There's no two ways about it, Sophie Breitmeyer's Serpentina Bangle is seriously visually arresting. With its slender, intertwining arms that are wound together in silver to perfectly cup your wrist, the bangle seems both minimal and complicated at once. Inspired by The Rainbow Portait , a painting of Elizabeth 1st, the Serpentina collection plays on the snake like twists of the Queen's whole outfit, and mimics the opulence of her attire in a more clean and contemporary fashion.
The injection of Freshwater Pearls and White Diamonds in the pieces echo the beads shown in the portrait and though each item of jewellery can clearly stand alone, they definitely enhance one another. A trait that would become evident when wearing more than one Serpentina piece at a time.
Sophie Breitmeyer is an award-winning British jewellery designer whose grandfather was once a diamond dealer at DeBeers. She has been described by Vogue Italia as "A new talent to watch". Serpentina is part of her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.