The Sunday Times UK



The New York-based Garland Collection jeweller Nicole Mann Novick has a giant brandy glass-shaped bowl at home that’s full of matchbooks and matchboxes she has collected from places as varied as Tel Aviv, Big Sur and London. It has inspired her matchstick gold charm with 81 handset diamonds on the tip — a precious, permanent reminder of her travels (no 1).


More options are available from Alexandra Hakim (no 5) and Oxbow Designs (no 6), both in oxidised metal for the charred effect of a newly struck match. Whichever brand you choose as your matchmaker, these gems are playful, contemporary — and hot stuff.

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