Will Odell’s Cambré Collection By Lavinia Dickson-Robinson
At the tender age of 35, the very talented jewellery designer William Odell has once again surprised us with a heavenly new collection, the Cambré. Inspired by the grace and movement of the eponymous ballet move, which is at the centre of almost any ballet piece, the Cambré collection takes one beautiful art form and translates it into ballet inspired masterpieces.
Will has the talent to capture in his jewellery pieces the sublime movement and beauty that you would expect from a prima ballerina, the simple lines and the shapes created as the dancers curve and twist, flowing into elegant and graceful silhouettes. All the pieces Will has created for this outstanding collection show a gentle magic of simplicity and true beauty. As always, his designs can be part of everyday life, giving enduring pleasure to those who wear them.
As a true artisan, each of his pieces lovingly crafted to reveal clean lines and a tactile quality which is created by using traditional techniques with a divine contemporary twist. I would be honoured to wear his jewellery anywhere, to me they are must-have pieces.
If you could imagine the beauty of Margo Fonteyn in her stunning performance as Sylvia in 1952 (La nymphe de Diane), you would, like me, picture her ears delicately twinkling with Will Odell’s stunning diamond earrings “Cascade”. They twirl in the light like tiny ballerinas in their own right.
If rings are your passion, then the Grace ring II is an absolute must, simple, elegant and I´d dare say almost definitely designed with her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco in mind.
So my beautiful ladies, wish upon a star and hope that before summer comes to an end, your husband, lover or boyfriend will turn up with a little box from Will Odell.