BIG MOUTH: Solange Azagury-Partridge is bringing her lower-priced ring line Stateside. The English jewelry designer’s “Hotlips” line will launch with a dedicated U.S. e-commerce site today.
By contrast, the Hotlips will sell for $95. They come in a rainbow of color ways from beige to navy to hot pink.
“I have my shop in America. I just think it makes sense to bring them over as well,” said Azagury-Partridge.
The designer does not find risk in offering a costume version of her most famous fine-jewelry design. “Some people always want to have the more expensive version of something. If you love something, it’s harder-wearing, longer-lasting. These less expensive versions are more like fashion items — you can change colors according to the season or your mood,” she said.
The two iterations are different in their subtle details.
Said Azagury-Partridge: “They are not quite the same dimensionally, the [higher-end version] is slightly more refined, they are more handmade, hand-finished.”