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  1. Here at Nude Jewellery, London we are passionate about unusual jewellery and that includes unusual engagement rings. Why settle for normal when you can showcase your individuality in a piece of jewellery you are going to wear every day for the rest of your life. To offer some inspiration here is a small selection from some off the most inspiring celebrity engagement rings.

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    Halle Berry - A beautiful emerald engagement ring set with diamonds in yellow gold.
    Angelina Jolie - baguette Diamonds, modern yet vintage
    Jackie O - Toi Et Moi Emerald and diamond ring
    If you don't quite have the budget of the likes of Angelina Jolie (and let's face it, who does?!) Here is  a new selection of our new unusual engagement rings, beautiful, sparkly and quirky that wont break the bank......
    amethyst sapphire and diamond butterfly ring unusual engagement rings
    The butterfly - Amethyst, pink sapphire and diamond unusual engagement ring.
    a-symetrical unusual diamond enagement ring
     Asymmetrical unusual diamond engagement ring a twist on a modern classic....
    green agate and diamond ring
    Green agate and diamond ring - an elegant and unusual engagement ring.
    diamond and tanzanite baguette engagement ring
    Diamond and tanzanite white gold engagement ring
    quirky diamond flower engagement ring
    Quirky diamond flower engagement ring....
    square citrine unusual engagement ring
    Unusual citrine and diamond engagement ring.....
    green garnet and diamond flower unusual engagement ring
    Quirky and vibrant green garnet and diamond unusual engagement ring...

    To view the full collection of our unusual engagement rings click here.


  2. After grabbing a well-earned glass of wine we followed the vibrant Mardi Gras parade through the cobbled streets of Mayfair. They danced and played great music straight from New Orleans whilst two beautiful ladies in tutu's gave offerings of beaded necklaces to stunned onlookers. This mini carnival grew and grew with people waving from above and joining from the nearby pubs restaurants. We hope this will be a new tradition in Mayfair.
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  3. black and cadmium red acrylic neckpiece, alternative unusual jewellery

    What's your background and what inspired you to become a jewellery designer?

    I originally studied for a BA in Fashion Design and went on to specialise as a Lingerie Designer where I worked in the industry for 7 years, primarily based in the UK, China and New York. Whilst in search of a new creative challenge I visited a silversmithing and jewellery exhibition featuring the New York based modernist jeweller ‘Art Smith’ at the Brooklyn Museum. Jewellery had always been a passion of mine and this exhibition re-enforced the feeling that jewellery design could be a natural career progression. The feminine design details that I favour in lingerie can be translated into jewellery design without the restrictions that occur whilst designing practical garments.


    How would you describe your customers?

    Bold, confident and unapologetic.


    What is your favourite piece of jewellery?

    Pretty much any piece of catwalk jewellery that was created during the collaborative years of Shaun Leane and Alexander McQueen; their work has resulted in some of the most iconic statements of catwalk jewellery in recent times.


    Which celebrity would you love to wear your jewellery and why?

    Dita Von Teese would be my dream celebrity. She is beautiful and unique and represents an evolutionary link to my previous career as a lingerie designer and my future career as a jewellery designer. This was recently highlighted when I experimented with new technologies such as 3D printing where I discovered Francis Bitonti, a designer who had created the world’s first fully articulated 3D printed dress, which was custom designed for Dita Von Teese. To me, she epitomises ‘classic with an edge’ which is how I like to describe my own design style.


    If you hadn’t been successful as a designer what would your plan B have been?

    I am a designer through and through, I have no plan B.


    What can we expect to see from you in the future?

    I intend to experiment further with new technologies including creating products using 3D printing and mixed media to develop a collection featuring illustrative design details inspired by urban culture.


    Ultimately I would like to create additional statement pieces that feature in the fashion industry, catwalk shows or film work; whilst also refining my body of work to include smaller, wearable, everyday pieces.

    Joanna Bury Designer Jewellery, Unusual Jewellery, Model shot
    5 - glass green acrylic wrist cuff
    View the full collection here.