It’s mid-June, which means it’s officially summertime! I hope you’ve got your sundresses ready, because I have the perfect jewelry to go with your summer style: GiGi Ferranti!
It’s been more than a year since we looked at GiGi Ferranti’s designs and the collection has grown spectacularly since the day that designer Gina first welcomed me into her Brooklyn studio with a plate of cookies (she’s the cutest).
The first time I saw GiGi Ferranti’s work, I was drawn to the collection’s unapologetic femininity, rendered in bold lines and bright colors. Those aesthetic building blocks remain present, but they’ve evolved as the collection has expanded to include both smaller, more versatile pieces and irresistible statement stunners like the Gia Deco emerald and diamond necklace I’m wearing in the photo above.
Here’s a closer look at the Gia Deco bangle, a fantastic piece that would be an bright spot in any jewelry wardrobe. I recently featured the coordinating Gia Deco earrings in an Instore Magazine feature that spotlighted cutting edge Art Deco-inspired designs. Deliciously geometric!
GiGi Ferranti’s Gia Deco collection may be the line I’m most obsessed with right now, but it’s impossible to talk about GiGi Ferranti without dedicating significant attention to her wildly popular Lucia stacking rings.
The Lucia stacking rings are based on a chevron motif that is integral to the GiGi Ferranti signature style. The chevrons are rendered in solid gold, openwork, studded with gems, in rosy or yellow gold or (new!) black rhodium plating, with moving charms or all metallic, fully encrusted in diamonds or now in a slender version set with a subtle line of gems or diamonds.
There’s something utterly enthralling about the Lucia stacks, isn’t there?
It’s rare that you see a whole stacking ring collection that’s truly based on differing versions of the same foundational geometry, unless that underlying principal is “plain gold band.” The more Lucia stacking rings you wear, the more irresistible the difference between each zig-zagging band of gold.
The slender zig zags and the black rhodium are the newest GiGi Ferranti Lucia stacking rings and I LOVE them. The smaller bands are a perfect starting point or accent piece and the dark bands are gorgeous on their own, but they also provide an captivating counterpoint to the bright, warm colors of the rest of the collection. A hint of evil queen to balance out the pretty princess.
It’s hard to communicate this in pictures, but the Lucia stacking rings are also wonderfully solid. The majority of stacking rings you encounter are little wisps of gold, meant to exist as part of a larger whole and intended as more of an accent than a standalone heirloom piece.
The Lucia rings are substantial: you can wear one alone and you’ll know it’s on your finger, or you can stack them and they’ll fit perfectly into each other, amplifying each other’s design elements to create the effect of entirely new pieces.
I also have to mention that the Lucia collection is named after the Italian word for light, because to quote designer Gina, the collection “gives the impression of miniature stained glass windows to let the light in and to allow ourselves to shine.”
Doesn’t that make you love them even more?
There are SO MANY gorgeous Lucia rings that I could talk about them all day (they’re really fun to photograph!) but it would be a shame to ignore GiGi Ferranti’s other pieces too.
After looking at so many Lucia rings, I’m sure you’ll recognize GiGi Ferranti’s signature design elements in what I’m wearing here: the open zig zags of the turquoise Regalo necklace and hoops, the same lines echoed in the silhouette of the stud in my upper ear piercing. That’s actually the same earring I’m wearing in the first photo, btw – just without the turquoise Regalo ear jacket.
If you like what you see here (and how could you not?) stay tuned, because I have a GIVEAWAY from GiGi Ferranti coming up for you in the next couple of weeks!! And yes, that means FREE JEWELRY.
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