Influenced by the warm hues of the Caribbean and the art
deco "power cuffs" starlets wore in the 1940s, Hassan Bounkit jewelry
exudes the kind of sparkly, sophisticated glamour magpies like we can't ignore.
Already embraced (and worn) by Salma Hayek, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Vanessa Williams and Mariel Hemingway, just to name a few fans, Hassan Bounkit is a man-made-in-the-USA jewelry line which incorporates unique, hand-carved elements, making each piece -- even if it's the same design
-- completely one-of-a-kind. Utilizing organic materials from semi-precious stones and shells to mahogany, Bounkit's look is fresh, eye-catching and unmistakably lavish.
Hassan Bounkit, a native Moroccan with a warm smile, began in couture fashion
in Florence, then moved to New York in 1989, where he worked with Nicole Miller and Arnold Scaasi, among others. He launched his own line of jewelry in 2006 and was met with rave reviews
for his striking collection. A recession
survivor, he now produces three collections per year, which you can find made-to-order online
or at Saks
Fifth Avenue and high end boutiques.
His magnificently architectural designs are statement pieces you'll base your whole wardrobe around -- and for one-of-a-kind jewelry, the prices are extraordinary. Check out a few of our favorites from his current treasure trove below: