Up Close and Personal With Jewelry Guru Alexis Bittar

From designer collaborations to off-the-chart runway pieces to affordable baubles that jazz up any ensemble in your closet, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar's pieces never disappoint. Also not a let down? How absolutely humble and charming Bittar was in person. I had the opportunity to chat with the bling king—amongst his stunning creations at the Saks Fifth Avenue store on the Mag Mile—where he opened up about everything from how being a new parent has changed his viewpoint on employee maternity leave to the must-have pieces of the holiday season.