I have a new favorite jewelry designer. Have you heard of Charlotte Chesnais? I just discovered her beautiful, sculptural designs the other day while browsing at The Line (where of course they would carry a super chic, under the radar French jewelry designer). This is the pair of earrings that I fell for in the shop; they’re somehow both simple and ornate at the same time, and are so delicate and beautiful in person. I don’t wear much jewelry besides my wedding rings, but I do tend to find myself drawn towards a great pair of earrings or a pretty ring, and now pretty much everything in Chesnais’ current line.
Chesnais got her start working under Nicholas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, where she designed jewelry for the brand before launching her debut collection early last year. Her jewelry is designed and handmade in Paris, and is available in the US online at places like Matches, Net a Porter and The Line.
A few of my favorite pieces are below: