Jocelyn Prestia’s playful style is interpreted through the lens of a celestial-Asian theme
What happens when two of a designer’s most popular jewelry collections marry? That’s what Prestia’s new Heavenly Creatures collection for Unhada amounts to: a combination of her Fairientology Project—“a unique approach to the Victorian period focusing mostly on celestial themes,” she says—with her Asian-inspired Dynasty collection. The end result successfully combines both the artist’s love of antique jewelry from the Qing dynasty period with the stars, evident in blue, black, and white colors borrowed Asian culture (“Think Asian pottery,” urges Prestia).
The collection debuts this month with 12 SKUs in 18k gold and silver with dreamy gems such as opal, moonstone, and labradorite along with diamonds and the occasional obscure rock such as covellite—an iridescent copper-bearing mineral. Retail prices start at $900, pieces ship in August, and the buy-in is $4,000.
Star Map ring in 18k white and yellow gold with 0.27 ct. t.w. diamonds and 0.19 ct. moonstone, $1,875
Magic Pagoda earrings in 18k gold with 15.3 cts. t.w. rutilated quartz, akoya pearls, 0.98 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, 0.25 ct. t.w. black diamonds, and 0.08 ct. t.w. opals, $6,750
Middle Moon necklace in 18k yellow gold with 0.22 ct. t.w. diamonds, 0.13 ct. t.w. opals, and 0.12 ct. t.w. faceted moonstones with a diamond clasp, $8,000
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