The brand Lydia Courteille was created in 1987. It was first entirely devoted to antique jewelry and only after some years and some 7000 pieces of jewelry collected and sold, Lydia Courteille decided to create her own jewelry pieces. Since 1998 she had designed over 50 jewelry collections.A free spirit, her humor and audacity knows no limits; provocation is never far away from her extraordinary imagination. Mysterious symbols, archaeology from the distant past, flora and fauna are all part of her intoxicating mix. Her jewels are nevertheless wearable and her patterns noble in style.
Stephen Webster, the London-based luxury jewelry brand internationally heralded for its exquisite and cutting edge designs continues to flourish under its founder and creative director, Stephen Webster. Taking inspiration from music, fashion, literature and art to produce contemporary, bold and glamorous collections, this unique approach to fine jewelry has been some 40 years in the making.Built on a foundation of technical excellence founded at the workbench in London's Hatton Garden where Webster began his apprenticeship at the age of 16, this distinctly British heritage and passion for traditional goldsmithing remains at the heart of the Stephen Webster brand today.With an inimitable style created by the bold combination of innovative design, uncompromising attention to detail, together with the finest materials, Stephen Webster continues to dazzle by interpreting modern and diverse imagery via traditional, precision craftsmanship.
Melissa Kaye is a New York-based fine jewelry designer. Her collection features pieces that are chic and current yet designed to remain timeless. Drawing inspiration from geometric and natural patterns, she brings a modern edge to classic shapes. An aesthetic of sophisticated luxury runs throughout the collection, highlighted by many subtle and unexpected details. Each piece stands on its own and is also intended to be layered with other pieces in the collection.
Kristen Farrell’s interpretation of mystical creatures and medieval themes comes to life as wearable art painted with the finest gems and precious metals. Kristen Farrell is an artist and goldsmith, who lives and works in New York City. In her intimate workshop/boutique she can spend months and years transforming a single idea into a handmade piece of jewelry. Her energy, excitement, and passion empower each design allowing the wearer to reveal its secrets.
Founded in 1919, Antonini rapidly became the purveyor to the Milanese aristocracy, for whom the company designed extraordinary one-of-a-kind pieces.Since then, Antonini has been creating timeless jewelry using top-quality craftsmanship and sophisticated designs.
The intention behind Loren Nicole is to create elegant, comfortable, everyday jewelry for men and women; pieces that will easily weave into their daily uniform. The designs are meant to evoke the wonders of the ancient world; honoring ancient goldsmiths, by using the same techniques that have been in place for centuries and working exclusively in high karat yellow gold to inject that feeling of warmth and brightness that is only accessible through this medium.
Maria’s career began early with an after-school goldsmith apprenticeship when she was only 13. It’s not surprising she later pursued a degree in metalsmithing. After her first design class at FIT, she stayed up all night sketching, as she had discovered her true passion. It wasn’t long until she was the most in-demand independent jewelry designer in New York, working with some of the biggest names in the global fine jewelry scene.Maria’s career began early with an after-school goldsmith apprenticeship when she was only 13. It’s not surprising she later pursued a degree in metalsmithing. After her first design class at FIT, she stayed up all night sketching, as she had discovered her true passion. It wasn’t long until she was the most in-demand independent jewelry designer in New York, working with some of the biggest names in the global fine jewelry scene.
Vhernier opened in 1984 at Valenza (Piedmont, Italy) as a goldsmith’s workshop. It began with a huge passion for gold, fascination, a thorough knowledge of gemstones and the desire to create a jewelry that was contemporary and unconventional
Over the years, numerous creations have become true icons: the Calla necklace, the Pirouette ring, the Palloncino brooch and the Vague earrings, just to mention a few. The collections presented every year are joined by the haute jewellery line called Flowers, created as an invitation to discover the beauty and incredible colours of extremely rare and unique stones, collector’s items that are set in pieces built around the gem itself.
As a child, one of Marcia's favorite hobbies was collecting different types of stones. She stored them in a little collectors box. Today, that box still occupies a special space in her closet - and now, she knows why.Marcia designed her first piece of fine jewelry after receiving her Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Design. After being unable to find a double ring that she really loved she decided to take on the design challenge herself and called the piece Asymmetrics + Diamonds. A colleague found the design to be compelling and encouraged her to make a submission to an international design competition based in Milan. She did, and a year later she was at the Gala in Lake Como receiving a Golden Award for it.After winning the award, people approached her to design more pieces - she identified it as a business opportunity and started her own company. Marcia won another award in Italy the following year and was selected as one of the top 30 emerging designers in New York City by Design Entrepreneurs NYC. She was also nominated for the 2014 Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award by Jewelers of America. Marcia's pieces have graced the runways of New York Fashion Week and the red carpet at the Met Gala. Her work has also been featured in WWD and Elle Magazine.
