Learn Where Our Designer Gets Ideas for her Stunning Creations
With 17 years of widespread experience under her belt, Hearts On Fire Director of Design Ilaria Lanzoni's mind works in truly amazing ways. Time and time again, she creates designs with the utmost beauty; but, the most impressive part is where her inspiration stems from.
As Ilaria explains, inspiration can be found in many forms, and sometimes surrounds us when we are not even aware. That is why she always keeps her eyes, heart and mind open. Magazines, museums and historical architecture are just a few places that Ilaria finds inspiration to develop her collections…but for her first two Hearts On Fire Collections – Copley and ILLA – the inspiration was even more unique.
Both of these collections are extremely special and near to Ilaria's heart. The Copley Collection was inspired by her first few weeks exploring her new home in the beautiful and historical city of Boston. And the ILLA Collection was inspired by her childhood growing up in Italy, and a love of the brilliant nighttime sky.
Ilaria continued to bring current design elements to the HOF brand in 2013 with the launch of two new collections – Lorelei and Atlantico. Both of these beautiful collections advance Hearts On Fire’s desire to marry the timeless beauty of HOF diamonds with modern design categories in bold yellow and rose gold metals.
Now, in 2014, Ilaria has introduced the fifth designer collection in the Hearts On Fire family - The Aerial Collection. This beautiful collection reflects the strength, beauty and charm of nature and elements that originate from or live in the air – including snowflakes, butterflies, suns, raindrop and more. It is fashionable, yet timeless…it is bold, yet delicate. These are classic styles designed tastefully to reflect chic elegance. This collection also uniquely uses optical illusions – taking only Hearts On Fire round diamonds to create the illusions of other diamond shapes, such as marquise and pear shaped diamond.
For more details on Ilaria's design process, and amazing examples of where she got her inspiration for a few of her dazzling designs, learn more below:
The Inspiration Behind Ilaria's Collections
Understanding the Design Process
Creation of the New Hearts On Fire Signature
Shop Ilaria's Designs
The Lorelei Collection
The Atlantico Collection
The Illa Collection
The Copley Collection
The Aerial Collection