Solitaire Magazine

NeverNoT x Ilaria Lanzoni – Life In Colour

NeverNoT’s enamel line, Life in Colour, evolved during the lockdown. “That was the time when we needed support and encouragement; an uplifting piece of jewellery was something we wanted, not just for ourselves, but also for our friends and clients,” says Nina Dzhokhadze, co-founder of the brand. The idea for the enamel eye pendant line was inspired by one of their best-sellers, the eye rings. And to design the collection, Nina turned to friend and noted jewellery designer Ilaria Lanzoni. Former head designer for the likes of Hearts on Fire, Garrard Fine Jewellery, and Asprey, Ilaria launched her own line Ilanzoni in early 2020 with The Look Of Love; a simple and beautiful collection featuring the popular eye motif designed in a modern way.

The timing seemed perfect – and they set out to design a talismanic line. “This was the most fun project I worked on last year; I could also show my versatility as a creative designer. When Nina suggested a collaboration, my eyes grew wide with excitement and my mind started visualising pieces of jewellery and my hands did the rest,” recalls Ilaria, who lives in New York. The designers started the collaboration in the Summer of 2020 exploring Spring/Summer 2021 trends.