Laurent Gandini’s history degree, French-Italian heritage, and experience making fashion accessories for brands like Missoni culminated in the launch of his same-name firm 11 years ago. Since then, his jewelry has offered a contemporary take on Italian and French fashion, art, and symbolism, including Alsatian and religious patterns—flowers, hearts, and rose windows—in sterling or 9k rose gold with ample cutouts lending lacy effects. All are cast, despite the strong resemblance to laser-cut varieties. His suggested retail prices in silver start at €230 or €360 in 9k gold. Jewels are made in the Italian Alps, and Gandini is headquartered in Milan. Just two clothing boutiques and Net-a-Porter.com carry Gandini stateside. The designer does a particularly fine job crafting superpretty and feminine earrings…thus the yummy selection of 10 below.