Jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas on her favourite places in the world

Jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas’ attraction bracelet maps her life and travels, from her earliest reminiscences to holidays she takes with her kids. Right here, she reveals the locations behind every attraction, casting her valuable moments in stable gold.

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TUSCANY, ITALY

THE YELLOW SUBMARINE CHARM

‘Considered one of my earliest reminiscences is dancing with my mom to the Beatles track “Yellow Submarine” whereas on vacation. She had a house in Lucca; plenty of fantastic artist and sculptor pals lived domestically, and we spent a substantial amount of time there once I was younger. This motif sums up the heat of a really joyful childhood.’

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Hong Kong skyline

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WEST SUSSEX, UK

THE PAW CHARM

‘I am keen on canine. I’ve had many: labradors, German pointers, French bulldogs. They epitomise household life – easy pleasures comparable to lengthy walks over the South Downs in West Sussex, the place I’ve lived for 25 years. My home is stuffed with all types of mad, dog-centric objects and ceramics. My obsession with their paws is barely extra uncommon, however I like the odor and really feel of them – it’s nostalgic.’

RUSSIA

THE FISH SKELETON CHARM

‘My mom, who was Russian, stays a supply of power for me. Considered one of her quite a few entrepreneurial pursuits was supplying moist fish to prime eating places in London. My first expertise with jewelry was designing fish cufflinks for her purchasers; little did I do know it was the begin of a three-decade profession. This piece signifies her tenacity, which she handed on to me.’

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Hong Kong skyline

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HONG KONG

THE SEX ON LEGS CHARM

‘I met my husband John in Hong Kong in the Nineteen Eighties and we obtained engaged right here. It’s an inspiring place stuffed with ambition. When drawing up my charms, I assumed John needs to be represented by a stunning nugget of gold, as a result of he actually is my rock; he mentioned he didn’t wish to be a bloody lump of gold, he needed to be intercourse on legs! In order that’s precisely what I created, proper right down to his favourite loafers.’

LONDON

THE PEAPOD CHARM

‘That is an emblem of latest life and hope, so I set it with 4 freshwater pearls to symbolise my kids, who have been all born in London. Since transferring again to the UK, John and I’ve made Pimlico our base. The capital has a magnetic attraction and has given me countless alternatives – it’s the place we based Annoushka.’

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THE PHILIPPINES

THE WORLD CHARM

‘I initially visited the Philippines 30 years in the past once I owned Hyperlinks of London and my silversmiths have been based mostly there. After launching Annoushka, I returned and met the pearl farmers in Iloilo whose livelihoods had been devastated by typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit. Again then I didn’t know quite a bit about the gems, however the farmers taught me a lot about how they’re grown that I now supply pearls straight from them quite than the conventional approach, through auctions.’

MEGEVE, FRANCE

THE CABLE CAR CHARM

‘It’s a typical French village and completely picturesque throughout the ski season when the old school pink cable automobile is such a particular sight. We’ve been taking the children right here since they have been small, so it’s filled with blissful reminiscences of being on the slopes in winter and canoeing and climbing in summer time. The doorways of this trinket open up and it comes with a tiny pair of skis.’

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