On The Rocks Magazine

Issue 1

Spring Summer 15

Delfina Delettrez, the ingenious Italian jewellery designer, is On The Rocks’ first cover star, photographed by Liz Collins and styled by Sam Logan. In the accompanying interview, the young jeweller takes us inside her bewitching universe.

Inside the issue, we unlock the secrets of screen goddess Lauren Bacall’s fiercely original jewellery collection; jeweller Shaun Leane remembers a unique collaboration with Alexander McQueen that elevated jewellery into fine art; Rick Owens’ muse Michele Lamy unleashes her creativity with Loree Rodkin in their cult new brand Hunrod; photographer Matthieu Lavanchy shoots precious jewellery conceived by world-famous artists including Yves Klein, Man Ray and Ettore Sottsass; and photographer Dan Tobin Smith captures beautifully magnified images of the ruby, with a look at the fiery stone’s flamboyant history, from ancient Burma to the silver screen.

Elsewhere, the season’s most exceptional jewellery is photographed in fashion stories by acclaimed image-makers Paul Wetherell, Charlotte Wales and Janneke van der Hagan.

Also in the issue: design duo Studio Uribe on their 6,000 mile road trip; the exotic past of a Pan Am hostess’s heirloom; Elie Top on creating mechanical wonders; the alluring architecture of the world’s most innovative jewellery stores; Marc Auclert’s modern reinvention of antiquities; plus a glimpse of the largest diamond in the galaxy.

Writers

Dal Chodha, Emma O’Kelly, Murray Healy

Photographers

Robin Broadbent, Liz Collins, Laurence Ellis, Michael Hemy, Kate Jackling, Matthieu Lavanchy, Nickolas Lorieux, Amber Rowlands, Ivan Ruberto, Johan Sandberg, Dan Tobin Smith, Janneke van der Hagen, Charlotte Wales, Paul Wetherell, Jack Wilson

Stylists

Agata Belcen, Nathalie Francis, Felicia Garcia-Rivera, Jane Howard, Hanna Kelifa, Vanessa Minshull, Anna Schiffel