Milanese jewelry designer Bea Bongiasca‘s namesake collection debuted in the U.S. this past spring, but the young jeweler’s already garnered a slew of stateside fans (and editorial accolades) with her chic enamel-and-gemstone You’re So Vine collection.
The enthusiastic reception’s inspired Bongiasca to expand the collection to include several new ring, necklace, bracelet, and earring styles—which were introduced to editors this week.
The designer, who studied jewelry design at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins school, tells JCK that she felt “there was still a lot of exploration to do with enamel as a medium,” and explained, “I chose to delve deeper into the idea of the wrapping vines. In this new part of the You’re So Vine collection, the gold transcends into the coiled enamel, creating friction between the two mediums.”
Bongiasca’s latest Vine pieces also incorporate white enamel for the first time: “It’s more understated than the colors but gives the pieces a special luster that I’m really enjoying,” says the designer.
Standout pieces (all pictured in this article) include enamel hoop earrings artfully swathed in rose gold vines, a bracelet incorporating a wavy enamel-coated bar wrapped in rose gold curlicues, and simple, gem-less enamel rings coiled in gleaming rose gold vines.
The designer uses 9k rose gold for the styles—and when gemstones are big, they’re semiprecious (topaz, rock crystal, etc.), so she’s able to keep prices fairly accessible.
Here are some super-new looks from Bongiasca’s enveloping You’re So Vine series:
Bea Bongiasca Vine Wrapped Hoops in 9k rose gold and silver with blue enamel, approximately $1,520
Bea Bongiasca Wrapped Vine Baby Hoops in 9k yellow gold with orange enamel and marquise-cut topaz, approximately $990
Baby Vine Curl Stacking Ring in 9k rose gold and red enamel, approximately $600
Baby Vine Curl Pendant in 9k rose gold and silver with orchid enameled vine and marquise-cut peridot, around $525
Top image: Vine Wrapped Bracelet in 9k rose gold and turquoise enamel, approximately $815 (all images courtesy of Bea Bongiasca)Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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