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My Favorite Things: Britt’s Pick 2022


Though it’s a cliché to ask, it simply can’t be helped: Where did the time go? As I look through this year’s roundup of Britt’s Picks, I remember writing each one—what was going on at home at the time, in the world, in the industry. It’s a bit like a diary of sorts, but the best kind—one illustrated through beautiful jewelry.

Below, a roundup of every Britt’s Pick from 2022. Yellow gold still dominated the year, and opal seems to be a recurring theme too. Also notable: cute animals, extravagant styles, and plenty of gorgeous color.

Alpaca Sun Earrings by Tessa Packard

Tessa Packard alpaca sun earrings
Custom alpaca and sun earrings in vermeil with porcelain and pearls, price on request; Tessa Packard London

Packard’s mismatched pair is a porcelain alpaca opposite a blazing vermeil sun, each symbol dangling from a line of pearls. It’s the kind of whimsical panache that feels especially necessary as an addition to our wardrobes at the moment, as we wait to board those flights to places all over the world (heck, even to the next state over!).

Smile Signet Ring By Komi

Komi smile signet ring
Smile signet ring in 18k yellow gold with garnet, orange sapphires, and black diamonds, $2,575; Komi

And how can one not smile at this sight? From Japanese brand Komi, this ring looks positively ecstatic to see you. It’s beyond the traditional crowd-pleasing smiley face jewelry, which serves its own brand of happy. This piece is like when a baby smiles at you: mouth open wide, eyes bright, like you’re the best thing they’ve seen all day. It’s a pure, innocent, genuine expression.

Harwell Godfrey Pink Opal Heart Pendant

Harwell Godfrey pink opal talisman heart
Heart pendant in 18k yellow gold with pink opal and diamonds, $2,500; Harwell Godfrey

Not only is designer Lauren Godfrey’s much-coveted signature aesthetic evident, its purchase gives back to a very worthy cause—100% of the profits from each pendant sold goes to Every Mother Counts. With the signature triangle motif in gold and diamonds sent straight down its center, the choice of pink opal for this heart pendant isn’t just for looks: According to the brand, pink opal is a love stone with a deep connection to the heart chakra, encouraging emotional healing and opening of hearts for love.

Cicada’s Ombré Sapphire And Black Jade Earrings

Cicada ombre sapphire earrings
Earrings in platinum with 38.26 cts. t.w. sapphires and black jade, $55,800; Cicada Jewelry (also shown at top)

“The multicolor sapphires needed a dark material as contrast to showcase their beauty. While considering different metals, our stone carver suggested that he could fashion them out of black jade, which would provide a deeper black than black rhodium–plated metal would,” says Cicada’s Burak Tirtirian. “We wanted to create that exceptional edge and unique style.”

Double Revival Ring By Parkford

Parkford toi et moi
Double Revival ring in 14k yellow gold with turquoise and emerald, $2,520; ParkFord

The ring is set with turquoise and emerald, a blue-green combination that is both timeless and very much of the moment. But it’s totally customizable, so the buyer can opt for their stones of choice.

Amethyst Supernova Earrings By Vram

Vram amethyst supernova earrings
Supernova one-of-a-kind clip-on earrings in 18k yellow gold with 9.81 cts. t.w. Asscher-cut amethysts, price on request; Vram

Do you know what a supernova is? I fell into a rabbit hole on NASA’s website (OK, fine, NASA’s website for kids), reading about them. But the vital line is this: A supernova is the biggest explosion humans have ever seen. The events are so bright, they can outshine entire galaxies for a period of time—days, even months. And they can be seen across the universe.

Enamel Toi et Moi Rings by Andreoli

Andreoli peridot cream enamel ring
Toi et moi ring in 18k white gold and sterling silver with enamel, 3.51 cts. t.w. peridot, and 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,600; Andreoli

Andreoli’s offering hits a number of trends in one sweet swoop. There’s the aforementioned toi et moi aspect, with two gemstones arranged in bypassing fashion. Here, there’s the option of citrine or peridot, either encircled in a frame of diamonds.

Agate Hex Ring By Dana Bronfman

Dana Bronfman agate Hex ring
Hex Chevron Steps ring in 18k Fairmined yellow gold with 4.83 ct. Montana agate and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,560; Dana Bronfman

“The tiers of gold descending from the sides of the stone further the layered story and complement the hexagon shape,” says Dana Bronfman. “I love adding sparkle to complement my earthy stones and transform them into otherworldly designs, so I added diamonds to the chevron steps for another layer of dimension.”

