Beautiful, unique, exquisite…these are just a few of the words that describe the jewelry created by Colette Steckel, a French-Mexican jewelry designer that developed a line of stone accessories that a local store owner began exporting and wholesaling for her, with some of the pieces eventually ending up on runway models in Paris.

Steckel is in the business for over 15 years and made herself a name through her vibrant and contemporary approach on jewelry design, using innovative techniques to transform earth’s natural stones into extravagant and elegant pieces that set her in a league all her own. She designs every piece individually and draws from inspiration from Mexican pre-Hispanic images and culture in addition to French art and graphic design.

All the jewelry pieces that bear her signature are distinguished by the rare gems she uses and unique color combinations and all Colette’s collections have a fashion-forward approach to design, but the one that caught our attention is Blue Drift, a beautiful collection that features delicate, bejewelled birds of Colette’s own creation, signifying both the creative freedom and the time for quiet reflection that she craves.

The Blue Drift Collection by Colette Jewelry is inspired by the designer’s travels, more precise a summer holiday in Turkey, where birds were often the only thing to be seen or heard during the quiet month of Ramadan.

Contemporary without excess, elegant without too much shine, the collection features a wide range of jewelry pieces, large and small, from the tiniest earring to a bold and beautiful across-the-hand ring that features birds flying freely in all directions, and a striking necklace with birds seductively in flight across the front and down the wearer’s back.  Available in 18K white gold, the pieces are adorned with white or black diamonds in color combinations that highlight her style.

Not just pieces of jewelry but pieces of art. Check out the gallery below.

# rings

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Rings

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Rings (2)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Rings (3)

# earrings

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Earrings (1)Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Earrings (2)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Earrings (3)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Earrings (4)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Earrings (5)

 # necklaces

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Necklace (1)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Necklace (3)

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Necklace (2)

 # bracelets

Blue Drift Collection By Colette Jewelry - Bracelets (1)Bejewelled Birds By Colette

Bejewelled Birds By Colette Steckel