Picking the perfect jewelry is, indeed, not an easy task, especially since there are so many brands out there. No wonder brides spend ages in search of the right piece. Although legendary jewelry houses like Cartier and Tiffany&Co. still dominate the industry, more and more new names are popping up in the scene. And we want to share some of these names with you! Ahead, we've rounded up 15 modern jewelry designers, each with their own unique style.
AGMES creates jewelry pieces that are distinctive and enduring. Behind the New York-based brand are sisters Morgan and Jaclyn Solomon, who established their business in 2016. AGMES is all about sculptural forms, precious materials, thoughtful designs, and artisan craftsmanship. The brand’s jewelry and objects perfectly balance vitality with simplicity. AGMES advocates for sustainability, which is why they mostly use recycled metals for their jewels. The brand draws inspiration from architecture and art, the built environment, and the natural world. Appealing to the eye and inviting to the touch, each piece by AGMES is made to last for generations.
Alan Crocetti began his career in womenswear but quite soon shifted his interest to jewelry-making. Today, the London-based creative has his own brand and is among the most sought-after jewelers. Alan redefines the importance of jewelry in the industry by bringing it to center stage. In his work, Crocetti celebrates individuality and pushes the boundaries. He designs for the human body, regardless of gender. Alan prioritizes sustainability, so his jewels are all made from recycled silver and ethically sourced stones. Bold yet elegant, Crocetti’s designs have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, GQ, and Paper Magazine. The designer is also known for its collaborations with brands like AMI Paris, Coperni, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and even Pornhub.
London-based demi-fine jewelry brand Alighieri creates modern heirlooms inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. The founder of the label is Rosh Mahtani. In her designs, Rosh celebrates the beauty of human imperfection and vulnerability. She is driven by telling stories through the universal language of jewelry that brings people together by unlocking narratives and embarking on adventures. Each talisman by Alighieri is initially sculpted in wax and only then cast in bronze, sterling silver, or solid gold. The brand’s jewels are designed to travel with you on your adventures, bringing strength and courage.
Anita Berisha is a self-taught jewelry designer from New York. Her eponymous brand, launched in 2016, translates minimal lines and natural flora into wearable art. Anita’s jewelry pieces are known for the complexity of shapes, textures, and forms. All of the brand’s products are handmade from environmentally conscious materials and can stand the test of time. Anita Berisha’s statement earrings, necklaces, and rings reflect the designer’s appreciation for the world's raw beauty. The brand has been praised and recognized by both celebrities and the press, including Vogue, L’Officiel, and Vanity Fair.
BY NYE is a contemporary Australian jewelry label sustainably hand-made in the depths of Melbourne. From creating locally to packaging, the brand is focused on sustainability. All their jewelry is made from recycled metals, including sterling silver, 18ct gold plating, and 9ct and 18ct solid gold. Longevity is the fundamental value of BY NYE. Sustainability is not just about production but how objects are consumed. For them, jewelry is not seasonal, and the care and thought that goes into making a jewelry purchase mirrors the care and consideration the brand puts into their pieces.
Founded in 2017 by architect Caroline Sillesen, Corali offers timeless jewelry pieces influenced by Danish design and architecture. Caroline's jewels reflect her love for peculiar sculptures and objects, as well as her fascination with the ocean. Handmade in Copenhagen, all pieces by Corali are designed with the environment in mind. The brand embraces honesty and focuses on high-quality craftsmanship and materials such as solid 14-karat gold, sterling silver, pressed corals, and saltwater pearls. From the first drawing to the final piece, Corali is intended as a tiny love affair.
ELHANATI jewelry is handcrafted in Denmark, drawing on inspiration from the Nordic minimalistic lines and the mysterious energy and surroundings from the Middle East. Orit Elhanati, the founder of the brand, was born in Copenhagen to parents of Greek, Israeli and Danish descent. ELHANATI uses traditional craftsmanship techniques and only recycled 18k solid gold, which is a reference to the Middle East. After hammering, burning, and dripping the unique organic signature structures and surfaces are created. ELHANATI offers miniature wearable pieces of art, and two pieces are never alike.