Solanales Crystal Lake Flower Pin By Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar Solanales flower pin
Solanales Crystal Lake flower pin in Sunset Flower, in 14k gold–plated brass and antique rhodium brass with enamel, Lucite, and crystal, $545; Alexis Bittar

The flower’s size is lovely too—definitely one to be seen from afar, though not so large that it couldn’t be pinned to a hat or even a headband to accessorize one’s ‘do. It looks splendid on a jacket, but once the weather warms and the sleeves are put away, there’s no need to store this away with them.

Sapphire Dancers Bracelet By Toktam

Toktam dancer sapphire bracelet
Dancers bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 2.1 cts. t.w. multicolor sapphires, $3,270; Toktam

It’s a bit trippy, the way the golden links zoom from small to larger, creating a kaleidoscopic effect that feels ’70s groovy. That aspect, coupled with its heft of gold, nails one of the most current aesthetics shoppers are looking for, but its gallery-worthy design also means it’s got staying power.

Aquamarine Cushion Ring By Lauren Sigman

Lauren Sigman aquamarine three stone ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with 4.13 ct. cushion-cut aquamarine and 0.65 ct. t.w. rose-cut diamonds, $7,500; Lauren Sigman

“I’m always drawn to stones that are cushion cut,” Lauren Sigman, the ring’s designer, tells me. “When I saw this large aquamarine and all of its facets, I knew I had to build a ring around it. The simplicity of the bezel design allows the aquamarine to take center stage, while the side diamonds add a little extra sparkle and visually break up the gold from the center bezel.”

Gondola Earrings By GFG Jewellery

GFG Artisia Gondola earrings
Gondola earrings in 18k yellow gold with 4.77 cts. t.w. Zambian emeralds and 0.16 ct. t.w. fancy color diamonds, $8,275; GFG Jewellery

“I placed the gemstones specifically asymmetrical, as I believe that everything not exactly symmetrical has an equally soothing effect,” Nilufer Kizilkaya explains. “It gives a feeling of curiosity—the effect of the unexpected is always eye drawing.”

Peacock Pearl Nacre Necklace By Melanie Georgacopoulos

Melanie Georgacopoulos Nacre necklace
Nacre necklace in recycled 18k yellow gold with peacock mother-of-pearl and peacock freshwater pearls, price on request; Melanie Georgacopoulos

The pearls have a sculptural quality to them, thanks to the way they’re posed along the glossy collar, composed of peacock mother-of-pearl. It’s mesmerizing to watch as they descend in size, a decrescendo of multicolor nacre that’s a feast for the eyes.

Enamel Aldrin Earrings By State Property

State Property Aldrin pink earrings
Aldrin earrings in 18k white gold with pink enamel and diamonds, $15,900; State Property

The earrings are a part of State Property’s Voyager collection, a line inspired by the desire to seek with references to explorers from different time periods and locales. This particular pair references space exploration— named for Buzz Aldrin, the American engineer, astronaut, and fighter pilot. In his career, Aldrin made three space walks and, along with Neil Armstrong, was one of the first two men to set foot on the moon.

Opal Flower Cuff Bracelet By Jen Volkodav

Jen Volkodav flower bracelet
One-of-a-kind cuff bracelet in sterling silver and 14k gold with 9.48 ct. Ethiopian opal and emeralds, $3,999; Jen Volkodav

“I feel that throughout the design process, as you plan the layout, as you work and heat the metal, hand-polish the piece, and set the stones, that you leave a part of your DNA, of your soul in that piece,” says Jen Volkodav. “That’s why I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces. There is truly a piece of me in the finished product.”

Diamond Moon Phase Bracelet By Lindsey Scoggins

Lindsey Scoggins moon phases bracelet
Custom moon phases bracelet in 18k rose gold with 2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $24,000; Lindsey Scoggins

Twenty-two individual castings were soldered together and set with 175 pavé diamonds for a piece that, from sketch to CAD, casting to soldering, and finally, assembling, took 10 weeks to complete.

Sunflower Ring By Lydia Courteille

Lydia Courteille sunflower ring
Sunflower ring in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver with enamel and black and white diamonds, price on request; Lydia Courteille

In sunny yellow gold with beautifully enameled leaves and petals, Courteille brings her sunflower to life with a bed of black diamonds set culet up, appearing as the disc florets (the center part) of a sunflower. The large bloom is anchored by a multi-row band of diamonds, a worthy stage for such an enchanting centerpiece.

