More than 70 years have passed since Nina Ricci opened her Parisian fashion house, but her name remains a powerful symbol of luxury and elegance.
The Nina Ricci brand finally hit the shores of the United States this spring with the launch of the Nina Ricci fine-jewelry collection. The line is based on several common themes—hearts, ribbons, butterflies, and water—loosely interpreted for feminine, romantic jewels in a practical, wearable style.
Featuring both lower-priced silver merchandise and upscale gold and diamond lines, the style is perhaps best represented in sleek gold and semiprecious styles that are sculptural and modern, yet organic and feminine. The Morning Dew necklace, for example, has a sleek line and features tear-shaped gems—either topaz in white gold or a mix of warm autumnal stones in yellow gold—with a sprinkling of diamonds to represent drops of water.