Over the course of her 23 years as a sales manager for the Brazilian jewelry designer Antonio Bernardo, Monica Lerina regularly traveled to the United States, Europe, and Asia to manage the brand’s commercial relationships with its global network of retailers.
One of her favorite stops was Munich, where she and Bernardo, both based in Rio de Janeiro, exhibited at the Inhorgenta fair. Known as a hub for design-forward jewelers, the German fair has long attracted European retailers searching for striking, minimalist jewels from both established and up-and-coming makers.
In February, Lerina, who now runs her own jewelry consultancy specializing in inventory curation, VIP customer care, and sales training, returned to Inhorgenta after a 12-year absence to discover the latest trends.
“I’m happy I went,” she tells JCK. “I was missing the ambience, and I was happy to see the trends and meet old friends. Mostly, I went to see what’s new.”
Below, Lerina, who splits her time between Rio and Lisbon, recaps the trends, brands, and styles that stood out:
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