Boodles will showcase their latest range of spectacular watches at Salon Privé 2017
Boodles Ladies’ Day has become a firm fixture on the social calendar, an opportunity at the end of the summer to indulge in one last party, and discover the latest that the famed British Fine Jewellery Brand has to offer.
This September Boodles is excited to unveil the spectacular new ‘Raindance Watch’; a diamond-encrusted ladies timepiece featuring an ornate dial in a choice of shimmering blue aventurine or luminous mother-of-pearl, forming part of Boodles most iconic jewellery collection, Raindance, which is even featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum as an enduring icon of British design.
During the creative process, Boodles Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins, revisited the original sketches and drawings that inspired the famous ‘Raindance’ collection, created in 2000. Rebecca took her inspiration from gleaming raindrops gliding down a marble sculpture at the Chelsea Flower Show and these are reflected in the Raindance collection through shimmering cascades of diamonds that evoke the memory of sprinkled raindrops glistening in the sun. The collection’s designs bask in the patterns of nature through meticulously ordered and yet seemingly random arrangements of round brilliant cut diamonds. The Raindance Watch remains true to the original aesthetic of the collection by featuring round shapes and develops this concept by layering positive and negative spaces to reveal further diamond droplets behind.
The different watch models mirror the two different sides of water in nature: the spectacular and the elegant. Diamond raindrops glide down the storm-blue dial of the aventurine watch evoking dramatic midnight rainfall, whereas, the shimmering eggshell hue of the Mother-of- Pearl watch is reminiscent of the marble which originally inspired Raindance, with a sprinkling of diamonds representing sunlit raindrops trickling down its surface in graceful fluidity.
“The fine bezel settings maintain the pure shape of a round brilliant cut diamond: this style is present throughout ancient and contemporary design, adding to the timeless qualities already imbued by the theme of water. I am drawn to water as an infinite source of inspiration due to its unstructured and ever-changing nature. The aesthetic of Raindance is characterised by the linear and directional nature of rainfall; yet it seeks to replicate the random pattern of raindrops.” Rebecca Hawkins, Boodles Head of Design
Raindance was the first of many Boodles collections to take water as its theme.
Visit the Boodles marquee to be one of the first to see this beautiful new addition to the collection.