LONDON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
'The Palladium Jewellery Collection by Lara Bohinc'
International Palladium Board is proud to announce Lara Bohinc as its latest inspirational partner for 2012. A luxury jewellery designer, Lara Bohinc has designed two palladium ranges to launch in July; The Palladium Fine Jewellery Collection by Lara Bohinc and The Palladium Collision Collection by Lara Bohinc, both demonstrating the desirable metal's luxury appeal. Available exclusively from Harrods and Lara Bohinc, both collections will showcase her vision and creative exploration of the contemporary precious metal's key properties of lightness and strength.
The Palladium Fine Jewellery Collection by Lara Bohinc is an exclusive range inspired by architectural structures. The strong palladium structure incorporates several hundred diamonds on each piece and protects delicate South Sea pearls. The collection features five distinct and luxurious pieces; a cuff, choker, earrings, ring and pendant necklace. The seven carat choker is a true statement piece, the curved upper neckline secures a bold orb pendant. Earrings and a pendant necklace mirror this defining spherical form and the architectural inspiration is further showcased by the beautiful structure of palladium that frames the large five carat cuff.
The Palladium Collision Collection by Lara Bohinc includes a ring, pendant and studs, true to her signature designs and is an evolution of her iconic aesthetic in palladium. Drawing inspiration from the tension of tectonic plates, the cleanly metallic split-hemisphere exterior is underscored by a black onyx inner. This split-hemisphere motif is featured on a pendant and stud earring of irresistible delicacy, whilst creating a remarkable variation with the Double Collision ring, in which the two split spheres of onyx and palladium join together to complete the band.
"Palladium has empowered me to design a bold and luxurious collection," comments Lara Bohinc. "The lattice formation provides strength whilst allowing for the illumination of the pearls. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of working with an unexplored and pioneering new metal, one that has broadened the potential for my future collections."
"Lara Bohinc has intelligently interpreted palladium and its unique properties," Brad Mills, Chairman, International Palladium Board comments. "We are proud to unveil Lara as our fine jewellery partner and her outstanding designs are sure to inspire the jewellery world to consider palladium as the contemporary precious metal of the future."
The International Palladium Board and Lara Bohinc collaboration is part of the 'Palladium Visions' campaign, which will see the International Palladium Board working with some of the world's most visionary artists, designers and jewellers throughout 2012.
The International Palladium Board is dedicated to establishing palladium as the contemporary precious metal of the future. Palladium is a beautiful, lustrous white metal desired by jewellery designers for its unique features - rarity, lightness and strength. It is the most recent precious metal to be hallmarked.
The Palladium Fine Jewellery Collection by Lara Bohinc; choker £35,200, cuff £28,600, earrings £22,000, necklace £11,000, ring £7,700. The Palladium Collision Collection by Lara Bohinc; pendant £750, ring £1,300, studs £450.
Notes to Editors:
From the Greek name 'Pallas', Goddess of Wisdom, palladium was discovered by the British chemist William Hyde Wollaston in 1803. Its superior attributes of lightness and strength allow more intricate jewellery to be created, capable of bearing larger gemstones. Palladium gets its whiteness and lustre from nature; this purity makes it hypoallergenic, and it will not tarnish.
Lara Bohinc is a European luxury goods company headquartered in London, renowned for its design, craftsmanship and quality. The company creates and distributes high quality luxury goods including handbags, small leather goods, sunglasses, designer jewellery and fine jewellery. This is reflected in the innovation that characterises each new collection, combining exclusivity, outstanding quality and attention to detail.
Lara Bohinc's products are sold at a directly operated store on London's Sloane Street, through the company's own e-shop, and at department stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and selected specialist stores around the world.
SOURCE International Palladium Board