We caught up with Elina Bergert, the beauty behind one of London's rising jewelry brands Coco's Liberty. — CocosLiberty.com
Describe your designs in three words: Minimal. Fierce. Statement.
How did you get started in the jewelry industry? I have been into jewelry since I was a child. My father is a dentist, and he would teach me how to create jewelry with left over gold. Ever since then, I have developed a love for unique jewelry.
As I grew up, I could never find the jewelry I was interested in, so I took goldsmith classes on weekends while studying law. After working as a lawyer for two years in Hamburg, I quit to pursue my love of modern jewelry design. I’m currently on a year break from a Jewelry Design Degree at Central Saint Martins in London to build up Coco ́s Liberty.
What materials do you most like to work with? I love working with 18ct solid yellow gold, as I personally only wear yellow gold. I love the fact that it looks nice the entire time you work with it. Since it’s quite expensive, I have developed a love for solid silver which I then have plated.
What’s one thing jewelry design has taught you about life? Patience. An amazing jewelry piece cannot be rushed, it needs love and affection.
What’s your greatest professional accomplishment to date? I was selected by Alexander McQueen ́s Sarabande Foundation as the “next big thing” in the jewelry world through Shaun Leane. Furthermore, I am really proud that, not even out of jewelry college, I ́ve made Cocós Liberty a go-to brand for scandi minimal chic jewelry with a London edge.
What’s one thing people would never guess about you? Probably that I am fostering five elephants and two little orangutans.
Priceless to you means: Spending quality time with my sister and her three rescue dogs which I love to bits and pieces.
Avant-garde jewelry designer Seville Michelle launches her latest collection, Choke Me.
RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to legendary musician David Bowie with the Limited Edition Freelancer “David Bowie,” timepiece.
She began her career in the museum world, now Loren Nicole is sharing her passion and expertise with her exquisite line of jewelry.
Meet Abigail Youdim the creative force behind Tel Aviv-based line, Ya Jewelry.
It seems the sky is the limit when it comes to 3D printing, just ask jewelry designer Melissa Santelmo of Manoa's Jewelry.
Treat yo'self with our favorite rings under $100.00!
Take flight with Moshiko Art's entrancing Manta-Rey ring.
When it comes to statement jewelry, you can't go past Alidra Alic.
Jewelry designer Helen Ficalora is celebrating the TCS New York Marathon this week with a special collection dedicated to the thrill of the chase.
Hand-crocheted in Paris, Okapi Knits is transforming the way we see crochet.
Adi Lev Design presents the ultra-chic, minimalistic ear cuff of our dreams.
We get the scoop from jewelry designer and founder, Audrius Krulis.
We talk tunes, sentiment and design choices with Israel-based jewelry designer Elina Gleizer.
Chic, talented and driven we catch up with fine jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann.
Gold, silver, and crystal will forever remain supreme thanks to Mews London's enchanting Crystal V Necklace.
We chat with Alia bin Omair, an Emirati jewelry artist born and raised in Dubai.
Roberto Coin, internationally renowned jeweler, opens a new boutique in partnership with London Jewelers.
Future stars are sure to be born with this dazzling Gold Bella Star Ring from SB London.
Simple, yet profound, this Celeste Bracelet by Deepa Gurnani is definitely worth adding to your upcoming Fall Style collection.
Nature meets fashion in the Carnelian & Gold Leaf earcuff from Meriko London.
Turn everything you touch to gold with the fitted Decorio Ring from Conor Joseph.
The Double Sam cuff from Contour Studio is the edgy accessory your jewelry collection needs.
The Disperse Gold Pendant from Saloukee makes paper fashionable.
Bring out your inner warrior with this Spartan Helmet ring by French designer Sammael.
Ellie Air's Jumbo Stella Hoops are fit for the cosmos.
The ultimate show stopper for lovers of statement jewelry — and nature's unsung heroes.
It's hip to be square, particularly with this geometric 3D printed ring from designer Melissa Borrell.
Dive into the beautiful world of Contour Studio, and meet the designers behind the brand: Lior Shulak-Hai and Galit Barak.
Master craftsman and jeweler, Audrius Krulis, launches his stunning handcrafted Sunfall fine jewelry collection.
We talk stylish design with silver-specialist and jewelry designer Sara Robertsson.