Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Regalia Collection
Between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the upcoming summer Olympics, one can say that England is having a banner year. And with the eyes of the world fixed on London, it’s no surprise that British designers are feeling a surge of patriotism that is spilling over into their collections. Jewelry maven Solange Azagury-Partridge, a favorite of celebrities and fashion editors alike, has taken her recognizable bold and impressive designs (no doubt influenced by her years as creative director at Boucheron) and added a bit of Anglo-Saxon pride to each piece in her Regalia collection, a limited-edition series of rings, brooches and necklaces inspired by the recent English celebration. The gold Duchess ring, featuring a glimmering sapphire, pays homage to the engagement ring given to Kate Middleton by Prince William, previously owned by his mother, Diana. If your style is more Pistols than Posh, invest in the lacquered Union Jack Britannia version of Azagury-Partridge’s now iconic Hot Lips ring instead. Duchess Ring and Brittania Union Jack ring, $1,925, by Solange Azagury-Partridge. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and at SolangeAzaguryPartridge.com.