When one of Elizabeth Garvin’s diamond suppliers offered her a handful of baguette-cut diamonds last year, several ideas came to mind: a frequently used pattern in pottery, natural crystal formations, and arctic ice. “I was thinking about the way the stones capture the light and the way it explodes through them,” Garvin tells JCK. “Ice forms in so many crazy shapes and patterns. I even have a Pinterest board of all ice pictures!”
From this her Ice jewelry collection was born. Some 40 SKUs exist in oxidized sterling silver, 18k gold, and palladium, all set with colorless baguette-cut diamonds, though colored sapphires (in baguette cuts, of course) could be next for consideration.
A full Ice collection officially debuted at Couture 2015 (Garvin unveiled one prototype in February and spent the spring building out the line), and the pieces have been shipping for some time. Seventy-five percent of her clients placed orders for Ice, and feedback is positive. “The pieces are comfortable, and the cigar bands are really popular,” says Garvin. There is no buy-in, and with good reason. “I find that if I give a minimum, retailers will order until they hit it, but when there isn’t one they will order until the line makes sense,” she says. Retail prices start at $900 for an oxidized silver band with diamonds.
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