The designer Jesse Marlo Lazowski learned about the jewellery industry from an early age through her great-aunt Toby Langerman. After surviving the holocaust, Langerman immigrated to the United States where she eventually opened an antique jewellery business in Brookline, Mass., selling Victorian, Art Deco and Egyptian Revival pieces. Lazowski’s exposure to jewellery history and a 2012 mother-daughter trip to Rajasthan, India — which led her to design her first collection with artisans in Jaipur — laid the foundation for her line, Marlo Laz, which she debuted in 2014. The brand’s new 25-piece collection, Moonstruck, pays homage to Oliver Herford’s 1900 poem of the same name. Among the pieces is a one-of-a-kind three-strand pearl-and-champagne diamond necklace featuring an antique cameo that was discovered by Lazowski’s great-aunt 25 years ago. The collection also includes a celestial rivière necklace, crafted with white diamonds set in blackened gold, accompanied by matching drop earrings. Throughout the collection, Lazowski incorporates coloured gemstones like smoky topaz, deep red rubies and prasiolite, a light sea green quartz. Price on request, marlolaz.com.
Left: a three-strand pearl necklace features an antique cameo set in gold surrounded by 8.39 carats of bezel-set champagne diamonds. Right: a rivière-style necklace with matching earrings made with champagne and white diamonds set into blackened gold. Photograph by Henry Kornaros/Public Opinion.