Daphine: the little-known jewelry brand gaining cult status thanks to fans like Bella Hadid and Leandra Medine

This is why Daphine needs to be on your fashion radar.

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Max Mara fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on February 20, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D'Aprano/Getty Images)
(Image credit: Pietro D'Aprano / Getty Images)

Daphine may be an under-the-radar jewelry brand, but we're willing to bet a certain dome-shaped cocktail ring is all over your Instagram feed.

Loved by fashion girls and influencers like Leandra Medine Cohen, Bettina Looney and Monikh, this London-based brand was founded back in 2017 by Damasia Ball and best friend Philippine de Follin after a dinner party conversation about how hard it was to find classic jewelry at an accessible price point.

Starting at $52, the prices are indeed democratic. Another bonus: all the pieces are handmade using recycled brass in its atelier, which is based in Jaipur, making Daphine one of the best sustainable jewelry brands, too.

Daphine might have only been around for several years but it has already amassed a global following. As for the ring in question? The brand's hero piece is the Oli gold-plated ring that people often layer up, wearing two on one finger. 

In fact, it’s now virtually impossible to attend a runway show without the presence of an Oli ring somewhere in the fashion crowd. Even Beyonce was styled for the cover of British Vogue, donning the statement ring. 

But now, thanks to a certain Hadid sister, Daphine has been propelled into the global fashion stratosphere. Bella has put the brand firmly on the map after being spotted wearing Daphine's best selling bracelets, the Mene bangle and the Moune bangles.

Daphine Moune Bangles (set of three)

Daphine Moune Bangles (set of three)

(Image credit: Daphine)

Daphine Mene Bangle

Daphine Mene Bangle

(Image credit: Daphine)

The first product the pair designed were the Moune Bangles. Named after one of their grandmothers, the set of three 18ct gold-plated irregularly-shaped bangles was inspired by the simple gold bracelets the women in their families had always worn.  

In co-founder Philippine’s native French, the sleek Mene bangle is undeniably ‘intemporel’ – or timeless. 

Further collections include statement chains and earrings, as well as luxe pearls and diamanté finishes. 

Put simply, Daphine jewelry will give what you're wearing a little extra punch and sophistication.

Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.