Nothing makes jewelry look lovelier than an added touch of whimsy. Designer baubles are after all, serious business – from the un-recession friendly prices to the politics of jewels themselves, it is easy to forget the lighthearted fun one gets just from looking at something sparkly. Thankfully, jewelry designers Ilenia Corti and Matteo Mena have created an inspired collection called, Vernissage that reminds us of the playful spirit of gems. From the fireflies buzzing around the webpage, to the charming sight of golden birds nesting on gold filagree necklaces, the entire project delights. You may find yourself thinking back to childhood fairytales (as I did – if Alice had a jewelry box this is what would be in it) as you look at each handcrafted piece.