Visions of Sugarplums: Alina Abegg Bows Sugar High Collection

Jewelry designer Alina Abegg’s first collection was a love letter to all things intergalactic that left JCK‘s Brittany Siminitz enchanted.

The Berlin-based designer’s second collection, titled Sugar High, is right up my alley: It’s a neo-Nutcracker candy land that transforms everyday sweets such as mints, coiled-up spirals of licorice, and lollipops into the most playful, modern pieces in the most mouthwatering colors.

And the gems Abegg has chosen to articulate her German candy shop theme are hand-carved  by the world’s most prestigious stonecutters in Idar-Oberstein. Vibrant peridot, rubellite, lemony yellow agate, turquoise, and lavender chalcedony are just a few of the fruity “flavors” on offer, while black onyx and pink opal  make excellent stand-ins for black and strawberry licorice.

I can’t know the nature of the sugarplums that are dancing in your head this holiday, but this is as close as it gets for me!


Alina Abegg Maxi earrings
Rainbow Pfefferminz Maxi earrings with peridot, pink opal, yellow agate, lavender chalcedony, and rubellite in 14k rose gold, $15,530
Alina Abegg Pfefferminz jewelry
From left: Cherry Pfefferminz hoops with rubellite and pink sapphires in 14k rose gold, $9,960; Cherry Pfefferminz choker with rubellite in 14k rose gold, $3,000; and Lemon Pfefferminz ring with yellow agate and green sapphires in 14k white gold, $2,400
Alina Abegg licorice jewelry
Assorted jewelry from the Licorice series featuring onyx, peridot, and pink opal, including the Licorice ring with pink opal and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $5,720 
Alina Abegg lollipop necklace
Lollipop necklace with orange moonstone in 14k yellow gold, $4,310 
Alina Abegg heart ring and earrings
From left: Love Lollipop ring with rock crystal, $4,300, and Love Lollipop studs with amethyst, $1,440, both in 14k yellow gold


Top: Pfefferminz is a kind of Pez-shaped German candy and lends its form to a sub-collection of Sugar High, the new candy-inspired collection from Berlin-based designer Alina Abegg.

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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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