INSPIRED by the vastness of the universe and modern in her execution, Alina Abegg may have launched her fine jewellery relatively recently, but she’s already garnering celebrity fans including Diane Kruger and Rita Ora. Vogue meets the designer behind the celestial gems.
Sum up your aesthetic in five words.
Funky-chunky, eclectic, bold, playful and sculptural.
Describe the woman who wears your jewellery.
The Alina Abegg woman is independent, sensual and free-spirited. Her style is a skillful mix of contemporary chic, street sensibility and pop culture references. She likes to have fun and be creative with the jewellery she wears. She is a woman who would choose quality over quantity any day so she has a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and a trained eye for gemstones.
What is your most popular piece right now?
People are responding well to all our cosmic pieces but they are going especially crazy for the alien pieces – the alien ring, micro alien ring, and micro alien hoops. I believe this positive response is partly connected to people’s ongoing fascination with the beauty of outer space. It is still one of human beings’ least explored frontiers and the idea of being able to visit and eventually inhabit other planets doesn’t seem as far away as it used too. Until that happens, however, you can get your personal piece of cosmic escape at Alina Abegg Jewels.
What is your next big hit; which piece will everyone be wearing in a year’s time?
Right now we are working at top speed on expanding the Cosmic Escape Collection with new fun additions since we have been experiencing such high demand for it. The next collection, however, is also already in the works! It is going to be earthbound and I will be exploring the Far East. For exclusive sneak peaks check out our daily Insta stories!
Who would you love to see wear one of your pieces?
Ever since I was a little girl I have been a big fan of Edie Sedgwick, so I would have loved to see her wearing my Saturnation Hoops with one of her famous sleeveless metallic shift dresses. From the modern-day gals it would be a dream to see Chloë Sevigny sporting AA Jewels. I think she would love the alien ring and the micro alien hoops.