Jewelry designers are a little like the stepchild of the fashion industry. They’re adored, but tend to play second fiddle to fashion brands. Unless they’re the new It label that’s worn by every editor under the sun or Lady Gaga plucked them out of obscurity, chances are they’re flying under the radar. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favorite emerging jewelry labels that have everyone talking. From a young creative who collaborated with Salvatore Ferragamo to a go-getter who climbed the ranks at Marc Jacobs, here are 11 jewelry designers you need to know about.
Maria Denardo is the Fashion Director at theFashionSpot. Prior to joining tFS, she worked as the Site Director at Lifestyle Mirror and the Senior Fashion Editor at Fashion Week Daily. Her "unhealthy attachment" to hats led her to the halls of FIT, where she's currently completing her millinery certification. She proves that turbans never, ever go out of style.