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6 Jewelry Brands To See At NouvelleBox During Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week opens Tuesday, bringing with it the latest offerings from independent jewelry brands at showcases including NouvelleBox, back in the city this season with an exciting lineup.

For its fourth season, jewelry showcase NouvelleBox is preparing to take over a series of opulent salons near the Arc de Triomphe, bringing together 17 independent jewelry brands under one roof for international industry perusal. For Fall/Winter 2024, “we are looking forward to welcoming a wonderful mix of brands,” says founder and showroom director Darren Hildrow, by email. “This season, established brands such as Nada Ghazal, Aurelie Bidermann, Kismet by Milka and Yannis Sergakis will be sharing the floor with exciting new brands such as Tabayer, Joule Project and Ouie.“

Founded in 2022 as a platform for connecting brands with industry professionals and buyers, NouvelleBox quickly became a leading showroom for the independent jewelry industry, known for its varied roster of international brands hand-picked by Hildrow. “Once again we will be showcasing both established and up-and-coming designers, to give the buyers and the press an opportunity to discover something new and exciting.”

In Paris for the first time with NouvelleBox are U.S. designers Rachel Quinn and Gabriela Artigas, who Hildrow is introducing to the international market. They will share space with established designers like Yannis Sergakis, and fresh talent including Ukrainian brand Nomis.

Here are six highlights to see if you’re in Paris this week.

Tabayer

Uzbek designer Nigora Tokhtabayeva is back in Paris with her highly covetable, talismanic jewels. Fluid forms espouse the body, drawing on modernist art to produce contemporary amulets in highly polished Fairmined gold, with a dusting of diamonds to accent generous curves. In her latest interpretation of Inanna’s Knot, a Mesopotamian good-luck symbol, the Oera ring wraps the finger, radiant with diamonds.

Rachel Quinn

Sometimes surreal, always sophisticated, Rachel Quinn’s whimsical jewelry is crafted in her Los Angeles studio from precious materials. She reinterprets motifs like hearts, skulls and bullseyes into joyful forms of body adornment, using colored stones and vibrant enamel. Her poetic baroque pearl and white topaz raincloud earrings went cult, and these Dali-esque lips could be set to do the same.

Anoona

Young British brand Anoona honors the moon in the sleek forms of the fine cufflinks and jewelry designed by Creative Director Sadhbh Roux-Fouillet. Handcrafted in Europe using natural materials, a subdued palette and the “poetry of the circle” combine to create sophisticated and wearable jewelry, like these magnificent gold and diamond cascade earrings.

Maya Gemstones

When Olga Pekarevskaia couldn’t find the perfect triangle-cut diamond, she invented own; the Maya cut, and made it the foundation of her own sustainable jewelry brand. After fashion-forward collections like Out of Office with its addictive triangular paperclip earrings, her latest innovation is the Très collection, a line of exquisitely crafted customizable talismans inspired by the Buddhist prayer wheels she saw on a trip to the Himalayas.

Fresh from a pop-up at Bergdorf’s, the Lebanese jewelry designer will be showing her latest pieces, including the Doors of Opportunity collection, exploring hope and positivity in her characteristic style. Classic Ghazal collections like My Muse, an ode to her hometown of Beirut in enamel and brushed gold, and the gemstone-dusted Malak cuffs, channel whispered elegance.

Ouie

Since he first showed in Paris just four seasons ago, self-taught designer Louie Cresswell has grown quite the following for his industrial-inspired genderless jewels. Born of his frustration at poor-quality accessories components during his early career as a stylist, his original design—a diamond-encrusted toggle worn as a necklace, bracelet or even bouji sneaker lace—caught the attention of Dover Street market. Since then, he’s been working to perfect his singular aesthetic, like this key-fob inspired, diamond-dusted ring.

Aurélie Bidermann

On home ground, this cult Parisian jewelry designer is back in the limelight with her unique blend of Paris chic and global nomad. Two stores in Paris—take your pick from Rive Gauche boho and Rive Droite elegance in the Palais Royale while you’re in town—offer her trademark generously proportioned, colorful fashion jewelry, while her more delicate fine jewelry draws on similar naturalist themes, executed in solid metals and a rainbow of gemstones.

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