Suzanne KalanJewelry Artist
"The first thing I think about when designing a new piece is 'Would I want to wear this myself?'" Suzanne Kalan attributes her intensely personal approach to design to her mother, who handmade all her clothes; her father, a jewelry-store owner; and her husband, a diamond setter. She hand picks every gemstone with a keen eye for color, traveling the world to ensure each stone is uniquely cut to fit her collection. Her pieces are at once modern and classic, with a natural elegance all their own.