Oriana Sabrier and Candice Ophir, founders of Margaret, are inspired by antique jewels and the women who wore them, the great style-leaders for whom jewels were essential to their persona, chosen and worn with panache, style and flair.
The star, an all-time classic, connected femininity with celestial light, beauty and energy. These earrings evoke the great diamond stars of royalty and nobility, the stars scattered through Empress Sissi’s long, tumbling locks, clustered on Princess Alexandra’s bodice, or encircling the famous Portuguese tiara.
Yet Margaret gives this emotive classic a rock n’ roll makeover, keeping the star young, cool and burning bright.
Oriana Sabrier and Candice Ophir, founders of Margaret, a Geneva-based jewellery brand, grew up together, like sisters. Oriana was immersed in the jewellery world, training first with antique jewellery dealers, next at Christie’s and then at Cartier, where Micheline Kanoui, creative director, became her mentor. Finally, she learnt about diamonds, working at William Goldberg, New York where she designed jewellery. Candice’s experience was in marketing and publishing. In 2006, they decided to join forces and talents, to create a private, bespoke modern jeweller, offering an intensely personal experience. The name Margaret, inspired by Princess Margaret, and her majestic yet modern style, was chosen to give their intimate salon privé a warm and welcoming, personal identity. Their contemporary jewellery is infused with a sense of history and heritage, sentiment and storytelling as if unlocked from a treasured noble family jewel box. All the jewellery is hand-crafted in the antique tradition, in Geneva workshops.