By Lisa Ferrandino | June 5, 2017 | Style & Beauty
The resident jeweler to SoCal's swell set debuts Colorado-exclusive design in its new shop at the Residences at The Little Nell.
Beach to summit: Newport Beach’s Lugano Diamonds debuts in the mountains with one-of-a-kind Aspen-inspired designs, like this 18k white-gold, titanium, 23-carat rose-cut diamond, and six-carat round brilliant diamond Dew Drop Leaf cuff (price on request).
For Stuart Winston, chief marketing officer and executive director of retail for Lugano Diamonds, the biggest jewelry trend that shoppers should take note of this season isn’t actually a trend but a style philosophy. “Fine jewelry can be worn every day,” says Winston, “not just for special occasions.” And what better way for bejeweled Aspenites to embrace this versatility than with Lugano’s casually chic SoCal pieces—at the jeweler’s newest outpost, which opens in the shops at the Residences at The Little Nell this June. The new salon, Lugano’s first in Colorado, will feature a tranquil space—picture a palette of platinum, vanilla, and soft crystal blue—for a shopping experience that combines sleek modern design with luxe jewelry for the everyday ensemble. “We create items that can be worn dressy or casual, like a pendant that can easily convert to a brooch,” says Winston. Better yet, adds CEO and design director Moti Ferder, are versatile high-design pieces that also capture Aspen’s natural beauty (and give back, too, via donations to the Buddy Program and the Aspen Institute), such as the Carbonium Leaf necklace and the diamond Glacier bracelet. From the coast, everyday emblems of mountain chic—for spring, summer, and beyond. 501 E. Dean St., 970-710-7644
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