Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Philip Crangi Makes Cool-Girl Chains for JewelMint, Hints at J.Crew Collab

Two pieces from the Giles & Brother x Jewelmint collection
Two pieces from the Giles & Brother x Jewelmint collection

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

For its first Studio Series collaboration, JewelMint is working with Giles & Brother mastermind Philip Crangi on a limited-edition collection. It's a nice fit, since Crangi is a man who certainly knows his way around the roughed-up, cool-girl jewelry of the moment.

Crangi has said of his pieces that they have the feel and spirit of pirate treasure, but he's as versed in affordable leather and steel as he is in luxury materials like gold and silver. "It's easy to make jewelry expensive and eccentric and giant and hard to wear and hard to get. I think [Jewelmint does] a really good job of making really interesting stuff that's accessible, which is what we try to do at Giles & Brother," he told Racked at a launch party last night.

He runs Giles & Bro. with his sister Courtney Crangi, girlfriend of one Jenna Lyons. Though the two Crangis have worked together intimately for more than a decade, they get along impossibly well. "The last time we had an argument was probably in 2001," Courtney said.

"Courtney is my muse, she is Giles, so designing this collection [for Jewelmint] was about her wearing the pieces and how they would fit into her life," added Philip.

The JewelMint collection is the second collaboration Crangi has done in the past six months, having participated in the CFDA/Target/Neiman Marcus holiday brouhaha last December. Given Crangi's openness to collabs and the family's connection to Jenna Lyons, who was also in attendance last night, we had to ask: Is there a Crangi x J.Crew collection in our future? "Conversations are always happening. You never know," Philip hinted.

The Giles & Brother x Jewelmint collection launched yesterday on and ranges from $30 to $90.
· J.Crew's Jenna Lyons Explains That 'Coming Out' Speech [Racked]
· Kate Bosworth Launches Latest Celeb Fashion Subscription Service [Racked]