Whether it’s Christmas or an anniversary, it’s always the same story. Guy wants to buy jewelry for his girlfriend or wife; guy is confronted with paralyzing fear: where do I even begin?
Enter Latest Revival, an online luxury retailer specifically for jewelry. The glossy site, which launched last week, offers everything from high-end baubles (such as Cartier, Van Cleef, and Buccellati) to pieces of the more contemporary variety -- such as those by cult favorites Gaia Repossi and Delfina Delettrez.
It’s the brainchild of Dalia Oberlander, a native New Yorker who worked at Sotheby’s, and who brings a high-fashion and art sensibility to the site. “It’s a destination where you can find all statement-based pieces in one location rather than going across the different channels and scouting them out,” she tells The Daily Beast. She’s filled the site with a hand-picked mix of estate jewelry (with some prices as steep as $60,000) to more trend-focused pieces, which retail for as low as $150. “It’s an approachable way in which to enter into collecting because it offers different price points,” she says.
Auction houses and jewelry dealers might be intimidating to some – but that’s where Oberlander sources many of her finds. Every month, she features a different sale: for September the focus is vintage Chanel, and in October there will be a combination of vintage Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin. (Her favorite piece is a sparkling 18-karat diamond bypass ring from 1960.)
And while some of the jewels might be a little pricey to purchase online, Oberlander invites clients to come into her New York showroom to try things on (besides, who knows if the ring will really fit?). Similarly, she offers a little bit of hand-holding for shoppers who have an idea of what they want (or want to buy for their significant others) but don’t know where, or how, to find it. “Jewelry is such a personal thing,” she says. “It’s so special to everyone who acquires it. And I’d love to be part of that story.”