October 18, 2011

go/see/buy: ippolita boutique at neiman marcus.

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sometimes you find jewelry that is timeless or modern or bohemian, or a piece that you only wear at night or on weekends or to work. ippolita designed and made her jewelry to be worn anytime, anywear and that can pair with any type of style, whether you’re more boho or minimalist. on friday, i had the pleasure of checking out the new ippolita shop at neiman marcus, the first of its kind in the u.s. the shop was designed by ippolita herself, using coral, walnut, and hand-carved bronze with custom metal grilles, and is accented with custom jewelry fixtures and sculptures.

the boutique features the full ippolita collection of sterling silver, 18 karat gold, diamond, and rosé, plus the new fall collections hard gloss (resin & gemstone in colors like bordeaux and hunter green), wicked (featuring blackened sterling silver, gemstones, and diamonds) and collections exclusive to neiman’s san francisco. i am in love with the rose gold collection, especially the pieces featuring smoky quartz.

ippolita sold her first collection to bergdorf goodman in 1999 and since then has been launching her collections, working with new materials, and building her fanbase. she believes that jewelry shouldn’t just be for special occasions or an evening out, and she also believes that jewelry should be collected, and that more is better: rings and bracelets stacked, necklaces layered, mixing metals.

each piece has her personal touch: stones are hand-polished, the crinkled collection is hand-hammered, the organic shapes are hand-formed. the company even developed their own mix of gold (called “green” gold) that looks great on different skintones. prices start at just under $200 to over $20,000 for pieces with semiprecious stones and diamonds, but it’s definitely worth it…it’s the jewelry you’ll have forever and can wear whenever.

the ippolita boutique is at neiman marcus san francisco, geary & stockton streets, or follow them on facebook or twitter.

first pic scanned by me and courtesy of ippolita