Wendy launched her line with a collection of 18K yellow gold limited-edition and one-of-a-kind designs focused on real-life fascinating women — everyone from the renowned Elizabeth I to more-obscure royalty such as Isabella, “the She-Wolf of France.” The designer’s world-class workmanship is instantly recognizable, as is the unusual heft of her rings and pendants; her warm satin finish; and use of contrasting, blackened gold details. The gold collection often features hidden gems and figures, as well as surprising mechanical elements.
The jewelry is made by local artisans and craftsmen in Los Angeles and New York City. Almost every design is both handmade and casted, giving each piece a very personal and one of a kind feeling. Andrea personally handpicks each stone, which she collects from all over the world. Her pieces are made in 18k gold of mostly recycled metals. Andrea Fohrman Jewelry is recognized by stylist and editors around the world for its signature use of color and sophisticated, feminine aesthetic.
Roberto Demeglio is a true balance of design flair, technical experimentation and craft tradition. Roberto Demeglio jewels are directed at women who want to stand out thanks to really valuable accessories made of the purest stones. Authentic value. Pure pleasure. Passion for technology, deep artisanal tradition.
Sorellina was founded by sisters Nicole & Kim Carosella. Growing up in a small town on Long Island, NY, they were raised with a deep appreciation for the arts and have since shared a love of design. Sorellina is a jewelry design house that redefines the “everyday” piece of jewelry. Neither subtle nor discreet, Sorellina pieces are bold, statement pieces made for the urban, modern day woman. Sorellina creates a harmonious dichotomy by seamlessly blending opposing ideas of feminine with masculine and vintage with modern. A distinct style emerges from this balance that is quintessential Sorellina.
Qayten creates jewelry that fuse aesthetics, technical innovation and forward-thinking design while honoring the traditional techniques at the heart of jewelry making. Launched in 2010 with the tagline "the science of seductive jewelry", the Bologna-based jewelry line, has garnered attetion and awards for it exquisite and cutting edge designs.
Garavelli was founded in 1920, and today, four generations later, it is still proudly managed, with professionalism, ethics and passion, by the same family.
Wendy Yue, a Hong Kong native who has spent most of her life travelling, dreaming, and creating, is not quite the flamboyant parallel to her whimsical designs. A mysterious and private person, Yue seeks to express herself through her jewellery and allow her designs to speak for themselves.Inspired by the symbolic meaning of jewelry- a timeless monument of one's memories and emotions that can be passed down through generations - she found her dream and passion in creating jewels that would reflect bits and pieces of her expeditions.In 2008, she launched her synonymous brand WENDY YUE, renowned for intricate workmanship and story-telling narratives in each fantastical work of art. Her pieces are collected by jewellery mavens who prize artistry and creativity above all else.
It is no surprise that Arman Sarkisyan has become one of the world’s most renowned jewelry designers…artistry runs in his blood. From a young age, Arman watched in awe as his father – a master jeweler in Armenia and Russia with a career spanning 53 years - meticulously honed his craft. Arman became fascinated with the concept of jewelry as wearable art: a tangible expression of one’s imagination, influence, and inspiration. Under the tutelage of his father, he has been creating in this medium for almost 30 years. Arman’s jewelry brilliantly juxtaposes old-world technique and modern aesthetic. Working in rich 22kt gold, oxidized silver, diamonds, and bright gemstones, Arman uses methods from a bygone era, like hand-engraving, to achieve a level of intricacy and beauty that is rarely seen in today’s craftsmanship. Each piece of Arman is hand-fabricated in Los Angeles, CA, from concept to completion. This couture approach to jewelry sets Arman apart from other designers. From one-of-a-kind masterpieces to everyday wardrobe essentials, there is an emotional element present in each and every one of his pieces. They truly are modern heirlooms.
Passion and creativity were the driving forces that brought Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin together to launch Jemma Wynne in 2008. Guided by their uniquely sophisticated and chic sensibility, the design duo combines classic polish with relaxed femininity to create their fine jewelry collection.The juxtaposition of precious gemstones and “ready to wear” sensibility results in a jewelry collection that is classic and chic. It always feels appropriate and is the perfect way to enjoy luxury without being overdone.
