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Sarah-Jane Wilde Shares Her California Gems

by C California Style

See what’s catching the jewelry designer’s eyes

Sarah-Jane Wilde.

“Everything looked glossy, shiny, sparkly and wonderful,” jewelry designer Sarah-Jane Wilde says of the celluloid vision that first lured her to L.A. It’s that hyper-real beauty, juxtaposed with gothic undertones, that weaves its way through all of Wilde’s 1970s-inspired work, including frequent collaborations with her best friend, fashion designer Thom Browne, and collections for Maxfield. Her latest concept, dubbed Remember You Must Die, began as a commission for the late David Bowie. “I did not finish fast enough,” she says. “It became a collection about memento mori.” Featuring skeletal iconography—“because that’s what we leave behind”—and other symbols of death and remembrance, the rarefied pieces are rendered in 18-karat white, rose and yellow gold and diamonds. “It’s all about making physical objects connected to our temporary lives to create memories.” Here, the self-described “elegant, flashy-chic grandmother”-styled Wilde, who was raised across Europe and New York, lets us in on the everyday gems that are catching her eye. sarahjanewilde.com.

Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN.

 

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of C Magazine.