I Want Candy: Ippolita

New Years Resolution #2: stock up on some of the  hottest statement jewelry around!

This year its all about Bold Color and Shine! 

What do I want?  I want Candy!  Ippolita’s Rock Candy Collection!

(above: Ippolita Bottlecap ring and Mini Lollipop earring from Rock Candy Collection)

(above: left to right Carrie Underwood, Chloe Sevigny and Krysten Ritter in Ippolita)

Celebrity fav jewelry designer Ippolita- known for her signature bangles and developing her own hue of Gold- sat down with me to discuss her inspiration, style and tips for men and women on selecting the perfect jewelry pieces.

Q: What inspired you to create your own shade of gold?

I: Growing up in Italy, I was always enamored by the color of gold as represented in paintings and antiquaries throughout the ages.  It’s a very bright and vibrant gold and as I began developing my collection, I wanted to capture the spirit of what that felt like in my mind.
Q: How should women make the choice between wearing gold or silver?

I: For me, it can be as simple as how I am feeling on a particular day.  The wonderful thing about all three of my metals, 18k gold, sterling silver and Ippolita Rose is that they compliment a variety of skin tones- making any choice is the right one.
 Q:  Your pieces navigate flawlessly between trendy/fashion forward and classic!  How do you maintain this balance?

I: I appreciate the grace of simple design and am drawn to, as most people are, sculptural, organic shapes- they are familiar, flattering and comfortable to wear- this is what makes a design timeless.  The fashion for me is all about beautiful colors, unique and interesting materials and the unexpected mixing- like, a brilliantly cut stone set in a shiny geometric resin bangle.

 Q:  If a woman could only have 1 piece of jewelry this season what should it be?  What would make the biggest statement?

I: There are so many options- silver and bold color always make a statement- a multi-stone party ring in bright olive from my Wonderland Collection or an eye-catching turquoise and gold drop earring- both are a great way to stand out.
Q: What is the best advice you have for a man on buying jewelry for a woman?

I: Pay attention to those moments when she’s at her most confident- what is she wearing- something bold and colorful or something simple and chic- choose a style that matches this and you can’t go wrong.

You can find Ippolita at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas or at www.ippolita.com

Last weeks lucky winner are: Brian O. for Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Ragen M. for Red Velvet Cafe…Congrats and thanks for reading!

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  1. I really like the Ippolita shade of gold. When I was a kid I always liked the jewelry that had gold, white gold & rose gold on it; is that tacky?

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