Any Toronto bride with a penchant for the perfect gold hoop probably already knows Jenny Bird, the local designer who creates ever-so-slightly unusual jewellery that instantly become cult classics (we’re obsessed with these architectural drop earrings). Her designs have adorned the ears of celebs ranging from Michelle Obama to Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Solange Knowles, and manage to strike that rare balance between statement-making and tastefully minimalist.
The designer’s latest, love-themed collection happens to coincide with Valentine’s Day, but is anything but corny. Bird says the collection was meant to be enduring: “I think that the pertinence of keeping the spirit of love alive in the world today is so important,” she explains. “I have wanted to do something that represented our hearts for a long time, but hearts are something that are really hard to do with an edgy appeal.”
She’s made it work, though. The resulting collection is strong and fierce, with that signature Jenny Bird edge. There are pendants featuring a wavy, Carrie Bradshaw–esque ‘love’, elongated asymmetrical heart-shaped earrings and oversized gold hoops with a tiny heart at the clasp. Brides will find the pieces make for sentimental bridesmaid gifts that still retain that cool-girl aesthetic—ensuring your pals will want to flaunt them every day. Everything sells for under $115.