Attention, Horse Lovers: Zara Phillips Has a New Jewelry Line Just for You
She’s the Queen’s granddaughter, but Zara Phillips is also a businesswoman, Olympic equestrian new mom — and now, jewelry designer.
Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija
The royal, 34, teamed with Australian designer John Calleija to create the Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija — a line of jewelry with a horse-inspired twist.
Following Calleijo’s initial sketches, the pair then worked together “from the choice of gemstones through to the overall finish,” she says in a statement released to PEOPLE.
“I am really delighted with the finished pieces,” says the 2012 Olympic silver medalist. “I am no jewelry designer, but I have had a great time working on this with John and Calleija and I hope everyone enjoys the collection as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.”
The collection features two groups: the Saddle Suite and the Coronet Suite. The latter is named for the band on a horse’s hoof that provides “resilience and power,” the company says. Featuring white diamonds set in arches, the jewelry in this set comprise rings, pendants and earrings.
Mother to Mia (and godmother to Prince George), Zara does not get any handout from Queen Elizabeth (though she and husband Mike Tindall do live on her mother’s estate at Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire) and she works for endorsements and sponsorships to support her family and riding career. She is currently an ambassador for outerwear brand Musto and has long-running associations with LandRover and Rolex watches. She also gets support from fund managers Artemis.
The 34-year-old tells the U.K.’s Sunday Times she’s been “lucky” not to be burdened with a royal title, enabling her and her brother, Peter (who is a sports agent and manages her), to lead lives in the commercial world.
“My parents didn’t give us titles, so we’ve been able to have a slightly more ‘normal’ upbringing. As soon as you’ve got a title, it’s very difficult to shed it,” she told the paper’s Style magazine, adding, “My brother and I have been very lucky like that, being able to find our own way in life really, and just get on with it.”
What do you think of the designs? Yay or neigh?
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