When we added Danish brand, Sif Jakobs, to fabulous last year, we didn't realise how much we would all fall in love with this brand.
Anna and I met the lovely Sif Jakobs herself at the IJL trade fair last September, and loved her super-glamorous multi-coloured range, featuring hoops, rings and pendants encrusted in an array of Cubic Zirconia stones.
This season, she launches Portofino, a gorgeous addition to the colourful collection, inspired by the vividly-painted houses of this beautiful Italian village.
A fishing village and holiday resort, famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors, Portofino perfectly encapsulates la dolce vita. Close to Genoa on the Italian Riviera, the pretty town is clustered around its small harbour, and is known for the colourfully-painted buildings, huddled around the shoreline.
It is one of the most picture-perfect, most photogenic fishing ports in the Mediterranean, and was a magnet for glamorous stars like Elizabeth Taylor, for decades.
Sif herself lives in Copenhagen, although she is originally from Iceland. But she adores Italy and spends a lot of time here – and her love for Italian elegance comes through in many of her collections.
The Portofino collection includes 18ct Gold-plated Silver pieces, including a stunning disc necklace featuring a circular pendant with a crescent-shaped rainbow of coloured Cubic Zirconia stones, set by hand around the edge of the disc. Eye-catching, but also delicate, this sparkling necklace is a great way to add colour and a touch of glamour to your outfit.
We absolutely predict that these colourful pieces will be extremely popular for Christmas, especially this year, when people are looking for feel-good jewellery to remind them of happier days.
Portofino is also available in Sterling Silver set with sparkling clear CZ, for an icy look of Winter glamour.
More about Sif herself:
Sif Jakobs is the woman behind the brand and company. Sif was born in Iceland, educated as a goldsmith in Sweden and travelled all over the world, gathering inspiration for her stunning jewellery designs.
She has lived in Copenhagen since 2000, but also spends much of her time in Italy. Her love for Italian elegance can be seen in many of her collections, and is the reason why her collections are all named after Italian locations.
Sif has always had a passion for art and creativity. Her personality and instinctive sense of quality and design are a huge factor in the glamorous pieces that she creates.