THERETAIL JEWELER | 15 07 LALAoUNIS When discussing a legend in ancient gold- work technique, one must refer to the famous fourth generation Greek jeweler, late Ilias Lalaounis. The brands current business run by his savvy four daughters preserves their father’s incredible attention to detail and love of ancient motifs. I would stack multiples of this 22K yellow gold granulation and diamond bangle on my wrist everyday. Retail $17,200. 212.439.9400 09 Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry If you don’t own a piece of Ray Griffiths jewelry you should. Once you do, you celebrate the lush feeling of design excellence that is brought into each stunning creation. His signature Crownwork™ which is a grid like pattern weaved into the collections stems from Ray’s early training restoring vintage European suites of jewelry. How can you not swoon over these 18K yellow gold Crownwork™ triple drop and diamond earrings? Retail $4,950. 212.689.7209 08 Penny Preville Award winning and devoted jewelry designer, Penny Preville exudes class and elegance. From a refined bridal line to multiple modern collections, the brand continues its legacy through heirloom design. I fell in love with the newly launched Medallion Collection. This diamond star pendant with beautiful fan pleated texture is a must have neck piece. Retail $1,995. 516.466.8680 x105 10 Natalie McMillan Handmade in Los Angeles emerging designer Natalie McMillan shows off her laid back lifestyle through her jewelry. Simplistic and organic, Natalie adds texture etching into her work creating unique patterns. After meeting Natalie at a Metal & Smith wholesale event, I was hooked on her design development and can’t wait to see more. This super sweet 14K rose gold Samantha pendant is available on various chain lengths. Retail $500. 707.815.1749 05 Odell Design Studio This energetic mother-daughter design duo brings color and organic pattern to life through their collections. Marilyn and Haley handcraft each piece in their studio which goes through a step by step layering process to achieve their bold and abstract look. These copper hand-dyed hot pink drop earrings with brass chain and leverbacks, are the perfect pop of color. Retail $169. 917.470.9959 06 Sylva & Cie To see design through Sylva Yepremian eyes would be a dream. This incredible creator of luxury fine jewelry always seems to surprise her adoring fans with new and exciting pieces. Recently at this year’s Couture Las Vegas show I had the ultimate pleasure to view the brands newest collection, shining a light on carved cameos. This carved lava cameo with single cut diamond border set in 18K yellow gold, takes your breath away. Retail $11,750. 213.488.1444