The Bare Essentials

Why bother with clothes when you can adorn yourself with fiery crimson rings and a seductive back-tickling necklace?

Photographer: Brigitte Niedermair Stylist: Claudia Mata
Photographer: Brigitte Niedermair Stylist: Claudia Mata

As one of the most legendary American design companies, Tiffany has decorated everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Angelina Jolie with its jewels—so it has no reason to be quiet about celebrating its 175th anniversary. That explains the astonishing 175-carat cushion-cut tanzanite at the center of this necklace, created to commemorate the event. Four strands of brilliant-cut round diamonds set in platinum loop around the neck and flow into the central stone before cascading into a dazzling, shimmering waterfall. This beauty is one of a kind, so time is of the essence if it strikes your fancy— you know what they say about chasing waterfalls.—Vanessa Lawrence

From left: Hemmerle copper, tourmaline, and sapphire ring; de Grisogono 18k pink gold, rubellite, sapphire, and diamond ring; Bulgari 18k yellow gold, tourmaline, emerald, and diamond ring.

Photographer: Brigitte Niedermair Stylist: Claudia Mata

Tiffany & Co. platinum, tanzanite, and diamond necklace.

Hair by Laura de Leon for Cutler/Redken at Joe Management; body makeup by Tracy Alfajora for Joe Management; manicure by Maki Sakamoto for Dior Vernis at Kate Ryan Inc; photography assistant: Aaron Binaco