This Book Will Inspire You to Start Your Own Jewelry Line

When Pamela Love launched her first book with Rizzoli earlier this month, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy, having long been mesmerized by her otherworldly jewels. As someone who doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, I’m particularly, well, particular about what gems are worth my money, and hers have always landed high on that list.

In Pamela Love: Muses & Manifestations, Love invites us further into her world, sharing the widespread obsessions and inspirations that drive her design process, and inspiring readers in the process. Amid the reign of platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, there’s something almost radical about putting a book like this together—making an argument, it would seem, for the power of a tangible product over the Internet’s ephemera. And having actually rifled through the pages, keeping the book on my desk to revisit whenever, I find myself recalling its contents more than I might an Instagram deep-dive. But both Love and I agree that such a platform has its place—I called her up to chat about these new forms of inspiration, what’s driving her designs most these days, and her best advice for young designers.

Scroll down to find out what she had to say!