London—British jewelry designer Sarah Ho’s ebullient creations are no less joyful since the world has faced the challenges of a pandemic.
The London-based designer’s newest collection, “Bright Young Things” leans into her signature jubilance.
“These pieces celebrate our emergence from our lockdown,” said Ho via a spokesperson, “a world full of color and beautiful experiences. A chance to rediscover our lives, new places and old friends—a celebration of new beginnings.”
Full of one-of-a-kind treasures, “Bright Young Things” offers a diverse array of colored gemstones as each piece’s focal point, building a colorful story around each, whether through an elaborate monochrome palette or contrasting shades via additional gemstones, interesting metal techniques and enamel.
Finely wrought metalwork is a Sarah Ho signature, attributed to her background in fashion design and a love of texture and beading on fabrics.
The technically adventurous creative has introduced a new metal alloy for her latest range that combines titanium and aluminum—materials that are lightweight but durable—and oxidizing it in an array of shades.
This can be seen in the “Mirage Ring” featuring peridot set in a dusty-pink metal (pictured below) and the “Laguna Ring” with aquamarine set in cobalt blue metal (pictured at top of article).
Ho likes the alloy she formulated for its ability to showcase intricate detail.
The “Mirage Ring” recently debuted as one of Parisian fine jewelry and art gallery Second Petale’s offerings on the PAD art fair’s e-commerce website
, launched last year due to the pandemic.
Like many designers, the stillness of lockdown proved an artistic breeding ground of ideas for Ho.
She taught herself to draw on an iPad and shared her sketches with her audience along the way on Instagram, soliciting feedback and even allowing them to guide certain designs through polls.
“Each piece imagines an outside world, place and emotion,” Ho said through her spokesperson. “Brightness and color are in sharp contrast to the uncertain days of being locked in.”
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The optimistic collection begins at £11,200 or about $15,472, per current exchange rates. More information is available on the Sarah Ho website