From Nayestones’ offbeat silhouettes to Isabel Bonner’s minimalist forms and Dévé's modernist designs, discover the jewellery designers we’ll be seeking out in 2023.
Jewellery designers to know in 2023
01. Isabel Bonner
Isabel Bonner translates a preoccupation with form into statement jewellery in a stylish subversion of traditionally feminine silhouettes. In her new collection, the jewellery designer is inspired by the winding coastlines of southern Italy, playing with her signature half circle for a new range of chunky chains in sterling silver.
‘Jiamini means believe in yourself. I want every woman to believe in herself and focus on her success,’ says Jennifer Mulli, creative director and founder of Jiamini, in a joy-filled Zoom call. Her ebullience stems from what can only be described as an extraordinary rise for the sustainable luxury jewellery and accessories brand.
‘I’ve always been fascinated by modernist design – it was a period of groundbreaking change when designers decided to break away from embellished design and to develop something more simple, more refined, which resulted in extraordinary sculptural everyday objects,’ says jewellery designer Estelle Dévé, who launched her eponymous brand, Dévé, during lockdown in 2021.
04. Maya Magal
Heavy-duty forms are imbued with a light buoyancy in the hands of Maya Magal, who rethinks classic chain forms in new collection, ‘Lucid’. ‘Handmaking each collection throws up challenges, and “Lucid” was no exception,’ Magal says of the pieces, created in sterling silver and solid gold.
05. Studio Renn
Bombay-based jewellery designers Studio Renn reinvent traditional jewellery silhouettes, playing with symmetry and forms for jewellery that delight in the seductively subversive.
06. Sarah Madeleine Bru
‘I do not really define this project as a brand but rather as a personal collection, since I started designing for myself and my friends,’ says Sarah Madeleine Bru, who draws on her background in object and jewellery design for her eponymous jewellery brand.
07. Jessie Thomas
London-based jewellery designer Jessie Thomas brings a chic modernity to traditional silhouettes with pieces that celebrate quirks, from unexpected stone settings to delectable clusters of diamonds.
Awah brings an offbeat sensibility to jewellery design with his brand Laud. Established four years ago, the emerging jewellery brand intertwines a range of influences for pieces that play with geometry and rethink traditional motifs.
‘Not doing something that everybody else has already done is the biggest challenge for me when it comes to designing jewellery,' says Natalie Schayes of Belgian fine jewellery brand Nayestones.
Nabiha Yousuf draws on her roots in Pakistan for jewellery brand Moushe. Vivid colours, sensual shapes and curving silhouettes encapsulate her bold aesthetic, creating versatile pieces which are fun to wear.
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Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels.
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