She may look a bit like Audrey Hepburn, but Raphaele Canot’s diamond-based jewellery couldn’t be more different from Holly Golightly’s favourite brand. Her signature is to free diamonds from their traditional settings and instead laser pierce them to the bracelet or earrings so it looks like they are hanging on an invisible thread—the effect is like being confronted by a shard of light. One of the most rule-breaking jewellers around, Canot injects a touch of French insouciance into all her pieces. Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld (yes, she’s French) grew tired of all her friends sporting unoriginal engagement rings, pendants and earrings. So to help them be a little more interesting, she launched Maison Dauphin, a brand focused on visually arresting minimalism. Think golden ear cages, double rings that balance 3D geometric forms between the fingers and disruptive engagement rings made from blue gold and black diamonds.