Solange Azagury-Partridge, a self-taught jewelry designer with no formal training has been called the "queen of bling" by Elle and "probably the greatest jewelry designer of this generation" by Sunday Times. Her baubles have have dressed up the V&A Museum, the Louvre and the London Design Museum. She's collaborated with H&M and done a three-year stint as creative director for Boucheron.
With quite the cult following, her newly opened boutique at 809 Madison Avenue, NYC is as dramatic as her designs -- 630,000 Swarovski crystals twinkle along red-upholstered walls, dramatic salon-like furniture invites you to admire her creations VIP-style. She's even designed the carpeting. As for her coveted creations, they're displayed in custom one-off shadow boxes which give each piece the individual attention it deserves.