Model, actress, and jewelry designer Xiao Wang summons her inner gem geek with a new jewelry collection inspired by outer space and far-out faceted rare gems and minerals.
Her new Galaxy Rare Collection is a 28-piece assortment of styles in 18k yellow and white gold with icy-gray diamonds, obsidian, priceite, neptunite, chondrite meteorite, and more.
“These jewels are a spin-off from my Galaxy Collection, which was originally inspired by the manga series Galaxy Express 999!” says Wang. “I’m a gem nerd, and it’s been very exciting to put this collection together with so many interesting faceted rare gemstones and minerals. The goal is to be untraditional and have a fresh take on serious fine jewelry. I particularly selected rare gemstones with names that relate to Galaxy and perhaps even resemble Galaxy.”
Retail prices start at $730, and items are available to ship now. (Twist in Portland, Ore., and Broken English, with stores in New York City and Santa Monica, Calif., already have them in store.) Buy-in is from four to eight pieces.
Ring in 18k gold with 1.49 ct. fancy-shape fuchsite, 1.41 cts. t.w. mixed shapes of natural-color and colorless diamonds, 1.22 ct. cushion-shape chromian lawsonite, and 0.86 ct. t.w. fancy-shape bertossaite, $7,760
Necklace in 18k yellow and white gold with 2.8 cts. t.w. gray and icy-gray diamonds and obsidians, $10,304
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