PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON[:pb]PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON[:ru]ПИППА СМОЛ БУТИК НОТТИНГ ХИЛЛ ЛОНДОН[:zh]PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON

PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON[:pb]PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON[:ru]ПИППА СМОЛ БУТИК НОТТИНГ ХИЛЛ ЛОНДОН[:zh]PIPPA SMALL BOUTIQUE NOTTING HILL LONDON

I spent a fabulous afternoon with Pippa Small at her charming boutique in the heart of London’s Notting Hill. Tea and cakes were provided from my favourite Ottolenghi, a sweet addition to our interesting chat about geopolitics!

Pippa Small

When we finally asked Pippa to show us her opal collection, it was impossible not to fall in love with those stunning jewels, in particular a special opal ring in Pippa’s signature setting. The word opal was originally derived from the Sanksrit upala, which means ‘precious stone’. The ancient Romans called it cupid paederos, “child beautiful as love,” regarding it as a “symbol of hope and purity. In Arab lore opals are the remnants of lightning strikes to the ground, and the flashes in the stone are said to be ‘captured lightning’.

Pippa Small

My favourite pieces from the visit were a gorgeous 22k gold rough diamond ring from Pippa Small’s unique bridal collection, chic rutilated quartz earrings and a mesmerising chunky aquamarine three stone necklace.

Pippa Small

What I love about Pippa Small as a designer is her personal style and energy. It makes you wonder whether the talismans and rare coloured gemstones she covers her skin with are the real source of her positive energy. In Pippa’s presence one can feel almost naked, craving to master the art of layering jewellery. One longs to unleash the power of various precious and semi-precious stones. Questioning the meaning of jewels is a natural instinct; every culture has its own set of beliefs about specific stones. Those beliefs are often tied to that culture’s history, geography, and spiritual practices.

Pippa Small

Pippa Small started making jewellery to fund her MA in medical anthropology. She soon attracted the attention of the fashion world leading to collaborations with Gucci, Nicole Farhi, and Chloe. Her superb rough diamond collection with Christina Kim of Dosa was ba landmark collection. Pippa decided to go into jewellery-making full time after she was invited to work with Tom Ford, then the creative director at Gucci.

Pippa SmallFrom the early days, Pippa was determined to use her jewellery to help various deprived indigenous communities she had previously worked with as a human rights activist. Today Pippa gets 70% of her jewellery made in India, known as the “the world’s gold jewellery capital”.

Pippa Small

The profits from the main part of her business are invested into special collections made in workshops in countries such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Panama and Bolivia using locally sourced materials.

Pippa Small

You may read more about Pippa’s projects here.

Pippa Small

201 Westbourne Grove London W11 2SB

GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.

*Photographed by Flit Photography. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. 

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[:pb]I spent a fab afternoon with Pippa Small in her intricate boutique in the heart of London’s Notting Hill. Tea and cakes were provided from our favourite Ottolenghi, these were a sweet addition to an interesting chat about geopolitics!

Pippa Small

When we finally asked Pippa to show us her opal collection it was impossible not to fall in love with opals jewels. In particular a special opal ring in Pippa’s signature setting. The word opal was originally derived from the Sanksrit upala, which means ‘precious stone’. The ancient Romans called it cupid paederos, “child beautiful as love,” regarding it as a “symbol of hope and purity. In Arab lore opals are the remnants of lightning strikes to the ground, and the flashes in the stone are said to be ‘captured lightning’.

Pippa Small

During our visit we also picked Liza’s most-loved pieces: The substantial 22k gold rough diamond ring from Pippa Small’s unique bridal collection, the chic rutilated quartz earrings and mesmerising chunky aquamarine three stone necklace.

Pippa Small

What I love about Pippa Small as a designer is her personal style and energy. It makes you wonder whether the talismans and rare coloured gemstones she covers her skin with are the real source of her positive energy. In Pippa’s presence one can feel naked almost, craving to master the art of layering jewellery. One longs to unleash the power of various precious and semi-precious stones. Questioning the meaning of jewels is a natural instinct; every culture has its own set of beliefs about specific stones. Those beliefs are often tied to that culture’s history, geography, and spiritual practices.

Pippa Small

Pippa Small started making jewellery to fund her MA in medical anthropology, she soon attracted the attention of the fashion world leading to collaborations with Gucci, Nicole Farhi, and Chloe. Her superb rough diamond collections with Christina Kim of Dosa were a landmark collection. Pippa decided to go into jewellery-making full time after she was invited to work with Tom Ford, then the creative director at Gucci.

Pippa SmallFrom the early days, Pippa was determined to use her jewellery to help the various deprived indigenous communities she had previously worked with as a human rights activist. Today Pippa gets 70% of her jewellery made in India, known as the “the world’s gold jewellery capital”.

Pippa Small

The profits from the main part of her business are invested into special collections made in workshops in countries such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Panama and Bolivia using locally sourced materials.

Pippa Small

You may read more about Pippa’s projects here.

Pippa Small

201 Westbourne Grove London W11 2SB

GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.

*Photographed by Flit Photography. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. 

