Alice in Wonderland

The Collection

'Alice in Wonderland’ is a limited edition jewellery collection by Alex Monroe, created in collaboration with the V&A Museum in celebration of their ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ Exhibition for 2021. Featuring quintessential references, from a slightly frantic white rabbit keeping track of time, to an ornate lock and key, we can’t wait to open the door to this magical world! Each design represents whimsical, English Eccentricity at its finest – perfectly reflecting Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.

 

 

Alice In Wonderland Curiouser and Curiouser

With an enduring appeal for both adults and children alike, Lewis Carroll’s celebrated Alice books have fuelled creative minds for over 150 years. Taking us on a journey from art, literature, theatre and film, through science and technology to fashion and politics, this vibrant and imaginative exhibition by the V&A encourages us to ask whether we should all try to be more like Alice.

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With an enduring appeal for both adults and children alike, Lewis Carroll’s celebrated Alice books have fuelled creative minds for over 150 years. Taking us on a journey from art, literature, theatre and film, through science and technology to fashion and politics, this vibrant and imaginative exhibition by the V&A encourages us to ask whether we should all try to be more like Alice.

 

It has been such a privilege to design these pieces inspired by Alice in Wonderland for the V&A museum’s ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ 2021 Exhibition.

I have always considered the V&A to be my second home in London. It was originally set up as a resource to boost the creativity and productivity of industry and it has certainly achieved that for me. The museum has always been such an inspiration, and so has fantastical British literature such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’. We tried to express that sense of quirky, fun and mystical adventure which Lewis Carol captured so well in his writing, and I’m really pleased with the results. The V&A has long been my sketchbook heaven and this was one of the most fun collaborations I’ve had the pleasure to work on. Enjoy the adventure!        

                                                                                                                                                        

- Alex Monroe

Down the Rabbit Hole

Tumbling Charm Earrings

£330

A flurry of mushrooms, cupcakes, keys, butterflies, and other magical charms tumble from a pair of asymmetric floral studs. 

White Rabbit Necklace

£120

A familiar white rabbit looks frantically over his shoulder, nervous he is running out of time.

Curiouser & Curiouser Necklace

£135

A sterling silver disc engraved with the words 'Curiouser and Curiouser’, hides a magical world beneath. 

Mouse in the Strawberry Garden Necklace

£150

A little mouse hides amongst the strawberry flowers in the Red Queen’s garden.

Queen of Hearts Earrings

£495

Little leaping rabbits join together to form a pair of majestic drop earrings, fit for the Queen of Hearts herself!

Secret Doorway Necklace

£165

A pair of double doors have been opened to reveal a magical world waiting to be explored.

 

 

 

From Alex Monroe

"The V&A has long been my sketchbook
heaven and this was one of the
most fun collaborations I’ve had
the pleasure to work on."

 

 

V&A Exclusives

Alex and our design team have also created three stunning pieces, exclusive to the V&A Shop! From a spectacular pair of heart earrings featuring an ornate lock and key, to an 'Alice Adventures in Wonderland' open book and a pair of delicate wild rose studs plucked from the Red Queen's gardens. Click through the link below to discover these piece in the V&A online shop!

V&A Shop

Discover the Exhibition

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children? Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical exhibition charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages!

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Handmade in England

Alex and his design team create all original designs by hand, a distinctive approach to jewellery making which allows them to achieve our signature detail. When our jewellery goes into production, it is hand-finished by our team of skilled craftspeople in our London workshops, and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. We’re extremely proud that each and every Alex Monroe treasure is and will forever be handmade in England.

Handmade In England