Mer’s Dear Summer Earrings

Mers Dear Summer earrings
Dear Summer earrings in 24k micron gold–plated sterling silver with enamel, $266; Mer’s

Rainbow bulbs of color climb the arcs of these gold-plated hoop earrings, the flashing, colorful lights of a ferris wheel. You can practically hear the screeches of joy from imaginary passengers, and in the background, the music of an old-fashioned carousel.

Herringbone Hoop Earrings By Nak Armstrong

Nak Armstrong Herringbone hoop earrings
Herringbone hoop earrings in 20k recycled rose gold with Ethiopian and blue Peruvian and opals and aquamarines, $7,350; Nak Armstrong

The placement of baguette gemstones in ascending-size order creates the likeness of a leaf—much like that of a fern or the more tropical palm. It’s this layout that has the earrings feeling like they’re exactly what is needed for summer, lifting the spirits with thoughts of warm weather and exotic locales.

Gibson Girl Earrings By Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith Gibson Girl earrings
Gibson Girl earrings in 18k white gold with one-of-a-kind millefiori face by Barbara McGuire, 1.54 cts. t.w. pink tourmaline, 1.11 cts. t.w. blue-green tourmaline, and 0.65 ct. t.w. aquamarines, price on request; Brenda Smith

“I have a friend who is a master fine artist who does faces in the Italian, millefiori technique. I worked with her to create the desired size and attitude in the faces. Then I had a gemstone cutter encase those faces in crystal quartz. I ‘painted’ the surroundings of the face with multicolored gemstones. I had to be conscious of the amount of gemstones and gold weight so that they would not be too heavy for the ear,” says designer Brenda Smith.

Orno Diamond Ring By Judith Peterhoff

Judith Peterhoff Orno diamond ring
Orno extra-wide statement ring in 18k recycled yellow gold with 0.5 ct. old-cut diamond and 8 small diamonds, £5,360 ($6,740); Judith Peterhoff

This ring marks one of the first “statement” pieces made by the jeweler, who introduced her eponymous brand in 2019. Made using recycled metals and stones—as is the case with all of her jewelry—it’s as worthy of fashion wear as it is for a wedding ring.

Fancy Brown Diamond Ring By Rahaminov

Rahaminov brown diamond ring
Ring in platinum and 18k rose gold with 9.33 ct. fancy yellowish-brown cushion brilliant diamond (GIA), 0.72 ct. t.w. trapezoid diamonds, and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $222,000; Rahaminov

“It took a long time to design this one-of-a-kind fancy color cushion brilliant diamond to ensure this special color would stand out,” says Melanie Goldfiner Goldberg, Graduate Gemologist and director of business development for Rahaminov. “The rare colored diamond gave a twist to the timeless setting.”

Moonstone Rainbow Moon Charm By Devon Woodhill

Devon Woodhill moonstone charm
Moon charm in 18k yellow gold with moonstone and rainbow sapphires, $750; Devon Woodhill

Its talismanic appearance fits in with the array of charms shoppers have been gobbling up since the beginning of the pandemic (and even before).

Sphene and Turquoise Necklace by Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith sphene turquoise necklace
Necklace in 18k yellow gold with sphene, zircons, and Sleeping Beauty turquoise, price on request; Brenda Smith

What looks like enamel is actually that Sleeping Beauty turquoise, cut to fit the shapes that look like four-leaf clovers or Celtic knots, depending on what you’re inclined to see. This was no small detail—Brenda Smith specifically designed the necklace to include the variation of turquoise, not deterred even when it proved harder (and more expensive) than expected to procure. The necklace features four of those shapes—the three pictured and one behind, at the clasp.

Chris Correia’s 6-Strand Beaded Choker Necklaces

Chris Correia citrine choker necklace
Six-strand Gumdrop choker necklace in platinum with 185 cts. t.w. citrine beads and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,390; Chris Correia

And yet another trend to tick off the summer must-have box: beads. Here’s your very upscale version of the arts-and-crafts look, its materials—platinum, diamonds, close to 200 carats of colored gems—elevating the everyday with major heirloom factor.

Tidal Moon Tourmaline Ring By Morgan Patricia

Morgan Patricia bicolor tourmaline Tidal Moon ring
Tidal Moon ring in 14k yellow gold with natural bicolor green and black tourmaline and diamonds, $1,450 (sold); Morgan Patricia

“The Tidal Moon collection is inspired by the gravitational pull of the moon and its effects on our tides,” says owner and artisan Carlie Ring. “I choose each center gemstone based on its moon-lit glow and how the multiple colors found within mimic the phases of the moon—the night sky over the sea or the way the sky lights up with the warm hues of a sunset. They’re all created to bring their unique stories to life!”

Sapphire Fleur Ring by Fade to Black Studio

Fade to Black sapphire Fleur ring
Fleur ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.2 ct. natural Australian sapphire, $1,950; Fade to Black Studio

Inspired by a flower unfolding, the ring’s matte gold, textured petals shimmer as they surround a center round green sapphire. Atop a thin gold band, the piece has a solitaire look to it, graceful on the hand (the brand’s website has photos of how it looks on a model—divine) but substantial enough to catch the eye.

Opal Statement Ring By Dale Novick

Dale Novick Opal Ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold with opal and colored sapphires, $9,500; Dale Novick

This special ring has two counts for rainbow: an ocean of opal at its center, organically shaped and overflowing with color; and an assortment of fancy color sapphires, set into a rocky cliff of gold that is the ring’s memorable setting.

Majestic Qajar Ring By Toktam

Toktam Majestic Qajar ring white gold
Majestic Qajar ring in 18k white gold with 7.2 cts. t.w. tourmaline and multicolor sapphires and 2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $33,000 AED ($8,990); Toktam

As we look ahead to (or yearn for) fall, Toktam’s Majestic Qajar ring is a gorgeous display of seasonal color. Its earthy tones speak to the way our wardrobes tend to gravitate, but there’s still enough color to start wearing right in this moment.

Electric Blue Rock Pool Ring By Origin 31

Origin 31 Electric Blue wide band
Rock Pool wide custom Colour Pop ring in Fairmined 18k yellow gold with ceramic and 0.3 ct. t.w. sapphires, $3,332; Origin 31

“It’s almost electric, really. That’s what the brand is calling this version of its Rock Pool ring—Electric Blue—hailing from a collection of the same name. Inspired by the sense of escapism that comes with being on holiday, the line evokes a carefree joy that comes from getting away from it all.”

Bea Bongiasca’s Letter Pendants

Bea Bongiasca L pendant
B Colour L pendant 9k yellow gold with rainbow enamel in Cobalt, Cherry Chocolate, Amarena, Bubblegum Pink, Lavender, Panna, and Pistachio, $870; Bea Bongiasca

While the newest collection features a range of pieces, it’s the initials that mark an even further departure for the designer, who is offering initials for the first time. “We saw an increased demand for personalized pieces and noticed the gap in the market for beautiful and affordable enamel initials,” Bongiasca said.

Peridot Parrot Pendant By Amáli Jewelry

Amali peridot parrot pendant
Parrot pendant in 18k yellow gold with 16.33 ct. peridot, obsidian, and rock crystal, $4,950; Amáli Jewelry

“I fell in love with this playful, jubilant little parrot as soon as I saw her [at the Tucson shows],” says Amáli designer Sara Freedenfeld. “Our world has been thick with so much grief and sadness these last few years, and my hope is that these new carved pieces touch the joyful parts of us that may have been dormant for a while.”

Rainbow Life in Colour Pendant by NeverNoT

NeverNoT Life in Colour pendant
Life in Colour pendant in 14k yellow gold with enamel and pink topaz, £1,408 ($1,700); NeverNoT

Life in Colour has a combination for everyone, no matter their preference of hues, from black and green enamel with green topaz to a blue topaz combination with electric green, blue, and white enamel—almost certainly there’s something to catch any eye (pun intended). But these new iterations are so lively even those with both feet firmly pointed toward autumn would find it difficult to resist.

Bar Jewellery’s Script Necklace

Bar Jewellery gold plated script necklace
Script necklace in 18k gold–plated recycled sterling silver (with gold-plated chain), $97–$133; Bar Jewellery

Handmade in Bar’s East London studio, the Script necklace lets the consumer spell their name or the name of someone special (or any other word of their choice) in a hand-drawn, spirited script font, dangling vertically as opposed to the horizontal nameplate styles we most often see.

