Nature’s Best: Jewels for the Outdoorswoman

Those who prefer staying in will love them, too

If you follow me on Instagram (if you’re not interested in pictures and cats and food, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it), you may have noticed that I spent a couple of weeks away getting in touch with my outdoorsy side. Yeah, I didn’t know I had one, either. But it turns out that I do, and I embraced it fully on a recent journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway. From yurts to actual tents to, okay, some pretty oustanding B&B’s (I didn’t say I spent all of my time with nature), I familiarized myself with a different kind of vacation this year. And it seems those types of vacations are trending—the camping ones, I mean. It might have something to do with the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Parks. It may be because Instagram has caught glamping fever.

Whatever the reason, or combination of them, more travelers are opting to unplug their iPhones and plug into Mother Earth (minus those few seconds it takes to broadcast on Snapchat how well we’re doing being tech-free, womp womp). I don’t necessarily think the vacation trend is affiliated with the botanically detailed jewelry that’s bursting on the scene (perhaps I’m now just looking for it), but I do think it’s important. At JCK Las Vegas this year, I saw more and more jewelry kissed by Mother Nature—mostly in the form of flower and leaf silhouettes, but also ones with nature-inspired textures, plus insects and other critters—and now that I’m a total outdoors person (don’t laugh. Maybe laugh a little), I’m thrilled that more jewelers are answering the call. So whether your shoppers’ tastes for the outdoors range from climbing mountains to gardening to simply keeping fresh flowers on the table, I wager you’d be hard-pressed to find someone not impressed by any (or all) of these.

Amy Kahn Russell one-of-a-kind brooch | JCK On Your Market

One-of-a-kind cast chrysanthemum brooch in sterling silver with carved fossil, amethyst, and opal/quartz doublet, $978; Amy Kahn Russell


RAS Dragonfly earrings | JCK On Your Market

RAS Dragonfly earrings in gold-plated sterling silver, price on request; Ancarso


Andreoli titanium ruby and pink sapphire brooch | JCK On Your Market

Brooch in titanium with 22.86 ct. ruby, 36.09 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 8.83 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli


Blackbird and the Snow moonstone Bug ring | JCK On Your Market

Bug ring in 14k yellow gold with rainbow moonstones and diamonds, $980; Blackbird and the Snow


Giovanni Raspini Gingko earrings | JCK On Your Market

Gingko earrings in sterling silver, $250; Giovanni Raspini


William Noble dragonfly brooch| JCK On Your Market

Dragonfly brooch in yellow gold with enamel and 2 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; William Noble




Isabelle Langlois Paris Histoires Naturelles pink sapphire ring | JCK On Your Market

Histoires Naturelles ring in 18k yellow gold with rose-cut pink sapphire, price on request; Isabelle Langlois Paris


Judi Powers honey bee necklace | JCK On Your Market

Honey bee necklace in 14k yellow gold, $425; Judi Powers


Jye Luxury Colection butterfly drop earrings | JCK On YOur Market

Butterfly earrings in 18k white and yellow gold with 2.24 cts. t.w. white and yellow diamonds, $10,811; Jye Luxury Collection


Kelim Jewelry Design botanical bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Bracelet in sterling silver, $329; Kelim Jewelry Design


L'Dezen floral ring | JCK On Your Market

Flower ring in 18k rose and yellow gold with fancy-shape diamonds, price on request; L’Dezen





Kabana Eden collection butterfly pendant | JCK On Your Market

Eden collection butterfly pendant in 14k rose gold with Australian crystal opals, black onyx, rhodolite garnets, and 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds, $14,044; Kabana


Leo Pizzo Fiore collection diamond ring | JCK On Your Market

Fiore collection ring in white gold with diamonds, price on request; Leo Pizzo


Michou floral gemstone cuff bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Cuff bracelet in sterling silver with black mother-of-pearl and 3.21 cts. t.w. amethyst, phrenite, salmon topaz, mystic fire quartz, and peridot, $545; Michou


Parade Design Lyria leaves wrap ring | JCK On Your Market

Lyria leaves wrap ring in 18k white gold with 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,975; Parade Design


Samuel B dragonfly drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Dragonfly earrings in sterling silver and 18k gold with citrines, $126; Samuel B. Collection


Stuller gold branch necklace | JCK On Your Market

Branch necklace in yellow gold, price on request; Stuller


Carrera y Carrera double Hoja ring | JCK On Your Market

Hoja double ring in 18k rose gold with 0.77 ct. t.w. sapphires, rubies, and tsavorites, and 0.02 ct. diamond, price on request;  Carrera y Carrera


TK Metal Arts birthstone necklaces | JCK On Your Market

Birthstone necklaces in recycled sterling silver and 18k gold with sapphire, ruby, and emerald, $275 each; TK Metal Arts


EFFY two finger leaf ring | JCK On Your Market

Nature collection two-finger leaf ring in sterling silver with 2.3 cts. t.w. tsavorite, price on request; Effy




Waxing Poetic Transformative dragonfly pendant | JCK On Your Market

Transformative Dragonfly pendant in brass and sterling silver with labradorite and Swarovski Opals, $130; Waxing Poetic


Le Vian Lemon Quartz butterfly pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 14k Honey Gold with 11.75 ct. Lemon Quartz, 3.21 ct. Ocean Blue Topaz, multicolor sapphires, and Chocolate Quartz and Vanilla Topaz accents, price on request; Le Vian


Ferrari Firenze When Spring Came ring collection | JCK On Your Market

When Spring Came collection rings, price on request; Ferrari Firenze

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