Inspired by the serene, azure waters, cobalt blue skies and lush landscaping of her home in the Virgin Islands, Gina Nigrelli designs and produces luxury jewelry for the chic, stylish woman. Her collections bridge the gap between metropolitan trends and the organic vibe of the Caribbean, while subtly blending influences from her upbringing.
The Jules Smith fine jewelry collection is made in the USA using only precious metals and consists of designs that are feminine and functional, yet uniquely representative of life in the islands.
Gina’s appreciation for adventure and exotic locations began while studying abroad in Harare, Zimbabwe. She found inspiration and meaning in translating one’s environment into fashion. She started her fashion career as a merchandiser at Diesel in Las Vegas and then moved to Chicago where she earned a degree in fashion design at The International Academy of Design. She then worked as the Director of Events/Marketing for the national online shopping destination, www.fashionistainc.com.
In 2006, Gina and her husband relocated to the Virgin Islands. It was in this exotic environment that Gina cemented her future as a jewelry designer and established her signature aesthetic: bold, yet feminine statement pieces that bring out a woman’s inner flirtation and confidence. She identified lips as her signature for its representation of the ultimate in feminine story telling and created the Kiss Kiss collection of necklaces, bracelets and stud earrings. The full Jules Smith collection today includes a wide array of styles and influences, including bangles, cuffs, bracelets, necklaces, studs, hoops and more in silver, yellow and rose gold.
With an ever-growing celebrity fan base that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan, Mary Kate Olsen, Jaime-Lynn Sigler, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Nicky Hilton, Blake Lively and Mischa Barton, Gina is poised to set trends and help her clients translate their fashion inspiration into a lifestyle.