Jewelry designer Casey Singer has always been drawn to sparkle and glitter. So she channeled her passion into creating Love and Luck Jewelry last May, capitalizing on her experience at prominent luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels and Jennifer Miller to develop the line. (Think delicate rings, agate necklaces, coral Buddha pendants.) New pieces are produced daily (and they might even bring you a bit of love and luck this new year). Here’s a glimpse into Singer’s inspirations and intuitions.
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL: How did you get into designing jewelry?
CASEY SINGER: I’ve always wanted to design my own, it was just a matter of when. I started making jewels for myself and wound up selling pieces right off my neck that same week. It’s been a business ever since!
Who or what inspires you?
My grandmother and mother have always been my biggest inspirations. Even now, having my own jewels, I still love to borrow. I have always been obsessed with antique and estate jewelry.
What is your favorite medium or stone to work with?
I love working with yellow and rose gold and, of course, diamonds. It’s always exciting, though, to find that new stone.
What is a big jewelry trend you anticipate for 2010?
One great statement piece—jewels that tell a story or are great conversation pieces. To me, less is always more!
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