May 7, 2016
By Jody Hume
THE 3 HOTTEST JEWELRY DESIGNERS TO COLLECT NOW
Adding a new piece to your jewelry collection should be a thrill. But it should also be a good investment. And the three hottest designers to collect now are the best of both worlds. You’ll see them adorning celebrities, royalty and street style stars (who are always wearing the latest), and you’ll also see them retain their resale value. Why? Because they combine the best of what’s timeless and what’s very right now. From Repossi’s edgy designs imbued with European fine jewelry heritage to Cartier pieces that are as covetable now as they were 100 years ago, pieces by these designers stand the test of time and style.
Gaia Repossi wears rings from her line.
Repossi Black Diamond Berbère Ear Cuff
Marrying edgy, of-the-moment designs with precious materials and fine jewelry techniques, Repossi is a favorite of the fashion set, and can often be seen on street style stars like Giovanna Battaglia and celebs from Cate Blanchett to Alicia Vikander. The brainchild of Creative and Artistic Director Gaia Repossi, the line’s designs are inspired by her background in modern art and, while precious, are meant for everyday wear. Speaking to Self Service Magazine Repossi remarked that, “I create objects to be worn. Sometimes people are afraid to ruin my pieces, but the marks that will appear – for instance, a blackened piece will fade, or a gold piece will slowly adapt to the body that wears it – tell the story of the person who owns the piece.”
Cartier LOVE Bracelet
Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping statement piece or everyday luxury, Cartier remains a go-to jeweler of choice among royals, celebrities and the fashion elite. The house’s creations are time-honored classics, but the brand is savvy about reimagining them for the modern day, as it did on the recent 100th anniversary of the Panthère de Cartier collection, introducing a 56-piece collection of updated designs featuring the sleek cat that has become its icon. Of course, the quintessential piece is still the LOVE bracelet, designed in the late ‘60s by Aldo Cipullo. A solid investment, especially as the prices go up year after year, the LOVE bracelet retains up to 75% of its resale value and is always in style whether whether worn alone or stacked with the rest of your bangle collection.
Tiffany & Co.
Karlie Kloss in a Tiffany T hinged cuff. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com/REX/Shutterstock
With the addition of new Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof, Tiffany & Co. has added to its classic collections with new ones that are lending the iconic American jeweler a modern bent. With her Tiffany T collection (seen here on Karlie Kloss) and the ‘Out Of Retirement’ collection, a collaboration with cult store Dover Street Market, Amfitheatrof is just the person to carry through the brand’s storied history while ensuring its relevance to the modern woman.
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