Blue and White Jewelry Looks So, So Good Right Now



Maybe it’s because it does indeed feel like everyone is in Greece right now. Maybe this Ralph Lauren runway show has firmly planted itself into my subconscious. Or perhaps it’s my longtime love of Delftware: Two tall vases graced the entryway of my wedding reception—before the wedding, this lunatic bride secured them from an Etsy seller based in Belgium and we filled them with yellow forsythia branches. They have since become a staple of my apartment decor; current status: on the mantle with raspberry-hued dahlias.

Forsythia branches in Delft vase
The aforementioned reception arrangement (photo by Iris Photography)

For whatever reason, I’m feeling very drawn to jewelry that pairs Aegean blue with crisp white (think creamy pearls with cornflower blue sapphires, enamel Breton stripes, lapis inlay swirled with crystals). Certainly the combo is evocative of cliffside dwellings and hidden lagoons, but it can also go classic and stately or trim and sporty. I’ll take it any which way—how about you?

Victor Velyan blue sapphire and white patina bracelet
Cuff in 24k gold and silver and antique white patina with cabochon blue sapphires and diamonds, price on request; Victor Velyan
Buddha Mama mandal signet ring
Mandala wrap ring in 20k gold with blue enamel and diamonds, $11,200; Buddha Mama
Jessica Biales striped signet ring
Classic striped signet ring with enamel in 18k yellow gold, $2,420; Jessica Biales
Alison Lou lapis enamel ring
Large enamel band with lapis inlay in 14k yellow gold, $805; Alison Lou
Belle Etoile Adina lapis bangle
Adina bangle with lapis lazuli inlay and white stones in rhodium-plated sterling silver, $695; Belle Étoile
Deakin and Francis cuff links
Royal blue and clear-patterned enamel cufflinks in sterling silver, $400; Deakin & Francis
Little h lapis and pearl earring
Pearl earrings in 14k yellow gold with lapis centers and 14k gold accents, price on request; little h
Gauraude blue titanium and diamond earrings
Hokusai earrings in dark blue titanium with diamonds in rose gold, price on request; Garaude Paris
Hasbani blue and white cuff
Cuff with mother-of-pearl, diamonds, and blue sapphire, price on request; Hasbani
Josiah Wedgwood earrings
Georgian-era Josiah Wedgwood pottery earrings in 15k gold, price on request; 1stdibs.com

 

Jean Paul Gaultier watch
Jean Paul Gaultier Navy collection watch with stainless steel case and stripes on dial and leather strap, price on request; Bezel Watches
Julie Decubber blue and white porcelain necklace
Scène de ménage fleur #1 necklace in porcelain cotton cord and metal, price on request, Julie Decubber
Mathon Paris Eclipse bracelet
Eclipse bracelet with diamonds, sapphires, tanzanite, white gold, and rock crystal beads, price on request; Mathon Paris
Mazza venetian glass earrings
Earrings with Venetian glass backed with mother-of-pearl, sapphires, and freshwater pearls in 14k gold, $2,190; The Mazza Co.
Vhernier titanium ear clips
Blue Velvet ear clips in titanium with diamonds, price on request; Vhernier

 

Top: Bunny pendant, price on request; Natalie Hoogeveen

All That Glitters writer