Last week, I stopped by the offices and showroom of Luxe Intelligence, the New York-based fine jewelry brand and business development firm co-founded by Andrea Hansen and Courtney Cohen. Among their growing list of jewelry designers is Brazilian designer Jack Vartanian, whose edgy, chic jewels sparkle with a side of sexy.
Inspired by all the nuances of daily life (think architectural details, fashion, movies, etc) and the endless facets of gemstones, Jack Vartanian combines old-world glamour with a modern aesthetic. The result is a fabulous assortment of covetable jewels, such as Vartanian’s gold pleat fringe earrings – my current Jewelry Obsession.
The nearly-microscopic box chain fringe feels so silky and smooth to the touch that, when I stroked the metallic threads myself, I could have sworn I was petting a snake. With such an intricate level of detail, these earrings exemplify Vartanian’s devotion to fine jewelry craftsmanship. Even with the slightest movement, the elegant waterfall of golden fringe shimmers with sophistication and just the right amount of sex appeal.