By Michelle Graff
Roberto Coin said he never has a favorite piece when he designs jewelry. Why? “Because creativity is like falling in love everyday with something. And when you fall in love, then you do it. After you’ve done it, you forget it and you fall in love again.” These rings are from his new Carnaby Street collection.
Basel--Roberto Coin rolled out his usual slew of new collections at Baselworld, some with a ‘70s theme inspired by his time working in the hotel business in the U.K.

“It was another world,” Coin said of the bygone, decadent decade in which he was running The Duke of Richmond Hotel on Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. “People wanted freedom--freedom in life, freedom in love, freedom from politics, freedom from everything.”

But his new pieces weren’t designed to mirror those he saw on the necks, wrists and ears of the many celebrities who passed through his hotel or on the dancefloor of the local discotheque.

As Coin explained, “Whenever you bring back something you bring it back in another manner. Otherwise, it becomes an antique before it was born. You do an interpretation, a modern interpretation of the ‘70s.”

Click through the slideshow below to see pieces in the new Carnaby Street and Rock & Diamonds collections from Roberto Coin as well as new pieces in Gourmette that are paisley-esque.

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