5 Rising Jewelry Designers You Have to Know
The most buzzworthy bling!
The most buzzworthy bling!
Text: Sam Tracy
Let’s be real here. Jewelry is truly the unsung hero of style. No matter the outfit, your accessories can either make or break your look. Whether you’re a mix-and-match maximalist or follow the philosophy of “less is more”, there’s something (some bling?) for everyone. We’ve rounded up a list of the can’t-miss jewelry designers on our radar for 2021.
Every It girl south of 14th Street knows of this Brooklyn-based jewelry designer. Think: chunky silver chainlink necklaces and oversized cross earrings. It comes as no surprise that this female-owned and operated studio has been rocked by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The handmade designs are metal, bold and badass.
Checkout Martine Ali here!
Chvker by Nazlia Yunus
Calling all the girlies! Chvker Jewelry’s collection is basically every zillennial’s dream. We’re all currently crushing on early 2000s fashion and these designs are right on trend. The bubblegum pink Popstar vermeil hoops are everything. Goldplated name necklaces? They got ‘em. And you can’t miss the diamond studded butterfly necklaces to match your butterfly hair clips. All you need is a pink razor flip phone and you’ll seriously look like you stepped out of The Simple Life.
Checkout Chvker here!
Wahidon by Ranin Karim
The intricate designs by this New York-based jewelry brand seek to forge the divide between the earthly and spiritual worlds. Connecting to the heart and the mind is no simple feat but this collection of statement pieces does just that. Artisan Ranin Karim conjures up innate emotions through symbols of nature. Our favorite pick is the Golden Lovers Bug ring, featuring 22K goldplated sterling silver in a coiled design to wrap around your finger like the bodies of two lovers.
Checkout Wahidon here!
Wolf Circus by Fiona Morrison
It’s hard to put a label on Wolf Circus. Simple, yet detailed. Adjectives that seem so antonymous seem to unite when describing the designs of this Vancouver-based jewelry brand. Started in 2011, Wolf Circus quickly garnered a cult following for its timeless eccentricity. Now into its second decade, the brand continues to push the envelope of jewelry design (how could we not mention the Woman Vase necklace?) and prides itself on utilizing the finest recycled materials for eco-friendly accessorizing.
Checkout Wolf Circus here!
If you’ve seen Harry Styles’ music video for “Golden”, then you’ve already had a peek at the designs of éliou. Designers Cristina Mantilla and Duda Texeira take inspiration from land and sea in their line of eclectic accessories including beaded earrings and kitschy necklaces that look so cute when layered. For the color inclined, the Jayne earring is made for you, featuring an assortment of adorable Millefiori beads in bright hues. Minimalists will love timeless classics like the Teddie ring made from freshwater pearls.
Checkout éliou here!