Trends

Piece of the Week: Ilaria Lanzoni’s ‘Look of Love’

TrendsJan 15, 2021

Piece of the Week: Ilaria Lanzoni’s ‘Look of Love’

During lockdown last year, the Italian-born designer turned to her childhood for inspiration for a collection centered on the meaning of true love.

During lockdown last year, Ilaria Lanzoni did what so many of us spent our days doing—she reminisced about happier times.

And she turned those reveries into inspiration for a new collection centered on the meaning of true love.

The Italian-born, New York-based designer recalled the nickname her grandmother used for her and her sister: “voglus,” which means “eyes” in the dialect spoken in the region of Northern Italy where she grew up.

“Voglus” conveyed the idea that Lanzoni and her sister were the apples of her grandmother’s eye; she was always happy to see them, and her adoration for her grandchildren was relayed through the sparkle in her eyes. 

Lanzoni distilled the idea of expressing love through one’s eyes into “The Look of Love,” a price-point-friendly 18-karat gold and diamond collection centered on marquise shapes designed to look like the human eye.

For Lanzoni, who has been designing fine jewelry for decades for companies including Hearts On Fire and Garrard in London, The Look of Love is the maiden collection on a new voyage—she is launching her own brand, ILanzoni.

The Look of Love single stud earring featured here as “Piece of the Week” is 18-karat rose gold set with a 0.20-carat marquise-cut diamond. It retails for $750.

For more on Lanzoni and her new collection, as well as her recent collaboration with NeverNoT, check out the designer’s Instagram page or ILanzoni.com.

Michelle Graffis the editor-in-chief at National Jeweler, directing the publication’s coverage both online and in print.

The Latest

CollectionsJun 18, 2021
Piece of the Week: Colette’s Rainbow Eye Pendant

It’s a new addition to the designer’s charm collection.

FinancialsJun 18, 2021
Jewelry Sales Surge in May, Says Mastercard

U.S. jewelry sales were up more than 200 percent year-over-year in May while also exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

Recorded WebinarsJun 17, 2021
Watch: How to Ace the Branding Game

Simon Mortimer offers must-know branding basics for companies that are just starting out or looking for a refresh.

Brought to you by
How to Engage and Sell to Millennials

Millennials were once feared in the diamond industry, but now this younger generation has become today’s largest diamond buying demographic.

CollectionsJun 17, 2021
Foundrae Has an Epic Charitable Giveaway in Honor of Juneteenth

All proceeds of “Juneteenth Medallion” sales, as well as raffle tickets, benefit organizations that support BIPOC.

Weekly QuizMay 20, 2021
This Week's Quiz
Test your knowledge of jewelry news from the week of June 14-18, 2021.
Take the Quiz
SourcingJun 17, 2021
Le Vian Donates Aquaprase Specimens, Jewels to New York’s AMNH

Two rough stones, three polished gems, and two jewels are in the museum’s redesigned gem and mineral halls.

MajorsJun 17, 2021
Mall Owner Washington Prime Group Files for Chapter 11

The company is implementing a restructuring plan after struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brought to you by
A New Golden Age

Gold has had its share of ups and downs over the last 5 decades. Here’s why the metal is having another big comeback.

Events & AwardsJun 17, 2021
Jewelers for Children Brings Back Live Events in Vegas, Dallas

There will also be a virtual component for those not in attendance.

×