Jewelry to Celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse

Have you been swept up by eclipse mania? I momentarily considered a last-minute drive up the West coast to catch today’s total solar eclipse in Oregon. But when I learned that we’d see the moon obscure about 62 percent of the sun’s surface in Los Angeles, I decided that was good enough!

If you’re in New York City, here are some great tips on where to watch the moon swallow the sun. If you’re in LA, the eclipse will have already happened by the time you read this. Here are some fun tips anyway. Elsewhere in the country, consult the experts at NASA.

Most important: Get eclipse viewing glasses! You may have heard that Warby Parker, the hip eyewear chain, gave away thousands of free glasses last week. My local boutique ran out last Tuesday, I’m told, so I made my own pinhole camera, courtesy of NASA—just follow these simple instructions.

After the eclipse hoopla settles down, consider these on-point jewels to keep the cosmic vibe going:

Astley Clarke Saturn earrings from Astronomy collection

Saturn earrings from Astronomy collection in 14k rose gold with red agate and 0.44 ct. t.w. light grey diamonds, $2,365;

Astley Clarke Neptune ring from Astronomy collection

Neptune ring from Astronomy collection in 14k yellow gold with lapis lazuli, $1,550;

Anthony Lent Pavé Sunface pendant

Pavé Sunface pendant in 18k yellow and white gold with diamonds, $10,985;

Anthony Lent Moonface Mesh bracelet

Moonface Mesh bracelet in 18k yellow gold and platinum with diamonds and moonstones, $33,120;

David Yurman Solari pendant

Solari pendant in 18k yellow gold with black onyx, $450; (also at top)


David Yurman Supernova Climber earrings

Supernova Climber earrings with diamonds in 18k gold, $7,800;

La Kaiser three wishes pendant

Three Wishes pendant in 18k gold vermeil with enhanced opals, $115;

Shooting Star ring in rose gold with diamonds

Shooting Star ring in 14k rose gold with diamonds, $1,750;


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