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Item of the day: Ida Elsje Jewels

Rich jewel tones, soft pastels, brushed textures, exquisite etching, and malleable metals. Just some of the elements that come to mind when dreaming about Ida Elsje’s sumptuous new spring collection. The inspiration for this anthology was shaped by the designer’s recent trip to the lavish Bazaars of Jerusalem and Istanbul where flushes of colour, gilded mosaics and attention to detail were set in stone.

We can’t take our eyes away from these magnificent rings. Fit for a king’s (or in this case a queen’s) fingers, their hand carved gothic-like bands and paired gems are sure to get tongues wagging. The collection includes stones like antiqued faceted rubies, labradorite, garnets, moon stone and citrine. Other metals include 24ct gold plated, hand crafted brass and silver arrangements and rose gold plated copper (a must see)!

These rings are priced from R3,500. Ida Elsje designs can be found at Olive Green Cat, 76 Church Street, Cape Town. For more information contact her on 021-424-1101 or visit