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One often hears of mother daughter dynamo duos co-building an umbrella empire, however, illustrious jewellery designer Barbara Tipple and her multi award-winning daughter Freya Rose Archer each boast their own highly successful business within the jewellery and footwear realms. Worn by some of the most revered figures globally, from the Princess of Wales to Kate Moss amongst a burgeoning group of global style tastemakers championing their pieces, Freya Rose London and Barbara Tipple have each spearheaded their own distinct approaches within the world of design.


Renowned for artistic fine jewellery, bespoke commissions and engagement rings, Barbara Tipple is one of the most accomplished jewellers in Britain today. Her company has a history of unique complex designs, numerous jewellery industry awards, an honorary PhD, the title of Freedom of The City of London and long-lasting relationships with some of the most discerning jewellery collectors across the world. The only female jeweller in Britain to ever have received three De Beers Diamonds International Awards, Barbara’s jewellery has exhibited alongside works of Pablo Picasso and is on permanent display in the jewellery gallery of the V&A museum.


This Autumn, Barbara Tipple will be launching her new Toi et Moi collection – an ode to the symbolic engagement or anniversary ring style steeped in symbolism and rich history. The ring features two gemstones positioned side by side to delineate the meeting of two souls. Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Josephine Beauharnais in 1796 with a beautiful toi et moi ring featuring a pear-shaped sapphire and diamond; whilst Ariana Grande, Jackie Kennedy and Emily Ratajkowski are amongst the influential figures who have favoured this meaningful item. Amongst her vast collection of coloured gemstones, Barbara Tipple recently acquired two incredibly rare matching 1 ct old cut intense yellow pear shaped gems destined for a toi et moi piece.


With the jewellery industry firmly rooted in her DNA, Freya Rose established her brand in 2010 with a £3000 loan from The Prince’s Trust and has since organically grown an international business without investment, whilst becoming the first recipient of The Prince’s Trust to be an ambassador for the Women Supporting Women initiative. As an advocate of slow-fashion with minimal impact on the environment, each Freya Rose London collection offers eminently stylish women the perfect opportunity to invest in long-lasting quality pieces. The provenance and traceability of the materials used in Freya Rose designs and the people she works with are fundamental to her business philosophy. Freya has worked alongside her artisan shoe couturiers in Spain for over a decade and her signature jewelled heels and jewellery are responsibly sourced and hand-made by craftsmen and women who have learnt their trade over generations in Bali, a destination renowned for its highly developed arts and metal work. Freya believes that preserving and supporting these ancestral craft techniques is essential in a fast, modern world where globalisation degrades these ancient practices and often exploits those involved in the process.


This Autumn, Freya Rose is launching her bold new Warrioress demi-fine jewellery and occasion heels collection – a striking celebration of native inspired accessories, showcasing a beautiful confluence of ancestral artisanal techniques and contemporary design. The collection embraces emblematic tribal shapes, rich organic textures and an emotive wildness.

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