I doubt the designers at New York City–based Gabriel & Co. imagined that a simple little 14k yellow gold necklace with five diminutive spikes in graduated sizes dusted with diamonds would create such a stir, but it certainly has in the jewelry editorial community.
During the winter edition of the JA New York show, Gabriel & Co.’s PR representative Mark Davidovich walked me and my dear friend and colleague Michelle Graff (editor-in-chief of Nationaljeweler.com) through new pieces in the line. New bridal options offered some sweetly designed and affordable looks, while fashion pieces with colored stones had an appeal all their own. It was some of the trendier SKUs, however, that appealed most to me, including stacking rings with lightning bolt motifs and a little yellow gold necklace with spikes. Michelle and I both were immediately drawn to the piece, which features a fierce yet understated presentation of spikes and a modest retail price of $505, which wasn’t out of reach for a couple of editors. We decided that many of our editor friends—including Nationaljeweler.com’s market editor Hannah Connorton—would agree with our opinion about this cute, trendy, fun, and affordable number, and how cool it would be if our group were all to wear one as a silent symbol of camaraderie, friendship, and niche career paths? “Let’s call it the Editor’s Necklace,” I said to Michelle that day. And so it was.
Spike necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $505
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