Anna Brocklebank’s jewellery label, 32.4, is named after the amount of silver (in grams) that she first bought as a beginner jeweller three years ago. Since then, Brocklebank has designed the jewellery for New Zealand’s Georgia Alice’s) SS15 runway collection earlier this year, and now she is teaming with Vanishing Elephant for a pre-Christmas-release collection.
“Both our labels focus on beautifully crafted pieces with simple clean lines that will last a long time,” says Brocklebank. The range is minimal and sophisticated, from bold stack rings to fine chain pieces in sterling silver and nine-carat gold.
“It’s about taking simple forms and pairing them to create pieces of jewellery with a slight twist,” Brocklebank says. “It's a pretty special moment when you have the finished piece in your hands.”
Her background in graphic design is present in the jewellery she makes – with structured, geometric shapes and angled edges. “I am always collecting imagery and objects to engage with, and it's not until looking back after making a piece that I can see a faint trail of where the idea has come from.
Brocklebank’s clean, preppy aesthetic pairs well with the modern simplicity of Vanishing Elephant. "The collection revolves around a simple yet beautiful shape, the circle. It’s never ending and always elegant, reflecting the female form," she says. "The design process is exciting, scary, exhausting and energising all at once. Often one key piece or idea will influence the entire collection. For this, it’s the circle.”
The collection is available at the Vanishing Elephant stores in Sydney and Melbourne, and online.