Britt’s Pick: Martha Seely’s Antares Peridot Necklace

I knew it wouldn’t be long before designer Martha Seely came up with something I’d be bursting at the seams to talk about again (I told you this last time Seely was featured in Britt’s Pick, remember?). This time, the creation boasts a—particularly timely—bezel-set peridot, with three rows of shimmering tsavorite garnets firing behind it, as if the gem itself is a shooting star, or a falling comet, hurtling downward and leaving glitter in its wake. There is also, of course, the silhouette of the necklace: a Y-shape drop, complete with a single diamond-dotted star motif (my favorite detail). The pendant quietly tackles a number of currently coveted styles (the color, the shape), but I say that, while the pendant certainly will answer those demands, it’s such an artful creation that in five, 10 years time, it won’t really matter what the trends were. Like a shooting star—which so happens to be the collection the necklace belongs to—it’s is a sought-after, wished-for, and treasured find for all time.

Martha Seely Shooting Stars collection Antares necklace #BRITTSPICK | JCK On Your Market

Antares necklace in 14k yellow gold with 1.25 ct. peridot, 0.13 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,168