The gemstones alone will be enough to turn your head, but the thing that makes Yael Designs’ newest collection worth seeing at JCK LUXURY is the fact that the 17 pieces manage to encompass several current and budding jewelry trends at once.
There are bypass rings, slender open cuffs, plenty of in-demand opals and emeralds, plus morganite, and sleek, modern settings of rose gold, all gathered under the umbrella of the collection’s name: Toi & Moi.
“Toi & Moi is about how beautiful it can be when two people with different personalities can be together, while still keeping their individuality,” said Yael Designs founder and CEO Yehouda Saketkhou in an statement.
We’ve seen toi et moi rings before (the two-stone style originated with Empress Josephine’s engagement ring from Napoleon), which continue to flicker with marginal popularity in the bridal category. But Saketkhou captures the idea of unity, and of two distinct elements complementing each other, through not just rings but also bracelets and a necklace. And he was thoughtful about using colors and stone shapes to help reinforce the theme.
“Colors are like personalities,” said Saketkhou. “By themselves, they have one look, but pair them with another color and they acquire a new hue and new meaning.”
Each piece presents a unique pairing of shapes and colors, either with two different types of gemstones or with a gemstone and diamonds.
Priced from $3,800 to $13,200, Toi & Moi will debut at JCK LUXURY on May 30 (booth 1216). A sneak peek is offered below.
Toi & Moi ring with trapiche emerald and diamonds set in 18k white and yellow gold, $13,155
Toi & Moi ring with opal, morganite, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $4,281
Toi & Moi bangle with opal, morganite, and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $6,042
Toi & Moi ring with oval blue zircon and diamonds in 18k white gold, $11,945
Toi & Moi ring with oval paraiba tourmaline and diamonds in 18k white gold, $6,118
Toi & Moi ring with opal and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $4,482
Toi & Moi necklace with opal and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $4,774
Toi & Moi ring with pink tourmaline and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $6,337
Top: Toi & Moi ring with opal and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $5,136
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