Viva Vicenza

Wendy Yue Earrings

On a recent trip to Vicenza, a city in northern Italy, W’s assistant jewelry editor attended the Vicenzaoro and Origin Passion and Beliefs jewelry shows, where 100 up-and-coming designers presented their most spectacular pieces. Here, ten favorites.


Crafted from the stingers of a scorpion, this necklace is truly a conversation piece.

Rachel Boston necklace, $1350,


Although at first glace these pansies look like enamel, they’re actually real flowers dipped in resin.

Lip Plus Jewellery pansy brooch, $50 each, by special order,


This luscious bangle is so ornate even Marie Antoinette’s jaw would drop.

Sutra Jewels rose gold, pink opals, and diamond bangle, $42000, at Sutra Jewels, by special order, 713.984.4987.


Australian designer Andy Henson’s take on a classic pearl necklace is surprisingly unisex.

Henson pearl necklace, $900, at ODD, New York, 646.559.0406.


These earrings are a decadent interpretation of mosquitos—perfect for a luxe glamping trip.

Wendy Yue white gold, garnet, red sapphire, rubellite, opal, and diamond earrings, $7800,


Black diamonds add a gothic twist to this swirling ring.

Sophie Breitmeyer Designs sterling silver and black diamond ring, $1267,


The butterfly necklace is truly a work of art.

Harem Royal necklace, $1700,


A matte black finish toughens up this sweetheart of a ring.

Otto Jewels silver and ruby ring, $164,


This architectural, open-ended gold cuff would be a great addition to any collection of bangles.

EA Burns cuff, $484,


This choker highlights Italy’s long tradition of leather craftsmanship.

Yvy leather necklace, $292,