Jewelry report: The best of Basel

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Jewelry report: The best of Basel

We recently returned from the annual Basel world fair, where luxury timepieces, of course, are at the center of attention. Still, we never fail to discover extraordinary jewelry at Basel, and this year was no exception. Here, some of the standouts.

Gurhan‘s multifaceted aquamarine ring in dreamy sea blue looks like a tiny swimming pool on your finger (below):

blog_gurhan_01.gif Chopard‘s seedpearl Ram necklace (below) is a part of the brand’s 150th anniversary collection featuring 150 animal-inspired pieces. The whimsical collection will be exhibited at the Frick collection at the end of April; the pieces will be available for sale at the end of the year:

blog_ram_01.gif We can always rely on Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim for sexy shoulder-dusting earrings. These (below) were inspired, believe it or not, by French pastry:

blog_carlaamorim_01.gifDavid Yurman showed a bold selection of darkened silver, quartz and black diamond pieces, including this cuff (below). The design plays on Yurman’s signature cable twist:

blog_yurmancuff_01.gif Conch pearls, which are a beautiful shade of pink, are extremely rare. Mikimoto‘s one-of-a-kind conch pearl-and-diamond earrings (below) are some of the most elegant, ladylike earrings we’ve seen:

blog_mikimoto_01.gifBaccarat‘s Bouchon collection is inspired by perfume bottle tops and was designed in collaboration with designer Elie Top, who works on the jewelry for Lanvin (below):

blog_baccarat_01.gifDe Grisogono never disappoints with their oversized colorful cocktail rings (below). For this ring, the stones are set upside down, creating an almost studded effect:

blog_degrisogono_01.gif And Stephen Webster‘s fascination with sea creatures continued this season. We thought these diamond jellyfish earrings were so sweet (below):

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