bursting with neon gems, strands of crystals and piles of statement pieces from seasons past, our jewelry designer Meghan’s office is enough to satisfy anyone’s inner magpie. we stopped by to see how she put our covetable holiday collection together, from hand assembling each design to experimenting with some rather unusual painting techniques (nail polish and spray paint, anyone?).
What was the inspiration for the holiday collection?
We talked a lot about the idea of the world traveler. We tried to combine unexpected materials and cultural references by mixing classic pieces with less traditional ones you might have picked up on your travels.How did you develop the color palette?
It always begins with a pile of Pantone (color) chips and loose crystals—half of my desk looks like a rainbow mosaic! I’ll make little clusters of colors, and certain pairings will just vibrate off one another, so you know it’s a good combination. From there, my assistant and I build out a larger palette for each month of the season.
What are some of your favorite pieces from the collection?
I love the scale and shape of the Crystal Points necklace
. Also, the Riviera earrings
for its bright blue crystal mixed with touches of AB crystal (it stands for aurora borealis
, the color of the northern lights).
How did you start designing jewelry?
Photography by Bryan Derballa.
It was almost an accident. I was working as a fashion designer at a company that also made jewelry. It just looked like so much fun…
What’s the one piece of jewelry every woman should have?
Anything that makes you feel beautiful (even if you’re in pajamas).
Most iconic jewelry era?
I love the role jewelry played in the ’60s, during Diana Vreeland’s Vogue years. It was so bold, playful and elegant.
Who’s your jewelry style icon?
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