The Best of the Best 2003: Undiscovered Bests - Vhernier

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When Vhernier introduced its jewelry at New York’s Bergdorf Goodman in March, even the store’s most urbane clientele could not help but take notice of the colorful, innovative, and daring new designs.

The Italian jeweler is known in Europe for original ideas such as a gold tubular bracelet that, when curved around the wrist, separates between sections to reveal thin slices of colorful gems encased within the metal. In another clever concept, Vhernier layers stones such as coral or chrysoprase with a sliver of translucent mother-of-pearl for an intriguing effect.

 

Vhernier’s four designers are constantly exploring new jewelry-making techniques and searching for unusual gems. Among the current favorites are ebony, coral, and kogolong, a smooth, milky white volcanic stone. The company relies on only one Italian artist, who works from his own studio, to carve its uniquely shaped rock crystal rings and brooches, one of which can take several days to produce. With a new store in Milan and a growing client list in the United States, Vhernier will soon need to step up the pace of its production.

Vhernier, 212.570.6065

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