Two nights ago, my husband excitedly regaled me with the tale of a recent scientific discovery (while my eyes glazed over). I know, word of a cosmic collision is big, important news—not just for the scientific community, but for everyone. And yet, I never could seem to wrap my head around anything space-, star-, or planet-related (despite the fact that I love celestial jewelry: I’m an enigma).
Until, that is, the next morning, when I learned that the collision of the neutron stars revealed the birthplace of certain heavy elements: namely, gold, silver, and platinum. Okay, now I’m interested.
So here, in celebration of my newfound desire to learn more about the cosmos (and, yes, of what is first and foremost an important scientific study), I offer you some of the most fantastic finds in gold, silver, and platinum—the three most exciting elements of this monumental revealing.
Psst: I could never delve into this topic with proper authority, so you can read all about the neutron star collision here. When it comes to the jewelry made from these elements, however, I got this.
City stacking band in 18k yellow gold, $1,150; Julie Lamb
Shoreline cuff bracelet in 18k yellow and green gold and oxidized sterling silver with 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; K. Mita Design
Marquise earrings in platinum, $2,500; Baiyang Qiu
Flourish collection necklace in sterling silver, $170; Kit Heath
Hammered band in 18k yellow and white gold with 0.88 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,865; Jye Luxury Collection
Stepping Stone necklace in sterling silver, price on request; Kelim Jewelry Design
Pomegranate stacking ring in oxidized sterling silver and 22k yellow gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. cognac diamonds, $660; Lika Behar
Cuff bracelet in sterling silver, price on request; Zaremski
Pyramid eternity band in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $875; Liven Co.
Antares cuff bracelet in yellow gold with 2 ct. rose-cut gray diamond, $2,300; Martha Seely (also at top)
Cocoon half pavé earrings in 14k white gold with 0.83 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $10,384; Moratorium
Viola band in platinum with diamonds, $1,980; Erika Winters Fine Jewelry
Trasformista bracelet in 18k white gold with diamonds, $35,070; Nanis Italian Jewels
Pendant in sterling silver and 18k white gold with diamonds, $2,250; Neeta Gupta
Coin stud earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $725; Dana Bronfman
Victorian-inspired band in platinum with 1.49 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,000; KR Jewelry