By: DENISA PALSHA
One thing rings true: jewelry never goes out of style. And when combined with star power, the results are positively dazzling. Just ask Corina Mihaila Larpin, whose bijouterie brand Stefere, available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, is synonymous with Hollywood royalty. We asked the jet setter, who lives between LA, Geneva, Mykonos, Hong-Kong, and Miami, about her favorite trinkets.
“My aesthetic is rock-and-roll meets feminine glam. Our best sellers are snakes and skull motifs, as well as florals and butterflies. As a designer, I am mesmerized by colorful gems. My favorite pieces are the oversized flower rings with miniature Rolling Stones lips. For a more romantic look, I love long butterfly rings. I am obsessed with our emerald hoop earrings, ear-cuffs, or crosses with blue stones, a Mykonian sea inspiration. Madonna has become a big fan and collector of our cross collections, too.”
“Rubies have a special sentimental value for me. My custom-designed ruby nipple jewels for Cardi B’s costume by Thom Browne for the 2019 Met Gala was a media sensation. Rubies carry so much emotion and challenge the status quo. I have number of ruby items in my personal jewelry box.”
“Some of my signature classics are skull-embellished jewels. Lady Gaga and Cher in particular fell in love with our skull-themed jewelry over the years. They wear it so well that we have a lot of women approach us for pieces with skulls.”
“I can’t leave my house without the snake ring. Originally, I designed snake jewelry to overcome my fears. I was afraid of snakes, yet they symbolize good luck. Now I wear them nearly every day. In fact, snake themes in the jewelry industry have become one of the most popular.”
“I love to mix and match. My crowd-stopping look is that with multiple rings. My aesthetic is ‘more is more,’ as I like bold “I love to mix and match. My crowd-stopping look is that with multiple rings. My aesthetic is ‘more is more,’ as I like bold day, and I get stopped by women who love how I wear my jewels with casual, work, or special occasion looks. Stefere may be known because of celebrities, but any woman can access our pieces.”