That quasi-futuristic yet refined signature style belonging to Alexis Bittar has been a hit for years, particularly among fine-jewelry fans since he debuted karat gold and precious stone offerings in 2013. I’m still smitten with the looks, featuring knife edges, watery stone colors, sharp-edged prongs, minimalist silhouettes, playful clusters of pear- and marquise-shape stones, and navette motifs—all signatures of his work. Bittar’s graceful jewelry stories play out in understated seduction: easy-to-appreciate yet familiar pieces with a timeless beauty (as if Rita Hayworth were reincarnated into gold and stones) to be admired for decades. Smoldering selects from his 2014 holiday offerings, like Art Deco–inspired styles and the blue topaz earrings below, caught my attention right away.
Royal Marquis Leaf Drop earrings in 18k gold with blue topaz, blue sapphire, and colorless diamonds, $2,795; Alexis Bittar
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