JCK Asks…Ippolita

The former sculptress reveals the philosophy behind her big bangle theoriesYou don’t need a sweet tooth to love Rock Candy—Ippolita’s  delicious gem-studded collection to which women everywhere have developed a serious addiction. Even the Ippolita styles are yummy—Lollipop earrings, Gelato bangles…all crafted with fresh, juicy jewels like Brazilian ­amethyst, blue topaz, and champagne citrine. JCK was experiencing a serious sugar craving, so we called the Manhattan-based, Italian-born artist  (she studied sculpture at Florence’s Istituto d’Arte) to get our fix.Age: AgelessNumber of years in the biz: 17Number of employees you oversee: 50, with lots of helpJet Set earringsFamily/pets: I have a daughter, Maya.Describe your personal style: Extravagant from the neck upFirst piece you ever designed: Gold Squiggle bangleThe single piece of jewelry you can’t live witho

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