Last week, I talked about curating a uniform of jewelry for myself—basically, timeless pieces that I could see myself wearing day in and day out (read feel good about getting my money’s worth out of them).
This week is a whole new ballgame, the opposite end of the spectrum: all the jewels that I covet hard, but—sigh—will never own. But that doesn’t mean I can’t obsess over, fantasize about, and wish for jewels like these. And all hope is not lost. Attend enough jewelry shows, and a gal may find herself trying on one or more of these jewels, lingering in the mirror a little too long, taking a few too many selfies to record the triumphant—albeit temporary—addition to her wardrobe.
Pebbles necklace in 24k yellow gold and oxidized silver, $4,400; Lika Behar
Ring in platinum with 1.33 ct. cushion-cut ruby, 0.92 ct. t.w. round rubies, and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $16,600; Omi Privé
The birth of autumn always stirs the need for new in me: I want a new pair of jeans, new shoes, a new jacket—a new wardrobe, basically. Jewelry takes on a whole new life. Where I maybe wouldn’t have obsessed over that black rhodium piece in the summer, it’s all I can think about come fall. I want whiskey-kissed diamonds, dark, sultry garnet and ruby, rich yellow gold.
Stud earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1.3 cts. t.w. Colombian emeralds, $1,870; Just Jules
Dancing in the Rain Gold bracelet in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,155; Nanis Italian Jewels
Round pendant in 14k rose gold with 4.01 cts. t.w. rough diamonds and 0.34 ct. t.w. round white diamonds, $8,800; Kattan
I want jewels that mimic the colors of the autumn leaves and those that sparkle with diamonds. I want macabre pieces perfect for Halloween just as much as I want subtle, unassuming ones that are forever perfect.
Happiness drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with carved black and red jade and diamonds, $2,450; Mason-Kay
Kaleidoscope white sapphire shaker bracelet in 18k yellow gold and reversible lambskin leather with 1.07 cts. t.w. emeralds, price on request; Moritz Glik
This is my list of jewels to covet. Perhaps your customers could make these a part of their personal collections….
Top: Ring in platinum with 11.19 ct. cushion-cut diamond and 2.18 cts. t.w. trapezoid diamonds, price on request; Joshua J. Fine Jewelry