Christin Ranger’s collection of ultra-feminine silver jewellery is beautifully presented for the jewellery and fashion trade. From pretty florals with delicate gold plated details to clever geometric shapes with their subtle kinetic movement, this seasons new collection is bursting with symbolism and hidden messages.
We caught up with the designers behind this exciting brand to discuss inspiration, design process and what you can expect from the brand at IJL 2019.
Talk to use about your new lines and what have been your best-selling pieces this past year?
LOVE’S COMPASS – Our newest collection is called “Love’s Compass” a modern day talisman for life’s journey’s. It is a reversible compass with traditional NSEW on one side and the letters LOVE on the flipside. It comes as a necklace, bracelets with natural stone, earrings and rings. It is an ideal gift for graduates, new moms, anniversaries, and other life’s stages.
IN A NUTSHELL – This little acorn pendant is not only cute on its own but is a subtle love token for the wearer. The acorn symbolizes strength and potential. This little locket opens to reveal a gold heart and makes a fabulous gift for yourself or a loved one. It has been our most successful product to date and continues to sell strongly.
KINETIC – We have added a large selection of geometric earrings in our sand blasted finished sterling silver and gold plate. These continue to sell well when we go out to the shows.
RINGS – We have a large selection of new ring designs in natural stone, silver and rose gold plate as well as plain silver.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Absolutely everything can create inspiration. We visit museums, art galleries, listen to music, find a quote in a book. Just observing people can spark up an idea.
When did you first discover your love of jewellery and design?
I started out as an illustrator and have always enjoyed fashion. It was when I met Steve who had a silver jewellery business that we started creating our own designs.
What is it like to run such a successful jewellery business?
Hard work. You can never sit back and rest on your laurels. If it isn’t keeping up with technology and social media, you need the time it takes to continue creating new collections. Once you have the finished product you have to think of new ways of letting people know about it. There is no better feeling that creating something that people was to buy.
Who would you love to see wearing Christin Ranger Jewellery?
Michelle Obama, but that is probably being a little too optimistic. I’d love to see Judy Dench wearing one of my acorns, or perhaps Carol Kirkwood wearing a pair of my Lilac stud earrings. BBC One Show presenter Angellica Bell wears a pair of our Silver Curls and they look great on her.
If you had to summarise Christin Ranger Jewellery in a couple of sentences, what would you say?
Christin Ranger Jewellery creates sterling silver jewellery that is both elegant and fun to wear with a commitment to putting our customers first.
What can people attending IJL 2019 expect to see from you this year?
As well as the new Love’s Compass collection and the In A Nutshell pendant, we are introducing a range of geometric designs in silver and gold plate s well as fabulous new rings in natural stone, rose gold plated and plain silver.
What is the proudest moment in your jewellery career?
Every time somebody walks up to me and proudly points to one of our designs that they are wearing.
Make sure you visit Christin Ranger Jewellery on Stand M37 at IJL 2019. Book your FREE ticket to attend, 1 – 3 September 2019.