Pure Picks: Nina Runsdorf

Nina Runsdorf, jewelry designer and founder of NSR by Nina Runsdorf, shares her must-haves for spring and the inspirations behind her latest fine jewelry collection.

“In the current social climate, color seems to play a greater role than ever. For Spring 2018, I was inspired by the colors of Kandinsky and integrated those into my life as well as my new collection.”—Nina Runsdorf

“During my travels through South Africa, I discovered Justine Mahoney and her work in bronze. This limited-edition piece—part of her Tainted exhibit in Cape Town—put a smile on my face.” “Heroine” by Justine Mahoney, $14,528, justinemahoney.com

“Is there anything more playful and fun than a brightly colored Vespa motoring down the street in the summer?” 2018 Vespa Sprint 150, Arancio Tramonto, $5,399, vespa.com

“It took more than two years to collect this array of rare Paraiba tourmalines in hues of aqua blue and green, which remind me of the warm, clear waters of the Bahamas. It’s a centerpiece of my Summer 2018 collection.” Nina Runsdorf One-of-a-Kind Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Bracelet, $375,000, nsrjewelry.com

“For years, I’ve been collecting pieces from the Art Production Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing public art projects. This piece, by John Baldessari, is a prime example of the playful use of color and unique subject matter.” John Baldessari Towel, $95, artproductionfund.org

“On a recent trip to Zurich, I forgot to pack my sneakers and discovered CloudFlow. The clean, minimalist design is one of the most comfortable pair of sneakers I own.” CloudFlow Black & White, $140, on-running.com

“CINQUE is the brainchild of my friend—and W jewelry editor—Grace Fuller. She explained that the concept was founded around her hectic life as an editor. This robe can be worn over jeans during the day for an elevated yet casual look, or thrown on with heels for the evening.” Nero Robe Coat, $2,500, from CINQUE, cinqueworld.com

“For a modern take on the traditional hoop earring, I used vintage hand-carved beads that I scoured many years ago to create this piece.” Nina Runsdorf Hand-Carved Iolite Bead & Rose Gold Earrings, $16,400, nsrjewelry.com