Nancy Hankin’s 14k yellow gold and diamond cuff and 14k yellow gold, pink kunzite and diamond ring, prices available upon request, 610.688.9288.

Forget creative block—jewelry designer Nancy Hankin struggles to fit her abundance of big ideas into a small medium. “Finding the technical help in executing my designs becomes the task for me,” says Hankin. “Anything is possible, but I have to force my imagination to stop.” Hankin considers her 14-karat gold pieces “wearable sculpture,” and indeed her rings, such as one set with a Biwa pearl and a row of sapphires, are quite the statement-makers. Likewise her diamond-studded cuffs, which Hankin likes to see worn on each wrist. “I’m not usually a matchy person,” she says. “But in this instance, it’s a powerful look, almost like Wonder Woman.”