Different Circles

The simple shape looks distinct in each of these 27 jewels

Such a simple concept, the shape of the circle. A line that curves until it meets its other end, creating a never-ending path the beginning and end of which only its creator knows (and even they might lose track). But it’s what is done with that circle that is so special here. Nothing new, but seemingly more prominent as of late (I feel that more press requests are featuring the simple—but often intricately detailed—style), the circle is coming through with numerous interpretations from all sides. Some designers leave the center of the shape open, letting the negative space act as an integral part of the look. Others opt for something more solid, filling the circle with gemstones or detailed metalwork. Some are like bejeweled wreaths; others, a minimal wireframe. Some feature a graduated line of circles, lending a bubbly appearance, while others still link together in a sweet design that evokes an everlasting bond. Proof that great design can truly come from the simplest of beginnings, here are the most recent pieces to come through.

Denise James Constellation pendant | JCK On Your Market

Constellation pendant in sterling silver, black rhodium, and 18k yellow gold with a 3.8 mm white sapphire and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds, $875; Denise James

Elma Gil two-tone circle link necklace with diamonds | JCK On Your Market

Link necklace in 18k white and rose gold with 1.44 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,740; Elma Gil

Gabriel and Co. diamond circle bangle | JCK On Your Market

Loops bangle in 14k yellow gold with 0.77 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,530; Gabriel & Co.

I. Reiss hammered circle drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Hammer-finish drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,375; I. Reiss

Kabana  mother-of-pearl inlay necklace | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in sterling silver with pink mother-of-pearl, price on request; Kabana

Judith Ripka Mercer doorknocker earrings | JCK On Your Market

Mercer collection door-knocker earrings in sterling silver with white sapphires, $1,375; Judith Ripka

H. Weiss diamond scroll disc pendant | JCK On Your Market

Disc pendant (41 mm) in 14k yellow and white gold with 0.66 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,700; H. Weiss

KC Designs black diamond circle ring | JCK On Your Market

Circle ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.12 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $340; KC Designs

Gumuchian Carousel pendant | JCK On Your Market

Carousel in 18k rose gold with 0.9 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,000; Gumuchian

Marcin Zaremski two-tone circle earrings | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in sterling silver and gold plate, price on request; Marcin Zaremski

Marahlago Zara pendant | JCK On Your Market

Zara pendant in sterling silver with larimar and white sapphire, $504; Marahlago

Rebecca Hook Pebble stud earrings | JCK On Your Market

Pebble stud earrings in sterling silver, $54; Rebecca Hook

Leon Israel gold and diamond circle pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 14k yellow gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds, $705; Leon Israel

Shay double circle dangle earrings | JCK On Your Market

Double circle earrings in 18k white gold with 1.87 cts. t.w. diamonds, $8,085; Shay Fine Jewelry

Le Vian Starboard pendant | JCK On Your Market

Starboard pendant in 14k Honey Gold with 0.71 ct. t.w. Chocolate Diamonds and Vanilla Diamonds, $2,199; Le Vian

Anne Sisteron Corona diamond ring | JCK On Your Market

Corona ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.28 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,070; Anne Sisteron

Susan Wheeler Design Pavé HIcks necklace | JCK On Your Market

Pavé Hicks Wrapped in Primordial necklace in 18k recycled yellow gold with diamonds, price on request; Susan Wheeler Design

Andreoli coral and amethyst earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 37.5 cts. t.w. red coral, 6.89 cts. t.w. amethyst, and 1.84 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli

Stuller beaded circle necklace | JCK On Your Market

Beaded circle necklace in 14k rose gold, price on request; Stuller

Artistry, Ltd. Soleil earrings | JCK On Your Market

Soleil earrings in sterling silver, $120; Artistry Ltd.

Shy Creation tsavorite garnet circle pendant | JCK On Your Market

Layered circle pendant in 14k white gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. tsavorite garnet and 0.09 ct. t.w. diamonds, $400; Shy Creation

Atelier Zobel earrings | JCK On Your Market

Mosaic collection earrings in 24k gold and silver with rutilated quartz and diamonds, price on request; Atelier Zobel

Ariel Gordon Candy Carousel pendant | JCK On Your Market

Candy Carousel pendant in 14k yellow gold with 0.3 ct. t.w. garnet, aquamarine, pink tourmaline, sapphire, citrine, emerald, peridot, and amethyst, $825; Ariel Gordon Jewelry

Bernd Wolf Cavo garnet ring | JCK On Your Market

Cavo ring in 24k gold-plated sterling silver with garnet, $350; Bernd Wolf

Anzie Classique Royale Milly pendant | JCK On Your Market

Classique Royale Milly pendant in 14k yellow gold with sapphires and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,250; Anzie

Dana Bronfman Hollow diamond earrings | JCK On Your Market

Hollow collection earrings in 18k yellow gold and black rhodium with 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,850; Dana Bronfman

Bassali Jewelry pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 14k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Bassali Jewelry