Social Anarchy is blurring the lines between fashion and fine jewelry, a practice we’re seeing more and more in the fine jewelry arena. Giovanna Wright, designer and founder of the four-year-old, New York–based company, knows firsthand about striking the delicate balance between following trends and wearing the classics. She is a former freelance stylist for women’s lifestyle magazines like Self, Lucky, and Shape and has spent time in the fashion world.
“I’m totally a New Yorker,” Wright says. “I’m very specific in my style. But to me being an editor wasn’t about being a fashionista. I was more into fitness and lifestyle.” To that end, she has created a jewelry collection that walks the fine line between delicate classics and edgy, fashion-forward pieces. She primarily works with recycled 14k yellow and rose gold, while her white gold pieces are dipped in black rhodium. All her stones—white and black diamonds—are conflict-free.
In the future, Wright says she’s considering adding some color, specifically rubies and blue sapphires. She’s also working to source stones and metals to keep the price points affordable. Having grown up in an Italian-American family on Long Island, Wright says her jewelry is steeped in her ancestors’ culture and Social Anarchy reflects who she is. “I’m a jeans and tank top kind of girl,” she says. “I don’t change my fashion aesthetic. As far as jewelry is concerned, I believe in quality and I personally curate my pieces so that I can wear them for years and years and years.”
Ear cuff with chain, from $120; Social Anarchy.
Diamond pin studs, $480
Drop diamond chain earrings, from $345
Double diamond drop shoulder-duster, $640
(Top: Diamond hinge knuckle hugger, $2,620)
Kristin Young is writing the All That Glitters blog while Amy Elliott is on maternity leave.