Drop Dead Gorgeous is the name of the gemstone collection from jewelry designer Erica Courtney, and there isn’t a better name for the statement pieces you’ll find. You can tell from the get-go that this is a designer that takes her gemstones very seriously, but there’s a whimsical counterbalance in her styling that lends a playful air to each piece, no matter how important its starring gem is. Scrupulous but not stuffy, high-ticket but not high-and-mighty, these are jewels for the woman who knows and loves her gemstones, but, like the designer herself, isn’t afraid of a little adventure. Spirited and lively, if they had a theme song, I think it’d be “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Truly, who wouldn’t have fun wearing one of these?
Easter Egg ring in 18k yellow gold with 14.64 ct. topaz, 8.66 cts. t.w. peach topaz, 0.1 ct. t.w. pink sapphire, and 1.61 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request
Pie earrings in platinum with 2.73 cts. t.w. lavender spinel, 0.36 ct. t.w. pink sapphire, and 0.77 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request
Royal Ring in 18k yellow gold with 41.74 ct. black jade, 1.31 ct. Mahenge spinel, 2.14 cts. t.w. tsavorite garnet, and 2.14 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request (also pictured at top)
Interstellar pendant in 18k rose gold with 7.99 cts. t.w. purple garnet and 1.28 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request
Eva ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.07 ct. Paraiba tourmaline, 5.73 cts. t.w. demantoid garnet, and 0.43 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request