What’s the story? An alumna of New York’s Parsons School of Design, Diane Kordas worked as a fashion designer in the Big Apple before starting her eponymous jewellery label in 2000. Her business, which was launched with “evil eye” designs, has since evolved into a global brand. She now splits her time between New York, London and Greece.

Why we love it: the brand offers dramatic designs with a touch of modern glamour. Kordas’ contemporary approach, which ensures the pieces feel fresh and young, makes her stand out from the crowd. She combines black, white and coloured diamonds, sapphires and other semi-precious stones, all of which are set in 18-carat gold.

What we’d pick: the rose-gold Wow necklace (above left; HK$15,800), inspired by classic comic book art, and the rose-gold diamond anchor earring (above right; HK$7,620). For something minimal, there’s the teardrop ring (right; HK$15,390).

Where can you get it? Diane Kordas is available at net-a-porter.com.