London-based Sophia Kokosalaki has enjoyed over a decade of success with her eponymous ready-to-wear brand before deciding to focus on bridalwear (to more commercial and critical acclaim) and now she is officially adding another category to the mix: jewellery.

I have always loved jewellery and have designed many pieces on and off for my shows, collaborating with the Greek goldsmith Lalaounis, and I was quite fond of the process,” Kokosalaki said to Vogue. “I took my time to evaluate the possibilities as it is quite different technically to clothing. I am launching it now as I finally found the space to complete it and also the right technicians and artisans.

For Kokosalaki, whose distinctive Grecian aesthetic is inspired by her birthplace, the creative side of designing the collection was akin to working with the silks, organzas and laces that she is used to.

The tactile and sculptural side of it is so interesting, I enjoy it in exactly the same way I like to work with fabrics and drape clothes,” she explains. “This is another medium to tell a story and touch on symbols, myths and references that inspire and move me.”

The collection, which comprises earrings, cuffs, upper-arm and wrist bracelets, pendants and rings with secret compartments (injecting a talismanic element), is crafted from wrought Grecian gold, gold-plated silver and freshwater pearls and, in typical Kokosalaki style, has an elusively cool edge.