"The Alkonost, according to Russian mythology, is a creature with the body of a bird but the head of a beautiful woman. She makes sounds that are amazingly hypnotic. Those who hear these sounds forget everything they know and want for nothing more. She lives in paradise but comes into our world to deliver a message of hope. Unlike her counterpart Sirin, she brings good, not evil." The Alkonost is an independent London based jewellery brand. Founded by Kimberley Dawn, she produces unique, handmade sculptural jewellery. In a world full of fabricated jewellery, it is important to keep a sense of the value of craftsmanship that is projected through her designs and gives the pieces a continuity that is both raw and refined at the same time.