Friday, January 22, 2010
Ward Kelvin, an emerging jewelry designer in luxury jewelry, has launched his first collection entitled American Chinoise. The forty piece collection is his modern interpretation of 1930s Hollywood Regency with its bamboo and lattice filled interiors. The pieces are light and airy. He wishes the woman wearing it to feel "it was created by the chicest chinoiserie bird, as if it were creating a nest." He uses gold, platinum, diamonds, peridots, and Mali garnets. Mr. Kelvin previously designed for Tiffany & Co. and Ralph Lauren. His jewelry can be found at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan now and Neiman Marcus in San Francisco this spring. Pictured here are the Bamboo cuff ($20,450), Chinoise Bracelet, and Peacock Earrings. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.