Marco Bicego was all smiles this year while debuting his newest offerings, all clearly targeting the hard-to-reach 1 percenters of the world.
Offerings included many one-of-a-kinds with special stones that the Italian designer acquires during travels, and additions to last year’s Lunaria collection, which he debuted with Saks, Bicego’s biggest retail partner.
Lunaria is a flower that can be seen in the collection via playful interpretation of petals in gold and stone shapes. Bicego added diamonds—“always more diamonds for the Americans,” he laughs—this year to appeal to the U.S. independents, as well as aquamarines. Retail prices start at $600.
One-off selections, meanwhile, were also increased in the designer’s beloved yellow gold. Stones ranged from sapphire slices to tourmaline to tanzanite and African amethyst, among others.
And his well-loved, 15-year-old Paradise collection of confetti-like presentations of gold and colored stones also got a freshening up by way of larger gemstones to “make the colors pop more,” explained Julia LeBlanc, vice president of marketing and communications.
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