Object Of My Affection: Vanessa Leu Fine Jewelry
Vanessa Leu 18k white gold, black rhodium, prasiolite, and black diamond ring, $12,590; vanessaleu.com
The sharp edges, glittering black diamonds, and bold prasiolite stone of this edgy—yet somehow subtle—ring immediately drew me to it. And though they’re all awe-inspiring to behold, each of Vanessa’s pieces—in a nod to the centuries-long tradition of jewelry as a kind of talisman—are also intended to deliver blessings of pure, organic energy to the wearer. More prosaically but no less relevant: Everything from her limited edition collection is handcrafted in the USA utilizing only conflict-free diamonds and reclaimed metals.