Tell us about your latest collection, Ada.
This is our first chain collection. I’ve wanted to introduce a custom chain design to our clients for a while. Ada is unique, true to my brand’s aesthetic, and it looks great with all our signature finishes, including gold and enamel.
What was most difficult when designing this collection?
It took time to finalise a silhouette that had the right proportions and weight.
Describe the Ada chain in three words.
Bold, luxurious, substantial.
What inspires you?
I’m a born-and-bred New Yorker and am proud to have lived here my entire life, with the exception of college. From the people and the pace to the architecture and art, New York City is a never-ending source of inspiration.
Why do you use enamel?
While diamonds and 18-karat gold have always been the core focus, enamel was a medium I had always wanted to incorporate into my designs. It offers a different textural element in an infinite range of colours. Enamel is fashion-forward, super-luxurious and fun. It takes some of the formality out of fine jewellery and gives our pieces a laid-back sensibility.
What's so great about neon?
Neon makes me so happy. I don’t know how you can wear neon and not feel happy. It’s also timeless. It’s simultaneously retro, modern and very on-trend at the moment, but also futuristic.
If you could design jewellery for anyone, who would it be?
There are so many amazing women I would love to see wearing my jewellery, but Kamala Harris is at the top of my list.
What kind of woman wears your jewellery?
She appreciates quality and meticulous craftsmanship. She is sophisticated yet unassuming, and her jewellery is a reflection of that.