Ask anyone who’s ever gone through a rough breakup about their go-to pick-me-up, and they’ll likely tell you one of two things: alcohol and retail therapy. That’s precisely the premise behind Breakup Gems, a new line of fine jewelry designed to recognize the end of a relationship in a positive and meaningful way.
Emphasizing freedom and renewal while embracing new beginnings, the collection includes rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at price points ranging from $85 to more than $10,000. Pieces are crafted in silver, gold, and platinum; most of the designs feature diamonds.
Quirky, tongue-in-cheek descriptions and empowering names grace every piece, like the Freedom Band, I Love Me ring, Joyful Heart necklace, and the Stunningly Single Studs earrings. One ultra-glitzy ring celebrating divorce—the Libertà Divorce Ring (libertà is the Italian word for freedom)—retails at $19,495 and features a one-of-a-kind open-heart design with 119 diamonds alongside three round diamonds representing “release, rebirth, and reward.”
Erika Simmons, creative director of Breakup Gems, said in a statement that her team designed the new line to provide an emotional connection with those taking a new step in life following divorce or breakup. “We buy jewelry to commemorate engagements and weddings,” she explained. “Why not to recognize the dissolution of the union in a meaningful way that supports your new direction in life? [Our jewelry] becomes a constant reminder that the best is yet to come. So live happily ever after!”