French jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac opens her first NYC store for her high-end baubles, usually found in luxe retailers such as Barneys New York. The decor was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s small theater in Versailles and is a reflection of De Taillac’s color-driven aesthetic, with label-encrusted powder-blue walls, crystal lamps, velvet chairs and a silver-coated ceiling. All of the earrings ($550–$20,000), rings ($1,200–$60,000), pendants ($70–$4,000) and necklaces ($3,500–$100,000) are one of a kind and made by hand. De Taillac uses a unique briolette cut inspired by ancient Indian artisans and typically reserved for diamonds, which makes the stones sparkle brightly in 22-karat gold. Try on playful charm bracelets ($70–$375), reversible rings with rubellite and fire opals ($7,665) and stunning collar necklaces with apatite and 22-karat gold feathers ($44,845). For gem-loving men, there are even rose quartz cuff links ($5,385–$7,315).
Marie-Hélène de Taillac
|Venue name:||Marie-Hélène de Taillac|
20 E 69th St
|Cross street:||at Madison Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|