Elsje designs jewellery, specialising in custom-made engagement rings and statement earrings. For this event she's been working on a new collection of fine diamond jewellery out of 18ct yellow gold and sterling silver, intended to be affordable little treasures.
''The must-have piece is a rose-cut black diamond with three claw studs," she says.
Elsje says that showing her objects in the Missibaba store makes sense because of their history of friendship and admiration of each other's talents.
''We've collaborated a few times on private projects and feel our design styles complement each other," she says.
Philippa Green's eclectic perspex cuffs, earrings and chokers with oversized ''Princess" rings featuring semiprecious stones, have been coveted by the design savvy for years. For this event she's created the ''Zulu Fever Forever" collection, and says that the must-have pieces are the Zulu earplug-inspired perspex earrings.
Nunc is a collection of jewellery in which diamonds are suspended in resin. This collaboration between Elsje and Green will be showcased alongside their personal collections of jewellery.
The jewellery will be exhibited tonight at Missibaba at 19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank.