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Tied Up In Knots: Timeless Jewelry With Modern Twists


It seems we’re really stuck on this whole structured metal thing. For the third week in a row (after ruffles and braids), I’ve got another manipulated metal style to celebrate—the knot.

Colette toi et moi earrings
Toi et Moi Madame earrings in 18k yellow gold, $4,000; Colette
Syna Love Knot ring
Love Knot ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,450; Syna
Amali Jewelry knot necklace
Necklace in 18k yellow gold, $2,970; Amáli Jewelry

Knots in jewelry are pretty ubiquitous—love knots from the Victorian era, Celtic knots, knots from Ancient Greek art and jewelry. Tiffany & Co. has made a killing with knots—I had a Tiffany love knot bangle bracelet ages ago, I and sold it for some much-needed cash fresh out of college (I miss it every day). I also became fixated on the Algerian Love Knot necklace worn by Eva Green in Casino Royale, the first James Bond film to star Daniel Craig, my favorite. The necklace was designed by Sophie Harley for the film and has since been on my list. (I love the Amáli necklace pictured above because it reminds me of an airier, more everyday version of it, sort of.)

Fred Leighton knot bangle
Knot bangle in sterling silver and gilt silver, $4,500; Fred Leighton
Toktam blue sapphire knot earrings
Kahkeshan Galaxy earrings in 18k yellow gold with sapphires and diamonds, $1,633; Toktam
Artistry Ltd knot necklace
Knot necklace in sterling silver, $85; Artistry, Ltd.

So why spotlight a style that’s been around forever and ever? Well, just because it’s old doesn’t mean it can’t be new, know what I mean?

Rush Jewelry Design knot bracelet
Spiral knot bracelet in bronze and 22k yellow gold, $2,750; Rush Jewelry Design
Future Fortune Antonella ring
Antonella ring in 18k yellow gold, $5,500; Future Fortune
Lagos Nautical Newport tassel earrings
Newport knot tassel earrings in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with 0.12 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,250; Lagos

Many designers and brands are breathing fresh life into classic jewelry icons, the knot being no exception. The meaning of a knot is timeless and enduring—whether it’s perceived to symbolize love, friendship, or strength.

Brilliant Earth knot engagement ring
Entwined Celtic love knot engagement ring in 18k yellow gold with 1.25 ct. emerald-cut diamond, $990 (setting only); Brilliant Earth
Ania Haie silver knot hoops
Knot hoop earrings in sterling silver, $79; Ania Haie
Mers Knots necklace
Knots necklace in 24k gold–plated sterling silver, $104; Mer’s

It’s a talisman of sorts, at a time when talismans have been soaring in popularity, but I think one less visited than, say, the evil eye or lucky number charm. Knots can be prim and polished or bohemian glam and beyond, depending on whose aesthetic is working the finished product.

Gabriel Co pretzel love knot ring
Pretzel love knot heart ring in white gold with diamonds, $700; Gabriel & Co.
Aresa New York diamond knot earrings
Knot earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,625; Aresa New York
Kwiat diamond knot ring
Knot ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, $3,850; Kwiat

And that’s what makes the knot so universal. No matter one’s lifestyle or life story, their focus on fashion or function, there’s truly a knot for everyone.

Top: Charm ring in 18k yellow and white gold with 5.42 cts. t.w. tourmaline and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,900; Yoki Collections

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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