Gold is the main element used in every collection, whereas colorful semi-precious stones complement and fine-tune the story and the message expressed in every piece. Tovi believes that each jewel is created for a particular woman and it awaits her as she seeks it. This meeting point is central to the artist’s creativity and inspiration. Endless links between women and experiences create expanding circles which continue to generate more and more loops which eventually become new stunning jewelry collections. Tovi Farber’s designs, based on this concept, provide each woman with a sense of original and individual style when wearing her specific piece of art, her jewel.
LE SIBILLE is the outcome of three young women’s wish to recreate the spirit and essence of a typical Renaissance workshop.
CAMILLA BRONZINI, FRANCESCA NERI SERNERI and ANTONELLA PERUGINI have come together to carefully research and study the Ancient Goldsmith Art. Though they are a team, each has individually specialized professionally in a particular field letting it become her own personal strength. While being inspired by different styles, Le Sibille have improved their knowledge about the small roman mosaic technique technique, a miniaturized 8th century enhancement of the ancient art form.LE SIBILLE’s focus is the accurate research to design and achieve both innovative and classic results through handcrafted and unique pieces.
Carla Amorim was born in Brasilia and since 1993 creates her jewelry. It is a favorite of a demanding and starry clientele. Carla's creative work is based on a tripod: a nature in all its forms, an architecture of Brasília as genius lines of Oscar Niemeyer and his religiosity. Be it our earrings, rings, bracelets or necklaces, all precious materials are used, without distinction, to give the perfect finish of each piece. Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tourmalines, tanzanites, Brazilian gems, pearls, 18K gold in various shades, all step by step for the desired effect.
Loree’s passion for making jewelry landed her Elizabeth Taylor as her first client. Since those early days Rodkin has gone on to design intricate pieces for such icons as Madonna, Steven Tyler, Elton John, Cher (her best friend) and countless others. She also had the honor of designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural jewelry; those pieces now reside in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.Rodkin’s attention to detail is what you notice first in her handmade couture pieces. Her unique use of diamonds, platinum, gold and precious stones are inspired by her world travels.Today, many of Loree’s forward-thinking designs encompass her growing fine jewelry business empire that has expanded to fragrance, handbags and eye couture.
Gumuchian is a gem of a jewelry collection that’s treasured by the cognoscenti who can spot true European craftsmanship and superior design a mile away. Owned and operated with meticulous attention to quality by Anita Gumuchian and daughters Myriam and Patricia, this boutique company is proud to do it all, from the selection of brilliant diamonds through their family-run offices in Antwerp, to the actual manufacturing in the heart of New York. These three women design every piece of their sparkling collections with an intuitive feel for what modern women of style crave today. Generations of experience combined with pure passion glow through: owning a Gumuchian is owning a piece of art.
Doryn Wallach spent nearly two decades in the world of interior design before turning to the art of jewelry creation. The New York City-based fine jewelry designer has been passionate about gems all her life.Doryn’s passion for bold shapes, contrasting textures and unusual stones is evident throughout her collections. Crafted in 18k gold with a satin finish, her statement-making pieces incorporate stones such as white diamond, black diamond, black onyx, agate, turquoise, red coral, pearl, sapphire and emerald. “I love playing with complementary forms, textures, colors and layers to create jewelry with a timeless appeal,” Each piece is handcrafted in New York, using the finest quality materials. “I think of each piece as a modern heirloom to be passed down to a future generation,” she says.
James Assael, a diamond dealer based in Milan, Italy, founded the business of Assael-Ventura in Europe in the early 20th Century. Before the onset of World War II, James moved his family to the United States via Cuba. His son, Salvador served with distinction in the U.S. Army in Europe, and post-war, began to work with his father and learn the trade. Salvador eventually changed the focus of the company to precious colored gemstones. In 1972, he took over the business and named it Assael International (now simply known as Assael). By that point, Salvador had established the company as a renowned purveyor of fine gemstones, and a leader in the rare pearl market.
Marli is redefining minimalism with distinctive, original design, artisanal craftsmanship and precious materials.Marli was born in 2014, from Maral Artinian design inspiration from a novel mix of travel, pop culture, architecture, urban life and cutting edge fashion.desire to empower the fashionable women of the world with beautiful, chic jewelry for self-purchase and everyday wear.Marli jewelry enables you to stand out from the crowd and express your individuality.
In the Zaffiro jewelry design studio— located a short stroll from their 1913 Craftsman home in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Portland, OR— Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri carry forward the artistic legacy of ancient Etruscans. The technique, called granulation, is a decorative process that consists of applying miniature spheres of gold(or, in its modern adaptation, platinum) to a similar surface and then heating the entire piece to a temperature high enough to form a permanent bond between the surface and the spheres. If the spheres are over-fired they’ll melt onto the surface; if under-fired, they won't adhere properly.