A Note from Nina
I hope you are well and safe.
I know how lucky I am to have my two daughters near me. But like a lot of you, I am worried about older family members and friends who are more at risk today, like my amazing 87-year-old mother.
To do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the team healthy, I have made the decision to temporarily close our Atelier as of today March 17th until March 31st.
During this time, our Atelier team is here to help, though remotely, with anything you might need.
Below are links to two charities that work hard to support our New York community. I have committed to donating 10% of our sales to them from now until April 30th and encourage you to support them or others in your own community.
www.citymeals.org (supporting the elderly in NYC)
www.nycmammasgiveback.org (supporting mothers and children in NYC)
We will keep in touch with emails about new pieces in our collections, if for anything else to make us dream a little and look forward to a brighter future.
I wish you and yours a safe week, we will ride this wave together. Meanwhile, you are in our hearts,
Nina’s latest visit to the City of Lights
Recently Nina took a voyage to the French capital to showcase her latest collections this season, amongst which “Claire de Lune” and “Les Jardins”. She flew over her newest romantic moonstones, organic grey diamonds, and a colorful array of sapphires, iolites, emeralds, tanzanites, pink topazes, and pops of apple green enamel.
In between appointments, Nina roamed the streets of Paris with Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballestros, who joyfully captured Nina behind the scenes at her hotel and on her visits to galleries, cafes, and rare bookshops. Nina even shared a moment with some French police officers not far from the Palais de l’Elysee. Sadly no sighting of the French president!
See some mementos from her trip below.
In the Garden at the Hotel Le Bristol
Taking to the streets of Paris
New moonstones galore!
Paying homage to a goddess
Who says you can’t garden in heels?
Hungry for some emerald earrings!
A new fluffy friend
Reporting for duty!
All in the details
Sneaking a peek before dinner
Celebrities in Nina Runsdorf
Killing Eve star Sandra Oh wore bespoke Nina Runsdorf earrings to the BAFTA TV tea party this week. The unique emerald earrings on 18k white gold feature icy diamonds and were a perfect fit for the occasion. Nina frequently pairs stand-out emeralds with different cuts of diamonds to enhance the natural beauty of the gem. To learn more about Nina’s process and one-of-a-kind pieces click here.
Pheobe Waller-Bridge English actress and creator of the Amazon original show Fleabag was spotted wearing Nina Runsdorf at the BAFTA TV awards. Waller-Bridge sported Slice Diamond earrings from Nina’s Phoenix collection. Surrounded by fire engine red enamel and pave diamonds the earrings sparkled on the red carpet. Visit our Phoenix collection page here, where you can request to order your own pair.
Gisele Schmidt appeared with her husband Gary Oldman at the Venice Film Festival clad in Nina Runsdorf jewels. She donned archive 18k white gold rose-cut diamond earrings and Nina’s iconic diamond Flip Ring surrounded by pave diamonds. Both pieces shined and sparkled all evening from the bright lights of the red carpet. Explore the extensive Flip Ring collection here and find out about Nina’s bespoke creations here.
Nina Celebrates London Launch With Bespoke Dinner
Following her debut at Harrods in London, Nina hosted a private party with a select group of close friends and press to celebrate this landmark moment for the brand. Nina approached Fiona Leahy Design to create a dreamy botanical scene for the intimate dinner at Wild by Tart’s industrial studio on Eccleston place. The scene was embellished by Nina Runsdorf jewels displayed in organic terrariums, a perfect introduction to for her Harrods premiere and a nod to her first campaign. The designer was joined by her two daughters, Alexa and Kate, who flew in from New York for the occasion.
Nina Runsdorf Premieres at Harrods
Nina Runsdorf opened this April in the famed UK department store, making it her first international pop up boutique. Supported by Parisian creative agency Ohlman Consorti, Nina worked with NY based photographer Bobby Doherty to shoot the first campaign to present her collections to the London and international clientele walking the halls of this retail institution.
Picking from her favorite items and iconic Flip Rings, the highlight maybe her green emerald bracelet inspired by Klimt’s “Pathways” painting. Made entirely of different colored emeralds in blackened 18k gold, the piece reflects on the patience needed to find the stones and the collector nature of its creator.
“Last year I said my dream is to be in Harrods and here we are. It is such an honor to be showcasing my collection with Harrods. It has been a wonderful experience."
The full Flip and Artist collection are also available at Harrods and on Harrods.com for the duration of the month of April.
Gemma Arterton Wears Nina Runsdorf Artist Hoops
Actress Gemma Arterton was spotted wearing hoops from Nina’s newest collection at the 'Vita & Virginia' UK premiere this March.
She wore the Large Mustard Hoop Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold featuring a removable pear-shaped Smokey Topaz charm surrounded by Mustard enamel.
Nina’s latest collection, The Artist, gets a splash of colored enamel inspired by some of Nina’s favorite modern and contemporary artists. The collection includes Flip Rings, Enamel Bands, and Hoop earrings in three sizes.
Nina Runsdorf diamonds cover Vanity Fair
Nina Runsdorf’s Old Mine Diamonds and signet ring grace the cover of February Vanity Fair on actress Laura Dern.
Old Mine Diamonds are a favorite of the designer who has an extensive collection of these vintage diamonds available for viewings at her atelier.
Nina says: "I love old mine diamonds because they look like they have been passed down through generations and are also less faceted than modern diamonds, making them easier to wear. Also it was such an honor to see them worn by Laura Dern. Thank you Vanity Fair"
R+Co Gets a Flair of Nina Runsdorf
Nina Runsdorf offered select press and buyers a preview of her new SS2019 collections at R+Company in New York City this November. A personal collector of modern art and furniture, Nina paired her latest enamel creations like the Artist Collection to be displayed at the boutique’s downtown New York location.
For Fall/Winter 2018 the designer also resurrected her iconic Sliced Diamonds encircling them with brightly colored enamel. “I felt that it was time to bring back Slice in a big way, and with a more contemporary edge,” says Runsdorf.
The result is a playful contrast between the refined and elegant appeal of Sliced Diamonds with a fresh, pop-art bent of colored enamel.