“It all goes back to nature for me,” says the Tehran-born Los Angeles designer who lives in a rustic log cabin and travels the globe for inspiration. Her design interpretations seem like a delightful Dr. Dolittle world, but Azarmi-Rose reimagines these critters in her own luxurious idiom of turquoise, ebony, diamonds and rose gold. Star fans include Penelope Cruz (at left), Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz and Courteney Cox.
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|House of Waris “I am strongly influenced by the romance and history of Italy and India,” says designer Waris Ahluwalia, who has ateliers in both countries. “I was in Rome doing a Wes Anderson film and fell in love with the history that permeates everything.” The actor-turned-jeweler—whose baubles are coveted by Cate Blanchett (at left), Lauren Hutton and Chloe Sevigny—marries ancient techniques from Italian and Indian cultures to hatch marvelously modern designs.Learn more about the jeweler at houseofwaris.com.|
|CartierSince opening in Paris 150 years ago, Cartier has stood for bold yet timeless style. The prestigious gems that were once crafted for the exclusive diamonds-for-royalty business now glitter on red carpet stars like Fergie (at left), Debra Messing and Halle Berry. The Le Baiser du Dragon collection (at left) is a cocktail of rubies, black onyx and diamonds reminiscent of the Asian-inspired line the three Cartier brothers created in the early ’20s. In recent years Cartier has also worked with celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Usher to design their own Love Charity bracelet. Each uniquely colored Love Charity bracelet benefits the charity organization of their choice.
Learn more about the jeweler at cartier.com.
|L Frank”I design jewelry that could be old or could be new,” says Liseanne Frankfurt, who has bedecked celebrities such as Demi Moore (at left), Cindy Crawford and Christine Taylor. The jeweler’s timeless oeuvre is informed by art and history, but no one specific period, and she works with emeralds, tourmalines and pearls in the way nature intended. “I don’t like overly faceted stones as much,” she says.|
|Lorraine Schwartz”We make the metal so fine that the light shines through,” says Lorraine Schwartz of her ethereal pieces made from diamonds and precious gems. Beyonce Knowles (at left), Jennifer Lopez and Cate Blanchett have all worn Schwartz’s jewelry. “Some people don’t believe it’s real,” she says.|