Diamond with a twist

Perfectly balanced flowing curves and twists are achieved with Tolkowsky’s ‘Twist’ collection of rings where perfectly cut diamonds appear to almost float in the air.

All Tolkowsky diamonds display eight hearts and eight arrows, associated with the ‘Ideal Cut’, which guarantees maximum diamond brilliance.

Available from John Franich Jewellers.

Dress your heels up

Here’s a clever thing! Heel accessories that allow you to jazz up a pair of plain pumps and transform from office smart to sexy sophisticate in an instant.

It’s the innovation of a young designer, Dominique Michon, from Holland, who today launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for her fashion accessory company, Heel Up.

Michon says the inspiration for Heel Up came from having a taste for high fashion on a university student’s budget.

“I made the first Heel Up prototypes with the goal of dressing up an old pair of my heels to wear to a holiday party and was surprised at the number of compliments I received on my old shoes,” Michon says.

The 2014/15 Heel Up collection features eight handmade designs. They attach to shoes by a small elastic strap that is wrapped around the heel.

Michon has already launched Heel Up in Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam and Antwerp and is now seeking funding through Kickstarter to bring her vision to life in markets around the world.

Dominique Michon