Leaf Jewelry for an Endless Autumn



There’s a lot to love about autumn, but its leaves may very well be the best thing. After all, can you imagine the thought of the season without foliage? I should think not.

But fall is coming to a close, as evidenced by the trees. Once flourishing in red, orange, and yellow, their branches are now bare, a sight we’ll most likely tire of seeing come January, as we long for spring’s flowers to show up (though they won’t, until at least April).

Ancarso leaves necklace
Tamil necklace plated in 18k yellow gold with resin, agate, and river pearls, €67 ($76); Koloko

Thanksgiving, which is most definitely considered one of autumn’s holidays, is just around the corner. For those who like to dress on theme, leaf—or leaves—jewelry is perfect for the occasion. It’s actually a beautiful icon to wear anytime of year, as leaves are thought to be symbolic of fertility and growth, as well as the circle of life. It can also simply be a talisman of nature, a lovely gift for those who enjoy being outdoors.

Hatai Flora Garden ring
Flora Garden ring in sterling silver and 22k yellow gold with enamel and ruby cabochons, price on request; Hatai Jewelry
Mark Henry alexandrite leaves bracelet
Leaves bracelet in 18k yellow gold with alexandrite and diamonds, price on request; Mark Henry
Andrea Groussman diamond leaves ring
Leaves ring in 14k rose gold with 0.23 ct. t.w. round and 0.13 ct. t.w. baguette diamonds, $1,170; Andrea Groussman
Clogau Debutante Feather pendant
Debutante collection pendant in 9k yellow and rose gold, £530 ($689); Clogau

It’s also fun to play a bit with the shape of leaves, with jewels that aren’t meant to be a representation of foliage per se, but just sort of happen to look that way. It’s also interesting to note that the pendant above, by Clogau, is considered a feather—a flexible look, in my opinion, that can be considered either or.

Kallati fancy diamond leaf earrings
Drop earrings in 14k white and yellow gold with 2.75 cts. t.w. diamonds, $8,525; Kallati
Korite Malibu pendant
Malibu pendant in sterling silver with ammolite and white topaz, $615; Korite

Winter may be coming, but the fall can live on through exquisite jewelry looks such as these.

Top: Leaves earrings in 18k yellow and white gold with 4.3 cts. t.w. pink and yellow sapphires and 0.55 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli