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Stephanie Wynne and Jenny Klatt's jewelry line Jemma Wynne started the way most great businesses do—the designers, who met while working in product development, spotted a hole in the market and set about filling it. "We couldn't find everyday jewelry that felt rich and luxurious," Stephanie told us when we stopped by the duo's Fifth Avenue studio. "Everything is comfortable, it's light and it lays on you really well. Our pieces can be super dressy, but they can also be worn with a T-shirt and ripped jeans."
This season, Stephanie and Jenny have updated their signature open bangles with extra flash. "We call it 'Revival' because there's a mixture of things from years past," Jenny says of their latest collection. "There's a little Deco with some '70s and '80s chains mixed in." And, for the first time ever, New Yorkers will be able to browse Jemma Wynne's lineup—the label has found a permanent home at Crosby Street's Broken English.
18 karat gold diamond and blackened pavé diamond jewelry: Shield ring, $13,650; Marquis diamond closed bangle, $6,510; Diamond bullet bangle, $10,710; Emerald, diamond pavé, and chain studs, $3,570
“We launched an ear jacket this year,” Jenny says of the newest addition to the line. “The backs and the fronts are sold separately so you can mix and match.”
18 karat gold 'Privé' ear cuffs in Diamond, $5,670; and Tanzanite, $3,570
18 karat gold 'Revival' earrings with emeralds, diamonds, and black onyx, $13,650
18 karat gold 'Privé' diamond baguette bangle with blackened ruby pavé, $5,985; 18 karat gold limited edition bangle with diamond bullets, $10,710
“Our line is casual luxury,” Jenny says. “We touch on the trends, but we don’t go super into them. Fine jewelry should be worn forever.”
18 karat gold limited edition bangle with boulder opal and diamonds, $6,615
“We have a personalized collection, where you can engrave a bangle with letters, or with a date,” Stephanie says. Check out Jemma Wynne’s take on the ID bracelet, at the bottom of her bangle stack.
18 karat gold 'Privé' bangle with onyx and pavé diamonds, $4,620
18 karat gold 'Revival' diamond studs, $995 to $1,050 each
18 karat gold 'Revival Love Knot' necklace with emeralds, $56,700
“Modern, geometric shapes are a staple of our collection. Every season we find a new way to update them,” says Stephanie.
18 karat gold 'Covet' rosecut diamond shield ring with blackened pavé, $13,650
18 karat gold 'Revival' earrings with pavé diamonds and draping chains, $5,040
18 karat gold 'Privé' Tahitian gray pearl ear climbers, $2,940
18 karat gold, emerald and diamond 'Revival' cuff with chain and pavé detail, $10,500
“We were both working in product development and we felt like we had a very similar aesthetic,” Stephanie says of Jemma Wynne’s origins. “We were young and a little naive. It takes a bit of that."