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Ippolita on her Rock Candy Collection

Regina Campbell

October 16, 2015

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Ippolita Rostagno’s jewelry collections are testaments to her Italian heritage and lifestyle. For the spring season, the jewelry sculptor took inspiration from some of her favorite childhood places, Italian candy stores. The Spring 2015 Rock Candy Collection is delightful and fun just like the shops in Florence that Ippolita still visits every chance she gets. Here, Ippolita shares her mood board for the collection, along with her favorite pieces and the story behind the jewelry that will make you want to run to the store and browse online as soon as you have finished reading this post.

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NM: What memories come to mind when you think about Italian candy stores?
IR: Color! Such an amazing array of colors. Walking into the shops with my sister and seeing the bowls of incredible candies displayed before us, they always looked so precious –almost too beautiful to eat! But, of course, we did.

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NM: Do you visit the stores regularly when you travel to Italy?
IR: Of course! It’s impossible not to make time to indulge in the sweet luxuries of Italy. No matter your age, it immediately brings back that feeling of pure excitement, when your eyes wander across the vibrant displays to select the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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NM: Which ones are your favorite ones? Where are they located?
IR: Caffe Gilli is an iconic spot in Florence – charming, romantic and great for people watching.

NM: Women love to relate jewelry to candy and vice versa. How do you feel when you wear your Rock Candy pieces?
IR: The Rock Candy collection is full of personality and emotion. Vibrant, sexy, fresh and sophisticated – just like the woman who wears it.

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NM: What stones did you use for the Rock Candy Spring 2015 collection?
IR: Citrine, pink opal, peridot and ruby were used in a big way this season – a kaleidoscopic of colors.

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NM: Name an everyday piece from the collection.
IR: The line this season is truly the next generation of Ippolita classics. Stud earrings in gold and silver in a variety of colors will be the earrings you reach for everyday.

NM: Name a standout piece from the collection that every woman should invest in.
IR: I am lusting over our new silhouette – a stunning gemstone tennis bracelet.

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