Credit: T, The New York Times Style Magazine
By Jenny Comita
Featuring the Frond Collar from the Edward Borgo Fine Jewelry Collection
LEAVES OF GOLDSince launching his business in 2008, the jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, 45, has crafted custom runway jewelry for designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and Proenza Schouler and found commercial success with his namesake costume pieces, Now, after 15 years in the business, he's finally fulfilling his longtime ambition of creating fine jewelry, The new collection features vintage and antique diamonds set in recycled 18-karat gold and is informed by something Borgo's been seeing a lot more of since gradually moving his business - and his home - from New York to Los Angeles over the past five years: palm fronds. "On the most basic level, palms represent relaxation," he says. Their leaves serve as inspiration for Borgo's handcrafted drop earrings and glittering, one-of-a-kind collars, which will be sold at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. "The palm has been revered throughout history as a symbol of victory, peace and eternal light," he says. "It's the embodiment of all that is exotic."