|Robert Lee Morris
“My mission statement from day one has been to make designs in balance and harmony with the natural world,” says Robert Lee Morris, winner of the 2007 Geoffrey Beene Award. For almost 40 years, Morris has sculpted gold, silver, brass and copper into pieces with an organic beauty. “The jewelry is as sensuous as the human body—it just happens to be made of metal.” Halle Berry (at left), Bridget Moynahan and Ashley Olsen are just a few of his celebrity fans.
Learn more about the jeweler and shop online at robertleemorris.com.
|Erica Courtney “My jewelry is modern baroque,” says the L.A.-based designer whose intense love affair with jewelry is embodied in her collection. “People realize that the flamboyance is meant to be fun. If you buy a piece you really love, and no matter how outlandish or traditional it is, you will wear it all the time.” Celeb fans include Sandra Bullock, Eva Longoria, Ashley Judd and Jessica Alba (at left).
Learn more about the jeweler at ericacourtney.com.
|Lucifer Vir Honestus Luna Scamuzzi named her luxe line of jewelry after a 14th-century Italian goldsmith. Once a student of architecture, the Milan-based designer now prefers jewelry design for its naturalistic possibilities. Her sculptural and artful bibelots are designed by hand, rendered in rose gold, and decorated with irregularly shaped gems. She counts on stars like Sarah Jessica Parker (at left) and Cameron Diaz to show off her pieces on the red carpet.
Learn more about the jeweler at lucifer-vir-honestus.com.
“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.
Learn more about the jeweler and shop online at katherineazarmirose.com.
|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.|