Pete Doherty on His New Jewelry Designs: ‘It’s Just a Shame I Can’t Afford to Buy Them Myself’

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As previously reported, Pete Doherty debuted his new jewelry line, Albion Trinketry, in London last Wednesday (it was the night before he appeared in court for drug-possession charges, incidentally). The fifteen-piece range was inspired by "trinkets ... ivory, cigarette tins, old cases, old glass,” Doherty told WWD between cigarette drags at the launch party. “I’m like a magpie really in a lot of ways,” he continued. “I’ve always collected [jewelry], unsuccessfully most of it — you treasure it and it gets lost.” Unfortunately, he won't be collecting much of this jewelry, either: “It’s just a shame I can’t afford to buy them myself,” he sighed, referring to the $663 to $13,600 price range. “They cost a fortune.” [WWD]