Britt’s Pick: This Sunny Gemstone Necklace by Herco



There are two sides to autumn. Number one is that first taste of the season, when we’re excited to bring our sweaters out of hiding, and the sun still shines brightly. There’s a chill in the air, but a welcome one. The second side is less beloved: Blustering winds bring chilly rains, and we can feel winter nipping at our heels. The two sides seem to battle it out for a while, the cheerier of the two peeking in every now and again, but eventually, as we all know, side number two does win out, because winter is inevitable.

With its bright autumnal colors, this gemstone necklace from Herco is the former of autumn’s split personality. With sunny yellow, pale green, and cheery orange, its style represents the beginning of the harvest just as much as it does well to match the blooms of spring (so basically, it’s good to wear anytime).

There are more than 68 cts. of colored gemstones in this baby, set with lemon topaz, citrine, and green amethyst. A single diamond sits between each stone in this eclectic collection, which is composed of an assortment of cuts from pear to round to emerald. I’m particularly emphatic about its double-strand chain detail, though why I choose to focus on that when there’s a treasure trove of gemstones in front of me, I couldn’t tell you. I suppose it’s the little things.

With Halloween only a day away and November swooping in, we’re on the brink of autumn’s colder side closing in. It’s not all bad, though. November brings an excuse to get cozy, and holiday cheer warms even the coldest nights. For a little extra support, though, the bright stones of this necklace should certainly do the trick.

You can find the San Francisco–based Herco exhibiting at next year’s Luxury by JCK show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more on the 2019 event soon!

Top: Necklace in 14k yellow gold with 68.2 cts. t.w. lemon topaz, citrine, and green amethyst, and 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,226 (16 inches); $8,450 (18 inches)