MILAN — Dolce & Gabbana’s first line of jewelry hits stores today in Milan, Paris and London. The collection, which bows in the U.S. in December, will be available at the brand’s boutiques only. Retail prices range from $975 to $24,500.
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The 80-piece line hinges on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s personal iconography rooted in Sicilian tradition: crosses, black jade rosaries and delicate filigree ceramic images of the Virgin Mary. Precious materials include tricolor gold, rubies, sapphires and pearls. Charms range from hand-engraved keys and coins to hearts, hexes and horseshoes, dangling from bracelets and necklaces, or from rings as pendants.
The designers presented the collection during Milan Fashion Week in September. Gabbana said at the time that the jewelry is “unmistakably Dolce & Gabbana.” According to Dolce, the jewels “have an intimate feel, they almost look like you could have inherited them.”