Ina Beissner is a fine jewelry brand based in Berlin named after its founder. Ina was born in Lima, Peru from a Dominican mother and German father, and her multicultural roots have always inspired her work and art creating a natural tension between European minimalism and Latin American spirited charm. Influenced by a fusion of minimalistic design and ancient tribes culture, Ina aims to offer a modern and sophisticated take on fine jewellery. Today, IB jewelry consists of the IB collection, a high fine jewelry line designed for modern women, and IB bridal, a bespoke experience including permanent editions of timeless keepsakes for modern brides.
When Laura Estrada was a child, she enjoyed creating little sculptures from different found objects. This passion for crafting things with her hands eventually led Laura to earn a degree in jewelry and metalsmithing. After gaining more confidence and experience, Estrada started her own brand in Los Angeles. Today, Laura handcrafts sustainably made jewelry collections and creates custom, conceptually driven adornment for the body. Combining ancient metalsmithing methods with an innovative design sensibility, Laura seeks to create meaningful and timeless wearable art heirlooms. Laura Estrada Jewelry challenges accepted norms and empowers all of its wearers.
The creative force of Maiden is Nagisa Kaneko, a talented nail artist and the owner of Disco, a nail salon in the heart of Shibuya. The jewelry label, launched in 2012, depicts the beauty growing from the inside and reflects it gently yet boldly, just like the light shines through the tiny slits. Maiden offers sustainably made rings, necklaces, and earrings as well as bangle bracelets, chokers, and cuffs. Minimalist and fashion-forward jewelry pieces by Maiden will complement any look you aim for.
Nomis is a Ukrainian fine jewelry brand offering multifunctional, modern, soulful, and sincere unisex pieces. Each accessory by Nomis is crafted individually with the vision in mind of the fast-evolving world of nowadays. From rings to bangles and necklaces, all jewels in the brand’s collections are convertible. In a moment, an earring can be transformed into a pendant and a bracelet into a choker. And that’s just a few examples out of the sea of variants! Alyona Kiperman, the founder of Nomis, aims to make artisan jewelry that is not only beautiful but is empowering, spectacular and striking.
Scandinavian jewelry brand Nootka was established in 2018 by Lisa Olsson and Oskar Fogstrand, a talented duo of creatives. The two had a dream of building a brand with a strong sustainable foundation. That’s how Nootka was born. Today, the brand is known for creating timeless, elegant, and nonseasonal sustainable jewelry pieces. Since the very beginning, Nootka has been working only with recycled materials, so each piece is made from recycled 925 silver. All of the brand’s jewels are thoughtfully designed and produced in Stockholm, Sweden. Crafted by hand, each Nootka’s jewelry piece is unique and special.
Meet Rocío and Jorge, the goldsmiths behind the Simuero brand. The two discovered the world of jewelry by chance, and their daily life is now taken up creating new forms. Rocío and Jorge craft each piece by hand in their workshop, nestled in the center of Valencia. The brand honors artisan craftsmanship and respects the environment. Simuero doesn’t keep any products in stock, nor do they have any seasonal collections. Instead, each jewelry piece is individually made to order, resulting in less waste. The brand works only with local suppliers, uses recycled materials, and ships the pieces in recycled packages. Simuero creates jewelry that can transport you to a moment, place, or favorite feeling, no matter how far you are from it.
Uniform Object is a New York-based jewelry brand founded by David Farrugia, who considers it a space where he can allow his ideas to live unhindered. Uniform Object creates pieces that are bold, timeless, and can appeal to all genders. The brand’s debut collection, Supernaut, draws inspiration from avant-garde aesthetics and artisanal practices. Uniform Object uses only the finest materials, such as 18-karat gold, genuine diamonds, and gemstones. The brand values presentation, so they pay precise attention to detail in everything from digital content to singular sourced Italian horse leather for packaging.
The demi-fine jewelry line Wolf Circus was founded by Fiona Morrison back in 2010. The brand reflects the designer's vision to create adornment pieces for the modern, bold and fearless. Wolf Circus is about craftsmanship. Each piece is unique and handcrafted in Vancouver by a team of talented specialists. The brand uses high-grade recycled metals, freshwater pearls, and lab-created gemstones. All products are nickel-free and considered safe to come in contact with the skin. Wolf Circus offers a full range of jewelry, from rings and earrings to necklaces and bracelets, in styles and materials that are durable and of high quality.