Rock Vault Designers Collaborate With Hearts On Fire

06 November 2015
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Rock Vault Designers Collaborate With Hearts On Fire

Rock Vault, the British Fashion Council’s fine jewellery initiative curated by Stephen Webster MBE is delighted to announce a collaboration between five of its designers and Hearts On Fire, one of the most prominent multi-channel American diamond and jewellery brands in the world. Alice Cicolini, Imogen Belfield, Jacqueline Cullen, Jo Hayes Ward and Tomasz Donocik, were commissioned to create unique pieces of jewellery using Hearts On Fire’s world renowned diamonds.

World class Chinese jewellers Chow Tai Fook, owners of Hearts On Fire, have invited the Rock Vault designers and Stephen Webster MBE to visit China to launch the collaboration during a press conference at the “Ignite Inspiration Exhibition” in Hong Kong’s K11 Mall. Their six-day trip to China will allow them to explore the country, visit various jewellery manufacturing hubs and present their collections to the Chinese market. The trip will conclude in Shanghai where the designers will take part in a final press conference on Monday 9th November in the K11 Mall Shanghai.

Each Rock Vault designer has made use of Hearts on Fire’s unique diamonds in their own way: Alice Cicolini was inspired by the elegant lotus to create ear-shaped pendants in double round diamond settings; Imogen Belfield made use of her interest in the natural and architectural by interpreting the diamonds with a punk twist, embedding them in a triangular metal; Using geometrical Whitby jet as her key material, Jacqueline Cullen adorned every meticulously crafted point, line and plane with diamonds; Meanwhile the honeycomb-like surfaces of Jo Hayes Ward’s collection showcase the brilliance of Hearts on Fire’s diamonds and Tomasz Donocik set round diamonds in various sizes into scintillating bubbles or on trapezoid facets to create a multilayer effect.

Tonight the British Consulate General hosted the five Rock Vault designers and a select group of press, influencers and buyers at her residence in Hong Kong. The evening featured a showcase of the designers’ latest collections, and provided an opportunity for the designers to make ties with key Chinese industry figures.