The Curious and Captivating Collections of Baroque Rocks
Discover the high-octane glamour of Emma de Sybel’s vintage jewellery at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones 2021
October 14, 2021 By Annie North
Delving through the one-of-a-kind collections of Baroque Rocks feels like going on an adventure. Specialising in unconventional, radiant vintage pieces with bags of personality, the collections are carefully curated under the expert eye of Emma de Sybel. Ranging from solid gold cigar aerators to orb-come-compass pendants, no jewel is left unturned in Baroque Rocks’ search.
Having navigated life in lockdown, Baroque Rocks have been inspired by the celebration of reconnection. The Golden Compass: #Outout Collection will be exhibited at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones, and will be bursting with sparkling, colourful and unique vintage jewels.
We caught up with Baroque Rocks founder Emma de Sybel ahead of the event to hear all about her “own it” mantra, and how the last 18 months have inspired her latest curation of vintage gold jewellery.
Baroque Rocks ring collection
We’re so excited you’re back with us for The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones 2021. What was your best moment from the last show?
“Baroque Rocks is thrilled to have been invited back to add to the sparkle and high-octane glamour for October’s The Jewellery Cut Live. Looking back, February 2020’s glittering event was the last hurrah before the pandemic took hold. The highlights were numerous, from being with fantastic jewellers to meeting the press and buyers. We were extra delighted when contributing Vogue jewellery editor,Carol Woolton bought a pair of our earrings. Having her stylish seal of approval gave us great strength of belief to carry on curating our vintage sustainable jewels. “
What have you been up to since we last saw you and how was lockdown for you?
“Lockdown was effectively all about prestidigitation, juggling between working and steering through home-schooling. We chose to take back control with our ‘own it’ mantra and plied ourselves with sparkling spirit lifters by putting our jewels to music. We created playlists designed to give everyone a much-needed endorphin boost, layered over a rock-solid gold beat. ”
What would you say is your hero jewel?
“We have recently sourced an articulated gold orb necklace that swivels open to reveal a compass. This chic centennial curio is both practical and symbolic, bringing inspiration and independence whilst acting as an amulet for safe passage through life’s journey. We advocate embarking on a voyage of discovery straight to the bejewelled emporium that is Baroque Rocks. “
Baroque Rocks Antique articulated gold gimbal orb compass necklace
Tell us about your latest collection and what can visitors expect to see at your stand at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones?
“Our latest curation is called The Golden Compass: The #Outout Collection. To harness the elated #Outout mood we have created something celebratory, imbued with courage and connection. As creative cultivators, we’ll bring sustainable, sparkling treasures spanning from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Baroque Rocks’ collections are fresh with colour, bursting with seductive subversion, rare and seriously hip to trip. Expect glittering pieces with connective direction, courageous totems and celebratory carats.“
Why should people visit the show?
“If you love jewellery, then you seriously need to come to October’s show. The indomitable duo behind The Jewellery Cut Live, Rachael Taylor and Andrew Martyniuk, have once again created a multi-faceted event with fascinating talks together with 24-karat talent being showcased. This is your chance to mooch with rockstars and cutting-edge glitterati. Add a dash of indisputable glamour to your diary – go on, pencil it in! We can’t wait to meet you.“
Articulated dazzling diamond abacus necklace, 1967
Baroque Rocks will be exhibiting at The Jewellery Cut Live in association with Fuli Gemstones. The show will take place on the 15th & 16th of October, 2021, at The Royal Institution in London’s Mayfair.