Posted on August 19, 2013
JCK's exclusive LUXURY Privé show takes it to the beaches of Panama later this month, where a lineup of jewelry designers and suppliers will hit the show floors with their latest lavish offerings. One of the designers you'll find at the Playa Bonita resort is Ivanka Trump, who has an exciting new series of fine jewelry. Three collections—dubbed Metropolis, Patras, and Aberdeen—are all a part of the Journey series, inspired by Trump's passion for travel, architecture, and design, and directly influenced by the designer's favorite worldly places. (Toulouse, her third collection in the series, can be seen at the show.)
The Metropolis collection, first of the four collections in the Journey series with prices starting at $1,400, includes 27 jewels in 18k yellow gold and diamond inspired by 1920s Art Deco architecture in Trump's favorite city, New York.
Each of the satin-finished pieces contains the 'IT' Greek key motif, a popular architectural design element during the Art Deco period.
My two favorite standouts: Elongated column earrings with a glittering Deco border of diamonds, and a satiny ring with round and baguette diamonds and sweeping Greek key pattern that reminds me of a golden maze.
Second in the Journey series comes the Patras collection, Trump's first complete color collection. Patras carries on the Art Deco and Greek key influences from Metropolis, but with a modern touch. With 19 pieces in aquamarine, blue sapphire, and rainbow moonstone, this one really grabs your attention. Prices start at $2,000.
I can't keep my eyes off of this one ring in particular, pictured above. A globe-like setting of rainbow moonstone (my kryptonite), surrounded with a Deco-style border of diamonds in 18k yellow gold. It's just stunning.
Aberdeen is the fourth and final collection from the Journey series. This collection, a departure from its Art Deco-influenced predecessors, is inspired by Trump's Scottish heritage. The rolling waves of the Aberdeenshire coastline paired with the sand dunes from a world-class links golf course developed by the Trump Organization are the inspirations for this softer collection from Ivanka, which has 18 pieces that start at $2,400.
Described as "heirloom-chic," the Aberdeen collection's soft fluid aesthetic and twisting infinity-style lines are brought to life with sparkling diamonds and, in some cases, with colored gemstones: blue topaz like the rolling waves of Scotland, smoky topaz like the earthy dunes found on the links. Each piece is crafted in 18k yellow or white gold.
LUXURY Privé Panama runs Aug. 26–28 at the Westin Playa Bonita. If you're not headed to Central America, that's okay, too—you can see more pieces from each collection on JCK Marketplace.