Colorful Collaborating

Bridging the gap between fashion and fine jewelry, Monica Vinader founded her eponymous line in 2008, which promised accessible jewelry for a new generation of empowered, self-purchasing women. Inspired by her travels abroad and the exotic landscapes and colors of countries like Morocco and India, Vinader’s designs offer a range of contemporary everyday pieces that foster individuality. Without comprising quality, Vinader’s jewelry—which can be stacked, styled, and customized for a personalized look—features reasonably priced diamonds and gemstones that can be worn around the clock.

Since debuting in London, Monica Vinader has developed a global presence, with boutiques in Hong Kong, Dubai, Seoul, Singapore, and New York, including the new Madison Avenue location on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She also has a strong celebrity following with clients such as Olivia Palermo and the Duchess of Cambridge, who is seen regularly wearing Vinader’s green onyx Siren earrings.

Most recently, Vinader introduced a new collection designed in collaboration with fashion editor and longtime friend Caroline Issa. The partnership began when Vinader was visited by Issa in her studio, who was instantly mesmerized and inspired by the beautiful gemstones. The two, with Vinader’s experience and Issa’s eye for style, became an instant dream team, producing a series of gem droplets in bespoke link chains, pendants, and drop earrings defined by characteristics both women love: juicy colors, natural beauty, and positive energy.

“It was quite a playful process of mixing and matching gemstones and color scales, assembling cocktail earrings that would be so juicy you’d never want to take them off,” Issa says. “The fact that Monica has always worked with gemstones, but in a very polished way, was a huge bonus, and because of our honest working relationship, we were quickly able to get a jewelry collection that felt very us.”

Caroline Issa and Monica Vinader.

“The line is a reflection of the joy that went into it—it’s vibrant, completely unique, and curated to make you stand out, and each stone is entirely singular, so no two products within this collection are identical,” says Vinader. Issa adds, “One can’t help but be drawn into their light, their deliciousness, their vibrancy. Choosing between the stones was torture, but the end result feels harmonious and magical.” Above all, the collection also aligns with Vinader’s goal of empowering women. The pieces will make women feel “joyful, confident, and fearless,” says Issa.

So whether you’re in jeans or a ball gown, and looking for a joy-inducing touch that will have heads turning, be sure to check out this special, limited edition collection.

Monica Vinader and Caroline Issa in India.