The design partnership of Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin makes Jemma Wynne jewelry a favorite of celebrity style setters Rihanna, Mila Kunis, and Reese Witherspoon. On March 9, this talented team will be introducing a line of exclusive pieces at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.
How did you meet? Jenny Klatt: We met thirteen years ago while working at a large fine jewelry house in NYC. We both always loved art, design and jewelry, so it is no coincidence that we found our way to the same place. Stephanie Wynne Lalin: We could not stop talking to each other about anything and everything related to jewelry. I knew we were jewelry soul mates!
Describe your shared aesthetic. SWL: We love pieces that are luxurious, but effortlessly worn. Rich gold, jewel toned emeralds and sapphires, and diamonds mixed in a way that is not fussy.
What differing aesthetics do each of you bring to Jemma Wynne? SWL: I have a tailored aesthetic: simple, modern, geometric… Jenny brings a casual, relaxed, and feminine feel. She has an amazing eye and is very good at looking at the collection and individual pieces and knowing exactly what it needs.
Describe your quintessential client. JK: She loves to wear her jewelry every day. She mixes and matches with high and low pieces and always makes it look effortless and chic. SWL: She appreciates the fine craftsmanship of our pieces and understands the value of the rich stones and materials we use, but is not afraid to wear the pieces she loves every day.
What are your favorite materials to work with? SWL: We love mixing gold with emeralds and using uniquely shaped diamond cuts. The mix of yellow gold with emeralds brings a richness we don’t see with other stones. Lately we are mixing our rich gold shade with blackened diamonds and gorgeous Ethiopian and Australian opals. The opals are all geometric in shape but have this amazing ethereal femininity to them. They feel rich and magical all at the same time!
How did the partnership with Neiman Marcus take shape? JK: Over the past nine years we have cultivated a very strong following on the West Coast. We were already working with the Neiman Marcus Group, so it seemed like the natural next step for us to launch at Neiman’s Beverly Hills. Their customers are aligned with our vision and aesthetic.
Share some of the pieces that will be a part of this collaboration. SWL: We focused the selection on a combination of our Prive Luxe collection, which is a much more luxurious version of our core collection (think everyday pieces encrusted with diamonds!), emerald and diamond pieces, and really special one of a kind Opal pieces. We wanted to push ourselves to go above and beyond for this collaboration!