T&C meets Zara Tindall

The Queen’s granddaughter and Olympic athlete tells us about her new jewellery venture

Photographs by Philip Sinden and styled by Florrie Thomas. Above: Zara Tindall with High Kingdom at her home in Gloucestershire. Jewellery, Zara Phillips by Calleija. Shirt, Joseph at Nine in the Mirror. Jacket, Amanda Wakeley. Jodhpurs and boots, her own

As an Olympic medal-winning athlete, the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall embodies grace, poise and precision. Through her collaboration with Calleija, she is channelling those same talents into the realm of equestrian-inspired jewellery design.

In an interview and photo-shoot for Town & Country’s spring issue, on sale from 23 February, Tindall reveals that her love of jewellery originated in the ring her husband gave her when he proposed. “I didn’t appreciate jewellery until I got a bit older and started going to events,” she explains. “My engagement ring was my first. Mike found it – I hinted what I liked, but he did it all himself.”

Jewellery, Zara Phillips by Calleija. Shirt and jacket, both Amanda Wakeley

Tindall’s collaboration with the Australian jeweller John Calleija sees her unveil a beautiful range of jewellery, the Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija, whose design is rooted in her love of horses. The line includes a spectacular ring in the shape of a saddle made out of 18-carat rose gold with 111 pink diamonds on it. “I felt strongly that each piece had to be wearable from morning to night,” she says. “I’m sure John would like to go all out and have a horse galloping across your hand, so sometimes I have to rein him in.”

Jewellery, Zara Phillips by Calleija. Shirt, Amanda Wakeley. Cape, Red Valentino at Net-A-Porter

Read the full interview in our spring issue, on sale from 23 February.

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