Singing Frosty’s famous line in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, “Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold,” Burl Ives created an enduring holiday refrain. It rings especially true for the fashionably fixated. Accordingly, we invite you to revel in the elegant, gilded confession of Dallas artist and stylist Nell Potasznik-Langford.
Turning her design talent into stints with Tiffany & Co. and Hermès, Potasznik-Langford later earned an invitation to Hermès’ Tandem program. There, she learned the art of scarf printing with sixth-generation printer Patrick Monnet.
Today, this local tastemaker shares her obsession with another iconic classic, offering a twist on modern jewelry
The Obsession: Door knocker-sized gemstone rings top Potasznik-Langford’s list of favorite things.
The Confession: Citing Liz Taylor’s jewelry wardrobe as her “fantasy,” Langford says, “I feel like a bold piece of jewelry makes more of a statement than an article of clothing. Plus, you never have to worry that you might stain it!”
The Rationalization: “They’re bright, bold conversation starters, and these pieces always make me smile,” confesses the luxury expert. She adds that oversized cocktail rings are enduring investments that “never go out of style.”
The Collection: Potasznik-Langford’s frequent travels abroad always include stops at flea markets and antique stores, where she’s acquired many of her enviable finds. Closer to home, she has her eye on Harry Winston’s suspension rings (shown below), inspired by the bridges of Manhattan.
Shop It: Find Harry Winston’s suspension rings in peridot, rubellite, and aquamarine at the jeweler’s Highland Park Village location. To snag your own hidden gems, today’s trendsetter suggests CIRCA, GILT, and local boutique Clothes Circuit.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. and 2. Nell Potasznik-Langford, 3. Harry Winston)