In the hope of catching a lull in the show I returned for my second trip to Jewellery and Watch 2017 held at the NEC, Birmingham. No such luck! The original plan-to whistle stop around the designer section and see who is using opal-quickly fell to pieces.
Not only was the Monday afternoon far busier with visitor numbers than I would have expected, but the number of exhibitors with fascinating insights and stories to tell is high this year.
One lady who caught our attention is Katarina Burghard of Kat B London, who is already using Australian opals in her collections and presents with a simple, yet elegant boutique:
A favourite piece of ours is Katarina's 'Dive Into The Night' Ring which demonstrates how well freeform cut opals can be worked into designs. :
That's it for today as it's nearly time to do it all again-hope to see you there and hey, who needs plans anyway?
More updates to come.