After covering the fine jewelry market for nearly six years, it’s
not often that I’m surprised by a new material (beetle wings,
meteorites, nail clippings, anyone?). But on a recent visit to Ariane
Zurcher’s home to view her latest collection (she sells
exclusively by appointment) she showed me a real wonder: a dinosaur
vertebrae fossil. She set the relic, which her husband gave her well
before she began making jewelry, into a ring and it’s now part
of—another shocker—her new bridal collection.
Ariane Zurcher’s platinum, fossil and natural Venezuelan pearl
ring, $7,500, arianezurcher.com.
The W Editors' Blog is going on a "Treasure Hunt" for May. We're searching out the latest and greatest baubles, watches, jewelry designers and boutiques and will present one a day to you throughout the month.