Gaia Repossi is the third generation to helm her family's Italian fine jewellery house, Repossi. Although based on Place Vendôme, "we still use the same ateliers as my grandfather and father in northern Italy," she explains. "The head of the atelier is the same person who worked with my father for 30 years." Raised in the south of France surrounded by statement gems created by her father Alberto Repossi, these are not Gaia's personal style. "I would not wear a single jewel as a teenager. I think it's only when you look at design in a radical way, with a strong desire to shift things, that jewellery gets interesting," she says. Joining the business in 2007, when she was 22, she is famed for her Berbère and black-gold Art Nouveau Nérée fine jewellery collections. Her minimalist Berbère ring and ear cuffs have a huge fan base in the world of entertainment.