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Quintessentially Australian: ToniMay Jewellery

If you like to look at dreamy swimwear shoots, you might be familiar with ToniMay jewelry already.

The Sydney-based label has only been around since 2010, and was recently picked up by cult swimwear designers We Are Handsome to provide the finishing touches for their latest campaign The Romantic. Bold, bohemian, and quintessentially Australian, ToniMay jewelry manages to make lycra-clad bombshells even more eye-catching, and it’s about to do the same for urban-dwelling females.

The label is the brainchild of Laura Byrne, who handcrafts all the pieces from her small studio in Paddington. Completely self-taught bar a few years studying Fine Arts, she combines exotic leather, feathers, and semi-precious stones procured from all over the world.

Byrne’s latest collection, Dawn, draws influence from insatiable wanderlusts and new awakenings, carefully setting rutilated quartz crystals and sculpted metals into her distinctively striking mix. The statement Blue Bird necklace drips with rich plumes of inky feathers, guaranteed to stand out against even the most outlandish of ensembles, while subtler pieces of hand candy are adorned with delicate crystals and geometric metals.  

ToniMay has just been picked up by local purveyors of cool The Grand Social. They ship worldwide, so log on and snap up some pieces before they disappear into the depths of the urban jungle.