I’ve been lighting jewelry for a few years now, but this year I came to Las Vegas for the first time for a massive jewelry market week. I recently joined the myjewels.ru team to cover style, trends and designers and it just so happens that many of my favorites will be featured at Couture.
In particular, there are twelve brands that I really want to see. I’ll start with the obvious choice, which is simply too good not to mention it right from the start.
Tomasz Donocik was one of last year’s big winners at the Couture Design Awards, and prior to that, he won two awards during his first Couture show in 2013. Vegas has been kind to Tomasz, but only because he has been so kind to Vegas by presenting masterpieces of jewelry such as this rose gold and emerald piece.
Diamond halo engagement rings are popular with sellers these days, this asymmetrical, emerald halo would be my dream version. It’s from Tomasz’s upcoming Stellar collection, which I want to see in person.
I discovered Completedworks a couple of years ago when their Pillar collection debuted. I appreciate designer Anna Evreyberi’s conceptual approach to design. Her products made of gold and pearls “Tank” amazed me.
The new “Fluid” collection marks the continuous evolution of Completedworks design from the literal to the abstract. The Fluid collection is the brand’s most wearable collection, but no less striking in its affordability.
It is difficult to contain the hyperbolic praise that I want to shower on Lydia Courteil. Her imagination, creativity and craftsmanship are beyond description.
The octopus earrings below use the most stunning shades of enamel to create a delightful ombré effect that is finished with dangling pink sapphires. Earrings will be a great addition to her collection of marine life.
Irene Neuwirth’s exquisite sense of color and placement of stones cannot be fully appreciated from a photograph (the same can be said for many pieces of jewelry, but I believe this is especially true of Irene’s designs).
Her view and understanding of the aesthetic relationship of stones to each other is a rare gift. Some designers hide behind rocks, but Irene’s distinctive style can be seen from a mile away.
Almost everything she creates is one of a kind, like this boulder opal piece of art.
Silvia Furmanovich is a true pioneer; it constantly breaks down the barriers of design. I really love her resin products, which contain orchid petals.
The mahogany Muiparinga earrings shown below use classic artistic marquetry to create a feather-like pattern.
Silvia’s pieces exude a sensual connection to nature that is both modern and elegant.
Moving on to a young designer who managed to make a big splash in a relatively short period of time, I am looking forward to the new Nur Fares jewelry.
It seems that in Vegas she will show completely new motifs, very geometric, like many of her past works, but with a new level of intricacy and sophistication.
When I think of Deborah Pagani, I think of glamour, and these drop pill earrings are just that.
I am convinced that blue sapphires should always be paired with white diamonds. It’s a classic combination, but Deco-inspired designs still manage to capture modernity.
Speaking of modernity, Fernando Jorge offers some of the most sophisticated ear jewelry this year.
I especially like the combination of rubies, rubellites and tourmalines.
I have been a big fan of Fernando for many years, but discovering new designers is like an addiction for me.
I found Mania Zamani just recently, stuck in an Instagram black hole (when one post leads to another, another to a third).
I am fascinated by her graphic, geometric shapes. I just came on my radar and I can’t wait to meet Mania and find out all about her. She’s worth watching.
Stunning jewelry, such as the piece below from Yeprem, blurs the line between jewelry and magic. I love their combination of fancy cut diamonds and gemstones.
The above decoration especially appeals to me because of the fabulous pear-shaped emeralds. Nothing compares to the radiance of an emerald and it’s fantastic to see them performed by Yeprem.