Cutouts and cabochons help to define this regal-looking karat gold line.
Jewelry designer Daniel Gibbings and creative director Setenay Osman helm Gibbing’s eponymous firm, which has turned out etruscanesque jewels in 18k gold with vintage-motif cutouts since 1991. (Some silver is also available.) Gibbings maintains that “multi-layered metalwork” characterizes his regal styles, as do rubies, sapphires, and diamonds and frequently used cabochon cuts. The designer hails from South Africa, and his travels—including museum visits—throughout Europe and the Middle East further defined his penchant for fine art and design, and an “appreciation for metalworking dating back to the antiquities,” he says. Gibbings studied at the Jaffa School of Art in Israel (now defunct) and The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London.
Starting retail price: $350 in sterling silver and $950 in 18k gold
Accounts: None to date
Trade fairs: None to date
Retailer buy-in: 10 to 12 pieces
Contact: Daniel Gibbings, Santa Barbara, Calif.; 877-565-1284; danielgibbings.com
Serpent earrings in 18k gold with opal briolettes and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,850
Lattice cuff in 14k gold with opal caps, $7,450
Large Eros ring in 18k gold with a 12.5 ct. heart-shape ruby center stone and ruby accents and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,750
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