“Throughout the 80â€™s when her musician husband Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz) was on world tours, New Zealander designer Sharon Finn spent her days raiding jewelry districts, antique store and markets, filling her suitcases with stunning jewels.Â She would scour and search through backstreets, collecting and saving unique, vintage pieces from around the globe.Â When asked to help design the set for one of her husbandâ€™s many tours, Sharon incorporated those jewels into elaborate chandeliers â€“ and Sharondelier was born. Not long after, she was illuminating the runways at Auckland Fashion Week.
Presently, Sharon repurposes old jewelry, creating new, hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces, retail priced from $125 – $450.Â Â Necklaces with plaited Swarovski strands of blue crystal drops; Vintage diamonte brooches with AB octagon Czech crystals and beads on brass chains; bracelets with glass flowers and pearls mixed with rubies or amethyst; Marquisite watches strung on necklaces amidst bows and onyx.
Under her Sharondelier brand, Sharon also designs exquisitely adorned mannequins, chandeliers and birdcages, many featured in New Zealandâ€™s museums and galleries.”
Price aside, I’m dying for a piece of this jewelry.Â I’m obsessed with all things vintage, but a fair amount of the pieces I find have some sort of damage and need to be spruced up.Â Finn has taken pieces that were already beautiful and made them into something even more chic and stunning.Â It’s even more fun to wear something I know no one else has…Â Timeless, classic, and completely mine!Â That’s how I like my jewelry.