Delphine Charlotte Parmentier AW12

I love the opulence and drama of art deco inspired statement jewellery, like these AW12 pieces from French jewellery designer Delphine Charlotte Parmentier. Delphine has her own brand as well as collaborating with big couture houses – Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, Lacroix, Lanvin – on fantastical and often trend-setting pieces. Anyway, these designs were just a few of my favourites from the AW12 lookbook; like the chained ring below (such an unusual design – reminds me of a silver and turquoise ring my mother used to keep in an old wooden jewellery box of treasures) they evoke glamourous visions of bygone times and the possibility of magical ones to come.