Yessayan Okre Pyramid Necklace

Yessayan Okre pyramid necklace
Okre pyramid necklace in 18k white and rose gold with 5.45 cts. t.w. diamonds, $13,750; Yessayan

A geometric combination of rose gold and white gold pyramids runs together on this two-tone beauty, set with just under five and a half carats of diamonds. The pyramid motif is popular in both goth and rock-influenced styles, often studding denim and black leather, and the Okre, as it has been named, wears it beautifully.

Light Orange Sapphire Ring By Ray Griffiths

Ray Griffiths orange sapphire ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver with 1.08 ct. orange sapphire center and 2.5 cts. t.w. orange sapphires, $7,975; Ray Griffiths

Griffiths’ signature Crownwork, the lattice-like pattern featured throughout his collections, not only adds to the ring’s appearance, but also makes it more comfortable to wear. The airy addition takes some of the heft from the gold, leaving its substantial look, but helping it to feel lighter.

Opal Gem ID Bracelet By M. Spalten

M Spalten Gem ID opal bracelet
Gem ID bracelet in 14k yellow gold with opal and sapphires, $3,950; M. Spalten

The new style takes a small section of the previous bangle’s “dot and dash” pattern of gemstones, as Melissa Spalten calls it, which ran the length of the bracelet, and sets it along a link chain. That process “seemed a little off,” says the designer, “until I thought about it like an ID bracelet with a chunky chain. And I couldn’t find the perfect chain, so we made our own. This new style makes it easier to layer and fit a wider range of wrist sizes.”

Opal and Diamond Ring by Jye’s International

Jye opal ring
Ring in 18k white gold with 12.5 ct. opal and 2.43 cts. t.w. diamonds, $90,000; Jye’s International

As is the case with many opal statement pieces, this is a one-of-a-kind ring, with a retail price tag that won’t come readily to the average jewelry shopper. This is the type of piece that transcends trends and consumer demands, perhaps destined to a collector’s jewelry box of treasures.

Bibi van der Velden’s Unicorn on a Pearl

Bibi Van Der Velden unicorn pearl
Animal collection pendant in 18k rose and yellow gold and sterling silver with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite, and amethyst, $17,075; Bibi van der Velden

Perched atop a glossy baroque pearl, our gold-faced unicorn, sparkling in black diamonds, sends streams of colored sapphires running down, a rainbow of color that has a touch of youthfulness but with a luxury that could only be for grown-ups.

Medusa Pendant By Lord Jewelry

Lord Jewelry Medusa
Medusa pendant in 18k yellow gold with plique-à-jour enamel and diamonds, price on request; Lord Jewelry

“Our love for translating mythical characters and stories into wearable pieces of art are near and dear to the Lord brand’s heart,” Lena Agdere says. “Medusa is a widely known and recognized ancient Greek symbol. With a powerful story, snakes for hair, and the ability to turn someone to stone just by looking at them, she stands out as one badass woman! When crafting the piece, we focused on the power of the feminine and a modern-day evil eye nazar that protects the wearer from negativity. Medusa’s story has been told from one generation to another, just like these Medusa pieces will be  heirlooms passed down from one generation to next.”

Opal Star Pendant By Christina Alexiou

Christina Alexiou fire opal
One-of-a-kind granulated star pendant in 18k yellow gold with 3.2 ct. opal, $3,010; Christina Alexiou

Though the piece is newly made, it certainly has a bygone aura about it, perhaps owed to the designer’s influence. “I was inspired by an ancient Greek charm necklace that I stumbled upon, which incorporated a granulated star,” says Christina Alexiou. “I wanted to create a contemporary and fresh iteration of it.”

Yael Designs’ Opal Tesserae Necklace

Yael Designs Tesserae opal necklace
Tesserae collection necklace in 14k yellow gold with 1.37 cts. t.w. oval white opals, 0.81 ct. t.w. marquise white opals, 0.08 ct. t.w. baguette diamonds, and 0.52 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $5,520; Yael Designs

The necklace comes from Yael’s Tesserae collection, which was covered on JCK by our editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky in May. At that time, the new line was set to make its debut at the upcoming Luxury show in Las Vegas, bursting with an array of colorful gemstones arranged just like its namesake, much like a mosaic.

Lauren K’s Aquamarine Sprinkle Ring

Lauren K Sprinkle ring
Sprinkle ring in 18k yellow gold with 7.91 ct. cushion aquamarine, 0.12 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.09 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,990; Lauren K

The stone is often so appreciated for its beauty and calming effect (much like the seawater it was named for) that it’s become quite popular for important jewels one might wear every day—the engagement ring. In fact, the piece pictured here would do well to serve in that category—albeit not as a completely classic option. Imagine it paired with a wedding band mirroring the tsavorite and diamond sprinkles? What a knockout that would be.

