UK-based Star Diamond, noted for its diamond jewels that are ‘modern heritage pieces,’ recently unveiled its first diffusion line entitled Astraeus. Head Designer Raliegh Goss turned to Greece and the Greek god of stars, Asteria, for inspiration to craft the limited edition rings, earrings, studs, bracelets, cuffs and pendants that make up this dynamic collection. “For me, the Astraeus collection is all about the beauty and wonder of stars lighting up a night sky, and that exhilarating moment you glimpse a shooting star and make a wish,” says Raliegh, who is a connoisseur of precious stones.
Clusters of intense yellow diamonds, graduating in hue, are offset with shimmering white pavé diamonds – graduating from white to yellow – in 18k white gold in the Astraeus line. The Astraeus Limited Edition pieces feature white pavé diamonds – graduating from white to pink – combined with pastel coloured diamonds that are set in 18k yellow gold. Raleigh has ensured that each design is meticulously crafted into 20 pieces to the maintain exclusivity of the limited edition line. Some pieces are subtle, while others are bold in design. The rings can be combined to create a layered effect resulting in a more elaborate finger ornament.
The brand plans to add new jewelry pieces over time to expand its new Astraeus collection, while drawing upon its creative ouvre and design heritage. The jewels are available at Star Diamond, London-UK.