Sign of the Times

Astronomy-inspired gems are out of this world.


The sun, moon and stars may light up the sky, but these celestial-like luminaries are a bit more attainable. Van Cleef & Arpels’s dreamy watch plays with the duality of day and night, employing discs of sapphires and diamonds that rotate under a smooth mother-of-pearl earth as time ticks by. The summer sun influences Glashütte Original’s diamond-encircled gold timepiece on an alligator band, while Me&Ro creates its own mini constellation with an 18-karat yellow gold crescent moon and star necklace. And Stephen Webster’s silver and blue goldstone ring, derived, he says, from “biker stud work, gothic stained-glass windows and glam-punk style,” is absolutely heavenly.