The gorgeous power of Loriann Jewellery’s Fashionable Renaissance.

I cherished Loriann Jewellery’s Fashionable Renaissance assortment earlier than I even noticed it.

My introduction to this attractive new line got here through a cellphone name from the designer, Lori Friedman. I stood in my kitchen as Lori walked me by means of the gathering’s evolution and inspiration; her phrases portray footage in my thoughts.

I needed to wait just a few extra months earlier than I had the pleasure of seeing Loriann Jewellery’s Fashionable Renaissance assortment for myself in actual life, however oh my goodness, my darlings. It was well worth the wait.

The Magdalena and Anastasia pendants from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Moonstone necklaces with black enamel.

It’s considered one of my favourite issues on this planet to see a jewellery designer’s aesthetic evolve over time, and I’ve now had the pleasure of that includes a number of totally different collections of Loriann Jewellery‘s work right here on Diamonds within the Library.

As one may count on, the Fashionable Renaissance assortment was strongly influenced by the artwork of the Italian Renaissance. It options daring enamel, fleur-de-lis motifs, and sword and shield-inspired designs.

However it is usually an homage to the idea of the Renaissance Lady: the robust and curious “Jill-of-all-trades” soul who wears many hats, has many pursuits, and likes to discover new issues.

These enamel, diamond, spinel and moonstone rings are from Loriann Jewelry's latest collection, which is inspired by Renaissance jewelry

The additional Lori bought into Fashionable Renaissance, the extra she realized that it was actually a tribute to at least one specific Renaissance lady: her personal mom, Lily, who had lately handed away. In her personal phrases:

After [my mother] handed within the Spring, I used to be flooded with the emotional affect of how a lot affect she had on my life and far of what I realized and my many pursuits have been gleaned by means of osmosis. My love of nature, artwork and artwork historical past, vintage jewellery, music and cooking have been a few of the presents she bestowed upon me.

I’m grateful to have skilled a childhood that was so wealthy in tradition and custom and that I used to be capable of translate this into my artwork kind to share with others. My Mom was a real Fashionable Renaissance lady and this assortment is my tribute to her.”

– Lori Friedman

It’s no surprise this assortment is so compelling and impactful, with such a strong emotional resonance behind its inspiration.

The Magdelena Fleur de Lis earrings from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Black enamel, diamond, and moonstone earrings in gold.

The Fashionable Renaissance assortment makes use of colorway of yellow gold accented with black enamel, black spinel, iridescent moonstones, and black and white diamonds.

These are the Magdelena earrings, top-of-the-line examples of how this assortment powerfully juxtaposes power and delicacy by pairing the drama of the black enamel with the elegant, slender curves of the fleur-de-lis accents and the soap-bubble fragility of these moonstone teardrops.

The Giovanna ring by Loriann Jewelry with black spinel and black diamonds in gold. Inspired by Renaissance jewelry!

The Giovanna ring (a private favourite of mine) is maybe Fashionable Renaissance’s most overt reference to Renaissance period jewellery, with its excessive profile, quatrefoil form, dramatic shoulders, and reverse-set black spinels.

It’s additionally simply an extremely badass and exquisite piece of jewellery, IMHO. Sporting it made me really feel like a warrior queen who can do something. Each time I put this ring down, I’d discover myself choosing it up once more to find a brand new element or enjoyment of a recent angle.

(Click on right here to go to my Pinterest board of Renaissance Jewelry when you’d like a reminder of what OG Renaissance rings appear like.)

Three heart necklaces from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Yellow gold with diamonds and moonstone.

Giovanna isn’t Fashionable Renaissance’s solely instance of progressive stone setting. For those who look intently on the coronary heart pendants above, you’ll see that the pendant on the fitting options reverse-set diamonds and sleek-channel set stones whereas the pendant beneath options so many reverse-set diamonds that it nearly seems to be feathered fairly than lined in diamonds.

The impact is gorgeous, but it surely’s additionally robust: this isn’t only a comfortable, fairly coronary heart, it’s a coronary heart that’s as robust because the diamonds that adorn its floor, representing a love that by no means ends.

The Lily Fleur de Lis earrings from Loriann Jewelry's Modern Renaissance collection. Black enamel, diamond, and moonstone earrings in gold.

Swords and shields have been among the many symbols of power that Lori stored in thoughts whereas designing Fashionable Renaissance, as one can clearly see within the elegant size of the Lily fleur-de-lis earrings, one of many types named after the designer’s mom.

As soon as once more, we have now a strong mix of delicacy and power, mild and darkish, shine and matte repeated time and again with the enamel and the gold, the curves of the fleur-de-lis, the echo of weaponry.

I feel that juxtaposition of opposites is actually why this assortment is so profitable: it displays the attractive contradictions which are inherent within the human expertise; each as an indelible a part of our interpersonal relationships and inside our personal hearts.

The Francesca moonstone ring by Loriann Jewelry. With diamonds and black enamel. Inspired by Renaissance jewelry!

What do you consider Loriann Jewellery’s Fashionable Renaissance, my darlings? Did it resonate with you as strongly because it did with me? Did you’re feeling it within the pit of your abdomen?

Let me know what jumped out at you right here and which items you’ll be dreaming about later whenever you shut your eyes.

An enormous thanks Lori Friedman of Loriann Jewellery, for being a prime notch human and a beautiful pal in addition to a gifted designers. And a heat thanks as properly to the stunning Renee Wilson of Bijoux Jewels in Baltimore, MD, for being so welcoming after I confirmed up at her retailer to do that photoshoot throughout a latest Loriann Jewellery Trunk Present.

Becky Stone of Diamonds in the Library with jewelry designer Loriann Friedman of Loriann Jewelry.
Becky with jewellery designer Lori Friedman on the Loriann Jewellery trunk present at Bijoux Jewels.

For extra from Loriann Jewellery, please go to my Loriann Jewellery archive right here, Lori’s own website here, or her Instagram here.

The artist was sort sufficient to present me a bit of jewellery from this assortment, however my opinions stay my very own.