Ottoman Hands at the V&A Lapis Lazuli Fire Cracker Necklace To celebrate the launch of our Spring/Summer 16 collection at the magnificent Victoria and Albert Museum we have caught up with the amazing buyer of V&A shop - Crystal May - to talk jewellery, trends and beautiful gems of the London's finest cultural hub.
What jewellery trends should we look out for this season?Jewelled hair accessories are big this season with many appearing on the catwalk shows. The romance of pearls is also key for Summer 2016, be it a necklace, a bracelet or a pair of chandelier earrings.Ottoman Hands at the V&A Mother of Pearl Necklace and Chandelier EarringsWhat piece you can not leave the house without?I would never leave the house without a pair of earrings, they can lift any outfit and there is always so much variety in the design of them.Ottoman Hands at the V&A Orange Agate Hoop Earrings and Orange Agate Drop EarringsWhich gallery here at the V&A is an absolute must-see?One of the best galleries here at the V&A is our Jewellery Gallery. Renovated in 2008 it is a treasure trove of over 3,000 objects from Ancient times to the present day. A truly inspiring collection for any jewellery lover.Ottoman Hands at the V&A Agate Wrap Ring and Agate Safari EarringsWhat is your favourite piece from the current Ottoman Hands jewellery collection?My favourite piece from the Ottoman Hands collection is the Hot Pink Agate Fire Cracker Earrings. They are a great piece for the summer and the colour really pops against any outfit.Ottoman Hands at the V&A Aqua Chalcedony and Rose Quartz Adjustable Rings and Lapis and Aqua Chalcedony and Rose Quartz Adjustable Bangle