Wonderland - Always a Story

Boodles is known for its High Jewellery collections, and reaches some of its loftiest peaks when it ventures to Wonderland – the semi-regular exploration of bejeweled flights of fancy.

 

Cast free of all limitations, this is where the designers and craftspeople at the quintessentially British jeweller Boodles let their imaginations run riot. The resulting collections – revealed only once in roughly two years – are guaranteed to set pulses racing.
Boodles is known for its High Jewellery collections, and reaches some of its loftiest peaks when it ventures to Wonderland – the semi-regular exploration of bejeweled flights of fancy.

 

Cast free of all limitations, this is where the designers and craftspeople at the quintessentially British jeweller Boodles let their imaginations run riot. The resulting collections – revealed only once in roughly two years – are guaranteed to set pulses racing.
A Sense of Mystery

 

Strawberry Picking stems from closer to home: this pink and white diamond necklace sings of family picnics in summer, and days spent gathering baskets of strawberries. The attention to detail can be seen in the clasp, it incorporates a miniature diamond strawberry, and the reverse of the necklace includes tiny pip motifs engraved into platinum, symbolising the texture of a strawberry.

Boodles Wonderland
Boodles Wonderland
A Sense of Mystery
Boodles Wonderland Strawberry Picking

Strawberry Picking stems from closer to home: this pink and white diamond necklace sings of family picnics in summer, and days spent gathering baskets of strawberries. The attention to detail can be seen in the clasp, it incorporates a miniature diamond strawberry, and the reverse of the necklace includes tiny pip motifs engraved into platinum, symbolising the texture of a strawberry.

Boodles Wonderland Bamboo in the Moonlight

Whereas Bamboo in the Moonlight takes us off to the Orient, Sandstorm and Solar Eclipse marks a trek through the desert, perhaps towards a sparkling oasis. The cuff features white and yellow diamonds, contrasted with black star sapphires, which evoke a sense of energy and drama. Small strokes symbolise calligraphy motifs, in keeping with the theme of the collection.

Boodles Wonderland Sand Storm and Solar Eclipse
Wonderland revisits some much-beloved Boodles themes: the mythical and fantastical, stories and legends. But unlike previous offerings, this year’s is made up of 27 unique high jewellery pieces rather than designs grouped into traditional suites. Each piece is a one-off as no two pieces are alike, and each one tells its own story.
Wonderland revisits some much-beloved Boodles themes: the mythical and fantastical, stories and legends. But unlike previous offerings, this year’s is made up of 27 unique high jewellery pieces rather than designs grouped into traditional suites. Each piece is a one-off as no two pieces are alike, and each one tells its own story.

“Our Wonderland collections are always an opportunity for our design team to let their imaginations run wild,” explained Boodles Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins. One piece which exemplifies this perfectly is Just Beyond the Setting Sun; a breathtaking white and pastel-coloured diamond cuff which took craftsmen over 400 hours to create. So complex was the making of this piece that each layer had to be crafted separately before they could be joined together to create the final cuff. Coloured diamonds radiate out from a large central yellow diamond and evoke a sense of hopefulness at the start of a journey or tale.

Boodles Wonderland Dragonfly and Dahlia
Boodles Wonderland Beyond the Setting Sun

No less enchanting is Dragonfly & Dahlia, in which precious stones including rubellites and pink diamonds create the shape of a flower, while at the same time reflecting an ampersand, one of the motifs that unites the collection. Visually, the repeated ampersand shape is amplified and extended through the jewellery, thanks to delicate brushstrokes with a calligraphic air. It’s a motif that pops up in quite a few pieces, hinting at the sense of connection and relationship that all stories hinge on, allowing a lightness and play with pure colour that dazzles and at the same time delights.

“Our Wonderland collections are always an opportunity for our design team to let their imaginations run wild,” explained Boodles Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins. One piece which exemplifies this perfectly is Just Beyond the Setting Sun; a breathtaking white and pastel-coloured diamond cuff which took craftsmen over 400 hours to create. So complex was the making of this piece that each layer had to be crafted separately before they could be joined together to create the final cuff. Coloured diamonds radiate out from a large central yellow diamond and evoke a sense of hopefulness at the start of a journey or tale.

Boodles Wonderland Beyond the Setting Sun

No less enchanting is Dragonfly & Dahlia, in which precious stones including rubellites and pink diamonds create the shape of a flower, while at the same time reflecting an ampersand, one of the motifs that unites the collection. Visually, the repeated ampersand shape is amplified and extended through the jewellery, thanks to delicate brushstrokes with a calligraphic air. It’s a motif that pops up in quite a few pieces, hinting at the sense of connection and relationship that all stories hinge on, allowing a lightness and play with pure colour that dazzles and at the same time delights.

Boodles Wonderland Dragonfly and Dahlia

One of the standout pieces for us is The Songbird & The Waterfall, a stunning statement necklace. Rebecca Hawkins is inclined to agree. “Yes, we’ve created some truly show-stopping pieces. We are thrilled with the results.”

One of the standout pieces for us is The Songbird & The Waterfall, a stunning statement necklace. Rebecca Hawkins is inclined to agree. “Yes, we’ve created some truly show-stopping pieces. We are thrilled with the results.”

Boodles Wonderland The Songbird and the Waterfall