Hamptons jewelry designers Lucine Almas and Stella Flame both believe in the transformative power of a striking piece of jewelry. So, their new partnership–Flame is selling Almas’ latest pieces at her Sag Harbor gallery–makes perfect sense. Here, Almas discusses the new line, which debuts in July with a trunk show at the gallery. stellaflametheshop.com, lucinealmas.com
What drew you and Stella together? Being a fine jewelry designer herself, Stella understands that her customer seeks something out of the ordinary that they wouldn’t be able to find everywhere–something special.
How does your jewelry fit with the Hamptons lifestyle? People who spend time in the Hamptons during the summer are well-traveled, sophisticated and discerning. When something stands out as truly unique, it is immediately appreciated.
What makes your jewelry distinct? There is a narrative of meaning behind each piece. I see them as contemporary talismans intended to protect and empower the wearer.