Three of the most influential brands in the fine jewelry sphere—Forevermark, David Yurman, and Ippolita—are out with new collections that offer clues about how jewelers are responding to the pandemic and what design in a post-COVID world may look like. Interestingly, all three lines transform the humble circle into a luxe design element, suggesting that wholeness—or the effort to attain it—is front and center this year.
Forevermark’s Avaanti Collection
Named for the Italian word for forward, Forevermark’s new Avaanti collection has a crisp, modern aesthetic. The pieces in the expansive range—which includes earrings, bracelets, pendants, and rings in 18k white, yellow, or rose gold peppered with diamonds—all feature an open-circle silhouette in which one of the finial ends is capped with a gold pyramid, evoking an arrow, and the other with a diamond.
The brand’s new campaign to promote the line’s forward-thinking spirit is called “The First Ripple” and is inspired by the impact one small act can ignite.
David Yurman’s Elements Collection
The pandemic found designers David and Sybil Yurman at home in New York City doing what they do best: creating. The fruit of that effort, the DY Elements collection, reinterprets the amulet as a circular disc signifying unity. The dramatic pendants in the range feature round slabs of semiprecious stones—including malachite, jasper, mother-of-pearl, carnelian, black onyx, chrysocolla, and more—ringed by diamonds or the brand’s signature cable motif.
Earrings, bracelets, and drop earrings, available in double- and triple-drop variations, take the same approach. The styles are meant to be explicit examples of jewelry’s timelessness, but don’t make the mistake of calling them basic. A smaller assortment of DY Elements Artist Series pieces, such as this blackened silver disc pendant framing a slice of pinolith surrounded by pavé rubies, is anything but!
Ippolita’s Classico Gold Collection
The new Classico Gold collection from Ippolita relies on textured, organic forms to transform familiar silhouettes—including gold hoops, disc drop earrings, faceted bangles, and chain necklaces and earrings—into sculptural standouts. With Mother’s Day coming up, this line is the perfect way to tell mom she’s always a part of your inner circle.
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