The maker of boldly colored one-of-a-kind gem creations takes on a contemporary trend with high-end gems
Designer Bella Campbell has put her years of experience working as a colored stone buyer with Kaiser Gems to work selecting these rare beauties for her own collection, but she has borrowed modern-day style to set them, ensuring they’ll be destined for heirloom status. Campbell showed five pairs at the 2016 JCK LUXURY show under the Campbellian Collection, selling two, but to an extent she can somewhat repeat a look with different stones. For example, last year she sold a pair of neon, copper-beating green tourmalines to a store in Idaho that inspired desire in multiple shoppers. “After they sold them there were other customers who wanted to buy the same earrings,” she explains.
And while many modern mismatched pairs go all out in variety—some pairs feature a long and a short earring while others have two unique earrings in different colors—Campbell’s are subtly mismatched. Shapes aren’t uniform and colors slightly differ, but all are complementary companions.
“I do consider them well-matched earrings,” she says. “Retailers market them as one-of-a-kind wearable art and modern heirlooms.”
Mismatched earrings in 18k white gold with 5.7 cts. t.w. neon green tourmalines, 5.57 cts. t.w. blue, mint green, pink, and lavender copper-bearing tourmalines, and 0.69 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,600
Mismatched earrings in 18k white gold with 8.99 cts. t.w. hot pink spinels, 5.12 cts. t.w. pink, lavender, and purple sapphires, and 0.52 ct. t.w. diamonds, $18,000
Mismatched earrings in 18k white gold with 9 cts. t.w. hot pink spinels, 6 cts. t.w. light purple spinels, and 0.67 ct. t.w. diamonds, $36,000
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