By and  on May 21, 2012

PHILLIPS HOUSE, A PHILLIPS FRANKEL COMPANY

It’s all in the family for two-year-old jewelry brand Phillips Frankel: Mother Lisa Frankel and daughter Danielle helm design, while eldest son Derek and Danielle’s husband, Alex Nemiroff, head up the marketing and business sides.

The label, available in 40 doors including London Jewelers and Harrods, will exhibit its fine jewelry for the first time at the Couture show. The company has expanded upon its core of delicate gold and diamond button bracelets, diamond stackable rings, pavé diamond pendants and elegant semiprecious stone offerings with four new collections for this show.


A $12,000 pendant from the Wildflower line — made of yellow gold, diamond, spinel, chalcedony and black mother-of-pearl and inspired by Tim Walker’s photograph of Eglingham Hall with balloons — is the collection’s show stopper, but a gray agate ring blanketed in a black diamond “flame” from the Elements collection is another standout.

There are also plenty of geometric references, orange sapphires, unlikely color combinations, even more leopard jasper (a favorite semiprecious stone of the Frankels that they’ve paired with rubies for the first time), and an emphasis on prongs.

“Too often, the goal with structural elements (like prongs) is to simply hide them. In many cases, I feel that’s a missed opportunity to add something beautiful and signature to the piece,” Danielle Frankel said of the new prongs designed in the shape of the petals from the brand’s logo. “They should be viewed as another aesthetic component of the overall piece — not a separate structural requisite — to blend fashion with function and add to the design, as well as to bring our signature to the forefront of the piece.”

— RACHEL STRUGATZ

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