|Emily and Ashley Siblings Emily and Ashley Green hatch jewelry designs that are redolent of the Orient, but their starting point is far more personal. “It began with our grandmother’s jewelry box—she wore onyx pieces and all the colors of the rainbow,” says Ashley. The New York City duo update vintage styles with Indian details like flat diamonds inset in semiprecious gems and such talismans as the Tree of Life. Their unique designs can be seen on stars like Julianne Moore (at left), Sarah Jessica Parker and Demi Moore.|
|Van Cleef & Arpels In the world of this legendary French jeweler, the most whimsical touches are pulled off with virtuosity. Case in point: The Zip, a diamond stunner from the thirties, takes the form of a zipper—and actually works. Chinoiserie-style earrings have Art Deco touches, while sweet bracelets evokes love, luck and nature with hearts, clovers and butterflies. Celebrity fans of this famed jeweler include Leighton Meister (at left), Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson and Julia Roberts.
Learn more about the jeweler at vancleef-arpels.com.
|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.