absolutely stunning jewellery from the period if you have the patience to shop around.
Elin Horgan is a designer & maker of beautifully simple handmade jewellery, crafted from sustainable materials in her Bristol studio.