|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.|
|Ippolita “Being bold is a part of being fashion-forward,” says the New York-based designer, Ippolita. “It’s amusing to wear an enormous piece. Bangles are also good—they make music when you move. It’s nice to be seen and heard.” Born in Florence, Italy, this up-and-coming talent hammers out link necklaces, chains and bangles in beautiful asymmetrical shapes and sculptural forms. She tosses diamond accents and sumptuous semiprecious stones into the mix for star clients like Kate Hudson (at left), Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.
Learn more about the jeweler and shop online at ippolita.com.
|Jamie Wolf”I love feminine, intricate patterns,” says New York-based jewelry designer Jamie Wolf. “I believe that femininity is timeless, and that beauty is often found in the finest details.” Influenced by her career as ballet dancer, Wolf infuses her delicate aesthetic into each of her rose, yellow, and white gold pieces. No wonder stars like Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel (at left), Penelope Cruz and Hayden Panettiere are fans.
Learn more about the jeweler at jamiewolf.com.