THE INSIDER: DELFINA DELETTREZ

meet the girl behind the coolest jewelry around.

Creepy-crawly ants, beetles, and even bloody tears. Let's face it: there's jewelry, and then there's Delfina Delettrez jewelry. With her edgy goth-glam collections (sold at retailers like Opening Ceremony) this Rome-based designer and member of the Fendi clan has proven that sometimes the weirdest, most out-there inspirations actually turn out to be the prettiest pieces of all.

We asked Delfina about her jewelry, playing muse to herself, and how pearls and skulls can coexist- and still look cool.

You first became interested in jewelry when....

After I saw my first piece realized four years ago, I was so excited that I knew that I wanted to keep making jewelry!  My first piece was a skull necklace made of four different colors of silver and bone.

If you had to describe your latest collection in one sentence, you'd say...
The new collection is a dance- Stones and pearls move and mesh together, while rings float on the body like gyroscopes.

You make your jewelry (for yourself, your friends, a particular muse, etc).....
Exclusively thinking about myself and following my personal taste.

A jewelry trend you'll never understand is....
Charm bracelets. I‘ve always hated them!

The piece of jewelry you'd be saddest if you lost is...
I would say my 42 carat black diamond eye ring!

The music you play in your studio is.....
It depends on the collection I am working on and my mood. If I need to concentrate and relax, I listen to more soft music that opens my brain to new stimuli- it could be Maria Callas, which I love, or Jeff Buckley. Otherwise, I put my vinyl records on and I listen to my collection of rock music.

See our favorite Delfina Delettrez pieces below, and check out more of the collection here.