All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE. Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

 

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[:ru]Я провела незабываемый день с Пиппой Смол (Pippa Small) в ее потрясающем бутике в самом сердце Ноттинг-Хилла в Лондоне. Чай и пирожные, предоставленные нашим любимым Ottolenghi, были сладким дополнением к интересной беседе о геополитике! Когда мы, наконец, попросили Пиппу показать нам ее коллекцию опалов, нельзя было не влюбиться в эти украшения, особенно в одно кольцо в их именной оправе. Слово опал изначально происходит от “upala” и означает «драгоценный камень» на санскрите. Древние римляне называли его “cupid paederos”, что означает «ребенок красивый, как любовь” и рассматривали его как “символ надежды и чистоты”. По арабским преданиям опалы являются остатками молнии, ударившей в землю, а всполохи в камне – это “пойманные искры”. Во время нашего визита Лиза выбрала свои любимые украшения: увесистое 22 каратное золотое кольцо с неограненным бриллиантом из уникальной свадебной коллекции, шикарные серьги с кварцом с включениями кристаллов рутила и тяжелое ожерелье с тремя огромными аквамаринами.

Pippa Small

Мне больше всего нравится в Пиппе, так это ее личный стиль и позитивная энергетика. Она заставляет задуматься: являются ли талисманы и редкие драгоценные камни, покрывающие ее кожу, реальным источником ее положительной энергией. В присутствии Пиппы чувствуешь себя голым; хочется так же, как и она, научиться сочетать украшения и раскрывать потенциал различных драгоценных и полудрагоценных камней. Это нелегкая задача. В каждой культуре имеется свой набор поверий об отдельных камнях. Эти поверия обычно тесно связаны с историей этой культуры, географией и религией.

Pippa Small

Пиппа Смол начала делать ювелирные изделия, чтобы финансировать свою степень магистра в области медицинской антропологии, но вскоре привлекла внимание мира моды. Оно привело ее к сотрудничеству с Gucci , Николь Фархи (Nicole Farhi), и Chloe. Ее украшения с неограненными алмазами в сотрудничестве с Кристиной Ким (Christina Kim of Dosa) были главной достопримечательностью коллекции. Пиппа решила полностью посвятить себя ювелирным украшениям после того, как была приглашена на работу с Томом Фордом, когда он был креативным директором Gucci . Но с первых дней, Пиппа была намерена использовать свои драгоценности для помощи нуждающимся коммунам, с которыми она работала раньше в лице активного борца за права человека. Сегодня 70% от ее ювелирных изделий произведено в Индии – известной ‘мировой столице золотых украшений”. Прибыль от основной части бизнеса вкладывается в специальные коллекции, сделанные в мастерских Афганистана, Кении, Панамы и Боливии с использованием местных материалов. Вы можете узнать больше о проектах Пиппы здесь.

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[:zh]I spent a fab afternoon with Pippa Small in her intricate boutique in the heart of London’s Notting Hill. Tea and cakes were provided from our favourite Ottolenghi, these were a sweet addition to an interesting chat about geopolitics!

Pippa Small

When we finally asked Pippa to show us her opal collection it was impossible not to fall in love with opals jewels. In particular a special opal ring in Pippa’s signature setting. The word opal was originally derived from the Sanksrit upala, which means ‘precious stone’. The ancient Romans called it cupid paederos, “child beautiful as love,” regarding it as a “symbol of hope and purity. In Arab lore opals are the remnants of lightning strikes to the ground, and the flashes in the stone are said to be ‘captured lightning’.

Pippa Small

During our visit we also picked Liza’s most-loved pieces: The substantial 22k gold rough diamond ring from Pippa Small’s unique bridal collection, the chic rutilated quartz earrings and mesmerising chunky aquamarine three stone necklace.

Pippa Small

What I love about Pippa Small as a designer is her personal style and energy. It makes you wonder whether the talismans and rare coloured gemstones she covers her skin with are the real source of her positive energy. In Pippa’s presence one can feel naked almost, craving to master the art of layering jewellery. One longs to unleash the power of various precious and semi-precious stones. Questioning the meaning of jewels is a natural instinct; every culture has its own set of beliefs about specific stones. Those beliefs are often tied to that culture’s history, geography, and spiritual practices.

Pippa Small

Pippa Small started making jewellery to fund her MA in medical anthropology, she soon attracted the attention of the fashion world leading to collaborations with Gucci, Nicole Farhi, and Chloe. Her superb rough diamond collections with Christina Kim of Dosa were a landmark collection. Pippa decided to go into jewellery-making full time after she was invited to work with Tom Ford, then the creative director at Gucci.

Pippa SmallFrom the early days, Pippa was determined to use her jewellery to help the various deprived indigenous communities she had previously worked with as a human rights activist. Today Pippa gets 70% of her jewellery made in India, known as the “the world’s gold jewellery capital”.

Pippa Small

The profits from the main part of her business are invested into special collections made in workshops in countries such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Panama and Bolivia using locally sourced materials.

Pippa Small

You may read more about Pippa’s projects here.

Pippa Small

201 Westbourne Grove London W11 2SB

GEMOLOGUE by Liza Urla features exquisite global discoveries, trendy urban street style, exclusive interviews and rare jewellery reviews – a celebration of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and vintage jewellery.

*Photographed by Flit Photography. Styling and Art Direction by Liza Urla. 

All photos belong to GEM Kreatives for GEMOLOGUE. Material on this website may not be copied, broadcasted or adapted without written consent.

 

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