SAPPHIRE BY JULIE BAKER
SAPPHIRE by Julie Baker adds a modern twist to everyday jewelry staples for women who aren’t afraid to sparkle. With eye-catching colors and rare drop-shaped sapphires paired with 14k gold at the forefront of her work, Julie’s pieces are designed with personal style, movement, and everyday extravagance at the top of mind. SAPPHIRE by Julie Baker aims to redefine everyday luxury in the fine jewelry space, by allowing clients to tailor their jewelry as an expression of their individuality.
Since opening their doors in 2001, Julie Baker Design has become a fan (and celebrity) favorite for elegant, whimsical fine jewelry. Having been sold in prominent stores (such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, and Saks), and featured in over 500 editorial spreads (in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Town and Country, W, and In-Style), her signature taste and eye for design is undeniable.
Re-launching in 2022 as SAPPHIRE by Julie Baker, the prolific designer maintains her signature DNA while bringing in movement, color, and shape, and focusing her designs of rare briolette cut sapphires paired with 14k gold.
Dating back as far as the 17th century, briolette cut stones were massively popular during the Victorian era and are instantly recognizable for their teardrop shape and multi-faceted, light-catching surface. This particular shape and cut allows for flexibility and versatility within the applications of the gem itself.
In her pieces, Julie uses ethically-sourced sapphires cut into the instantly-recognizable briolette shape, making the combination of her work both visually stunning and increasingly rare. While the briolette cut itself is a collector’s dream, the briolette cut sapphire is scarcely seen in the world of fine jewelry.
The results of her work are brightly colored briolette sapphires paired with sweeping, delicately shaped metals that move with the wearer, add a pop of color and luxury to any outfit, and become an instant everyday staple.