It was not compromise that led fine-jewelry designer Daniella Kronfle to open her first flagship boutique high above street level in the Design District- it was the thrill of the hunt. “It’s a discovery for people who appreciate something uncommon,” she explains of the new recon-floor shop and the treasured it holds inside.
Anyone with penchant for dramatic design will likely agree that the environs, bedecked with aubergine texts, chocolate and gray marble, sparking chandeliers, polished nickel and warm tears are stimulating, but its Kronfle’s rings, necklaces pendant and earrings ($1,200 to $25,000), which she describes as “an interesting combination of all and modern,” that steal the show. “It’s old-school craftsmanship and classic elements,” she explains. “We only work with gold and natural gems, but with a modern proposal. For example, combining black diamonds with white agate or South Sea pearls with pink sapphires, accompanied by designers that are unique bold and have a lot of character.”
The same can be said about Kronfle herself, a women with Lebanese, Syrian and Italian roots, born and raised in Ecuador, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Italy. Though she hails from a family of successful jewelers, Kronfle knew she would one day strike out on her own and as she justifiably expected, Miami was the perfect launching pad. “I’ve always believed in this city,” she says, recalling her solo debut nearly 15 years ago. “And I’ve seen its evolution,” Kronfle’s business has similar progressed from a booth in the Seybold Building and international trunk shows to now, a permeant place that also signals her brand’s international expansion. Her clients, some of whom are the daughters of her mother’s clients, stay loyal. “Selling jewelry is very personal,” she explains. “It’s a matter of trust.” 4141 NE Second Ave,. Ste. 203D, Miami, 3053747079. daniellakronfle.com