"My jewelry is for grownups," says Leo de Vroomen, "it's not for the fainthearted. It's for women who have confidence and are as careful about their jewelry as their clothes." De Vroomen says that you have to try his pieces on, especially the earclips, to find the shape that best suits your face and complexion. Jewelry makes a fashion statement," he says. "It's a strong part of you. And the hardest thing to get right is the earring. With a fabulous coat and the right clip you can go anywhere." De Vroomen—born in Holland and based in London—specializes in enamel work and repoussé and absolutely shines in the way he uses large colored gemstones, creating bold dramatic pieces such as a moss-green enamel cushion-shaped earclips with square citrines ($5,350); matching bangle bracelet ($17,500); pink cabochon tourmaline and Tahitian pearl necklace ($43,000); matching pink tourmaline ring ($5,400). All are in 18-karat yellow gold.
For information: 914-672-7672 or 44-20-7837-4914.