Gaia Repossi’s Big Bling
Gaia Repossi is setting new rules for fine jewelry. While she works at her family’s nearly 100-year-old Place Vendôme house, her approach to precious metal and stones is anything but traditional. For instance, her ear cuffs, as well as her multi Berbère rings, are must-haves for fashionable cool girls like Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth. And although her forward-thinking, often diamond-sprinkled wares indeed have an haute edge, she has never worked with large stones. Until now, that is. At an appointment yesterday, Repossi unveiled “Serti sur Vide” (which translates to “Set on Empty”), a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces that feature wide set, hand set stones. Our favorite ring is made with two diamonds: a twenty-four carat stone sparkles at the base of the hand and, in an innovative twist, the setting arcs under the finger and a six carat diamond sits on top. “My idea was to surprise people and show them that a large stone can still look modern and not age the [wearer],” Repossi told Style.com. Because of the hidden setting, the diamonds look as though they’re floating on your finger. It’s delicate, futuristic, and perfect for a twenty-first-century princess.