New Zealand born, London-based jeweler Jessica McCormack is making her U.S. debut with a partnership with Moda Operandi, offering a selection of McCormack’s jewelry collections, some one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom-made jewelry boxes.
The e-commerce site offers a curated edit of more than 40 pieces from the diamond jeweler, handpicked by Moda Operandi cofounder and chief brand officer Lauren Santo Domingo.
McCormack began her collections 10 years ago and is known in London for making handcrafted pieces using modern and antique diamonds. Her bespoke pieces, as well as various collections, incorporate Georgian period-style jewelry techniques spliced with a contemporary design aesthetic. McCormack has a retail space in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, which doubles as her workshop.
“When Lauren Santo Domingo and I were planning the trunk show, we both were excited by the opportunity to bring my signature designs to the global Moda client,” McCormack said. “My design aesthetic is to create pieces that are modern with an old-world feel that embody my 4Cs, which are collect, curate, craft and cult. This philosophy very much matches the world Moda Operandi has successfully created.”
The edit sold at Moda includes a party jacket and button-back rings, gypset earrings and the jewelry boxes, which when purchased can be personalized with the wearer’s selection of Jessica McCormack jewels. The boxes include the “Lovers” box — a mahogany apothecary box with lock and key, and the “Moda Operandi” box, designed by McCormack in collaboration with Santo Domingo, featuring brass detailing, a sea-green suede lining, embroidery and pearls.
“Jessica McCormack has been a brand to watch for quite some time,” said Jodi Kaplan, vice president of nonapparel at Moda Operandi. “She seamlessly blends the techniques of the past with a unique, modern style that embodies what is cool today, and at the same time destined to be a coveted heirloom.”
The trunk show is live through Nov. 23 with prices beginning at $500 for a gold chain. The exclusive Moda jewelry box with a selection of the jewelry designer’s pieces retails for $100,000.