Studio Renn’s Puffball Rough Earrings

Studio Renn Puffball rough earrings
Gemstone Puffball rough earrings in 18k white gold with rough diamonds, price on request; Studio Renn

“They pay homage to what I did before I started the studio—I used to source, cut, and polish rough diamonds. Through this work, I am looking at the same material—rough diamonds—through a very different lens by leaving them partially processed and incomplete. It is through such innovations and interventions that we at the studio design by disrupting how jewelry is conceptualized, perceived, and made,” says Rahul Jhaveri.

Pamela Love Chimera Portrait Ring

Pamelxa Love Portrait ring
Chimera collection Portrait ring in 18k recycled yellow gold with sapphire and diamonds, $3,500; Pamela Love

You could say most jewelry has a personality, or at least sometimes it feels that way. The right gemstone might speak to a person in some manner, giving off an effervescence or a calmness, confidence or love. But Pamela Love’s most recent offering really does feel alive, down to the sapphire teardrop falling from its diamond eye.

Eriness’s Mama And Baby Ladybug Pendants

Eriness ladybug pendants
Mama and baby ladybug necklaces in 14k yellow gold with colored gemstones and diamonds, $950–$3,450; Eriness

“Sometimes the smallest of symbols carry the greatest meaning, and that is exactly how I feel about ladybugs,” says Erin Sachse. “They say when a ladybug lands on you, it’s a sign of good luck, but I see them as much more. They are protectors, reminding us of our strength and our love, which is such a beautiful message to pass on to your loved ones through a piece of jewelry that can be worn everyday and be carried on for generations to come.”

Cicada’s Tourmaline Ombré Necklace

Cicada tourmaline ombre necklace
Ombré necklace in platinum with 120.38 cts. t.w. tourmaline and 7.61 cts. t.w. baguette diamonds, $298,000; Cicada

An ombré assortment of blue and green tourmaline makes an unforgettable impression in Cicada’s exquisite necklace, complete with baguette diamond spacers and a lavish platinum setting. Not content with leaving it at that, the New York–based jeweler completes the colorful display with one larger blue tourmaline dangling at the center, a gratifying addition that brings next-level luxury.

Turquoise Peacock Ring By Sanaz Doost

Sanaz Doost turquoise peacock ring
Peacock ring in 18k yellow gold with natural Persian Neyshabur turquoise, $6,329; Sanaz Doost

The Peacock ring is from Doost’s Geometry collection, an ode to Persian geometry. “Geometrical analysis of many Persian historical buildings has proven that a complete knowledge of proportions, in particular the Golden Ratio, was widely used in Persian art and architecture, and it was the basis of Persian aesthetics,” read the notes on the collection.

Northern Lights Necklace By Bowen NYC

Bowen NYC Northern Lights necklace
One-of-a-kind Northern Lights necklace in 18k yellow gold with turquoise lacquer, 6 cts. t.w. tsavorite, 6.5 cts. t.w. tanzanite, and 2 cts. t.w. tourmaline, $18,000; Bowen NYC

“The Northern Lights necklace was inspired by a friend’s yoga retreat to Iceland I went on,” says Bowen NYC founder Julie Bowen Meizels. “As beautiful as Iceland is, there is always a hunt for seeing the northern lights—you allow hotels to wake you in the middle of the night if they are seen in the sky. We saw only a brief appearance of them one night at the Golden Circle, but the experience lingered in my jewelry mind.”

Ana Katarina’s Pretty In Pink Ring

Ana Katarina Pretty in Pink ring
Pretty in Pink ring in 18k yellow gold with pink tourmaline, 1.43 cts. t.w. rhodolite garnets, 1.5 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 0.9 ct. t.w. orange sapphires, $10,310; Ana Katarina

“The Pretty in Pink ring is an homage to the beautiful sea urchin and its totem of intuition and evolution and invokes sensuality and feminine power,” reads the brand’s description of the ring. “The center pink tourmaline connects us with inspiration and happiness. The pink sapphire brings romance and new relationships, while the orange sapphire enhances sexual and artistic powers.”

Top: Earrings in platinum with 38.26 cts. t.w. sapphires and black jade, $55,800; Cicada Jewelry

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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