Today I met with the lovely Amber Atherton, the scarily young (I didn’t ask for fear of heart failure but I’m hazarding a guess at barely out of her teens) entrepreneur behind the fabulous jewellery e-tail site myflashtrash.com.
The site is brilliant, Amber is very clued up about jewellery but, because the awards shortlist is announced next week and Amber is an entrant and I don’t want to be accused of favouritism, this isn’t going to be a blog about things we can learn from myflashtrash (I have a list, I kid you not).
Instead it is going to be a selection of pictures stemming from something Amber said - did I mention she is surprisingly insightful for someone who wouldn’t remember Kurt Cobain going on stage in a wheelchair at Reading in 1992 (my benchmark for age…).
Anyway, enough asides. We were talking about how Amber’s generation are starting to invest more in jewellery and she made the point that interesting jewellery is a social device, a conversation starter and a better investment than a high street dress that you were more than likely to see half the public in.
So here’s some pics of jewellery to help you start conversations along with some speculation about the types of conversations they may start:
Have you seen Jurassic Park?
Source: Bjorg bracelet
I see you like biology. Have you read the Origin of Species?
What was your view on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland?
Do you work in private security?
What is your view on the character of the pig in Animal Farm?