ACCESSORIES

Jewelry


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Photographer: Henry Bourne

De Beers calls it the Talisman Wonder—a priceless objet that, in a pinch, could double as a plate. But that’s no way to treat a masterpiece laden with 691 diamonds. Comprising both rough and polished stones—for a total of 270 carats—the Wonder was a year in the making, although it took De Beers nearly a decade to discover enough rough diamonds (110 of them) for the eight-inch creation. Andrew Coxon, the company’s resident rock hunter, located the 17.1-carat cognac-colored center stone in the nick of time. “We made more than 20 trips for this sole purpose,” he notes, “and it was at the very last week before the deadline that we found it, in Namibia.” As for its price, CEO François Delage says the Wonder is not meant to be sold—but, nevertheless, he will entertain offers.

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Photographer: Hannah Whitaker

Matching your jewelry is predictable, not to mention dated. These bracelets come in a pileup of metals and look refreshingly cool when stacked on top of one another. Cartier was already combining materials back in the Thirties, when the French house released its yellow gold and silver studded cuff (far right). Russell Zelenetz, co-owner of the Stephen Russell jewelry boutique, recently came upon the antique piece and knew it was special. “It’s almost ethnic looking but at the same time modern,” he says. “And it’s gutsy, not blingy.”

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Photographer: Patricia Heal

The shapeliest of baubles stand the test of time.

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Photographer: Stephen Lewis

Make way for womanly baubles.

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Photographer: Stephen Lewis

Bright stones pop on an array of jewels.

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Photographer: Stephen Lewis

Grandiose or dainty, throwback rings add a dose of glamour to any outfit.

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Photographer: Jens Mortensen

Ornate, extraordinary earrings attract major attention this winter.

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Photographer: Nicolas Clerc

Cast in lush hues, high jewelry strikes a dazzling note.

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Photographer: George Chinsee

The jewelry world is getting a dose of tony flaxen whimsy. Daphna Simon mines her inspiration from the animal kingdom with sculpted creatures perched atop rings, while at Un Hada Jewels, Jocelyn Prestia ups the fanciful factor with mesmerizing opal gemstones. Her collection’s name is a play on the Spanish word for fairy. Magical, indeed.

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Photographer: Anthony Cotsifas : Brooke Magnaghi

Light, bright and impossibly lovely, the season’s jewels make a bold bid for femininity. Consider them dazzling adornment for a festive spring fling.

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Photographer: Charles Masters Stylist: Talya Cousins

Embrace the island life with a touch of iridescent mother-of-pearl.

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Photographer: Spencer Higgins Stylist: Talya Cousins

Cast in dusky colors, gutsy rings pack a powerful punch.

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Photographer: Charles Masters Stylist: Talya Cousins

With weathered stones and a dose of black, floral jewelry crosses over to the dark side.

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Photographer: Doug Rosa Stylist: Talya Cousins

In vibrant greens and oranges, October’s birthstone dazzles in myriad ways.

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Photographer: Doug Rosa Stylist: Talya Cousins

Bejeweled plumes soar.

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Photographer: Stephen Lewis : Brooke Magnaghi
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Photographer: Jens Mortensen : Brooke Magnaghi

Courtesy of Eddie Borgo, jewelry gets a shot of tough love.

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Photographer: Jens Mortensen : Brooke Magnaghi

Rich tones and ornate textures make these ethnic-inspired gems worth their weight in gold, not to mention diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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Photographer: Andrew Bettles : Brooke Magnaghi

Rich tones and ornate textures make these ethnic-inspired gems worth their weight in gold, not to mention diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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Photographer: Andrew Bettles : Brooke Magnaghi

Rich tones and ornate textures make these ethnic-inspired gems worth their weight in gold, not to mention diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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Photographer: Andrew Bettles : Brooke Magnaghi

Rich tones and ornate textures make these ethnic-inspired gems worth their weight in gold, not to mention diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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Photographer: Andrew Bettles : Brooke Magnaghi

Rich tones and ornate textures make these ethnic-inspired gems worth their weight in gold, not to mention diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

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Photographer: Jens Mortensen : Brooke Magnaghi

Pomellato’s new colorful cocktail rings are sizable treasures.

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Photographer: Doug Rosa Stylist: Talya Cousins

Make a major statement by pinning on one of these ornate, outsize brooches.

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Photographer: Doug Rosa Stylist: Talya Cousins

The lush jewel tone adds a pop to the season’s accoutrements.

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Photographer: Doug Rosa Stylist: Talya Cousins

Astronomy-inspired gems are out of this world.