Learn Where Our Designer Gets Ideas for her Stunning Creations
With more than 20 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.
Ilaria’s first two Hearts On Fire Collections – Copley and ILLA – are extremely close to her 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.
A year later, Ilaria continued to bring current design elements to the HOF brand 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.
Ilaria’s fifth addition to the Hearts On Fire family - The Aerial Collection – is a beautiful collection that reflects the strength, beauty and charm of nature and elements that originate from or live in the air. 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.
Finally, Ilaria has welcome the Triplicity Collection to the HOF designer offerings. Launched in 2016, this modern and edgy collection features the popular triangular shape (created only from round diamonds) and was inspired by Ilaria’s journey to live in New York City.
All of these collections are fashionable, yet timeless. They are bold, yet delicate. They are truly brilliant, and truly Hearts On Fire.
For more details on Ilaria's design process, and amazing examples of where she got her inspiration for a few of her dazzling designs, explore more below:
The Inspiration Behind Ilaria's Collections
Understanding the Design Process
Video: Introducing Ilaria, from CEO Glenn Rothman
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
The Triplicity Collection