We can start with a reminder that my birthstone is ruby, and I’m here for it at all times.
That said, I would totally settle for a ruby-inspired candle from a line that jeweler Alexis Kletjian turned me on to—the candles sell like crazy in her Pennsylvania gallery boutique.
I‘ve been madly in love with malachite since I first started blogging for JCK. I still can’t get enough.
As such, I loved the Africa Boules pieces Marco Bicego showed among many other new collections at Couture 2019. Not just in malachite, but also in coral. Plus, they’re perfectly priced for gifting.
I learned this year that my heart aches for a bold, hefty, and crazy-glamorous gold bracelet from the 1940s more than anything else in existence. Macklowe Gallery let me know the particular look I like is called a tank bracelet. Tanks for the tip!
Also spotted at Macklowe (but not for sale; the vessel was being used to store pens on a presentation table): the beguiling curio below. The maker is based in Paris, and I’ve seen the porcelain at ABC Carpet & Home, but the mugs have been more elusive. I think you can get them only at John Derian.
I love the rich, regal quality of this watch. Yasss, queen, indeed.
Now this is a holiday party. And the opulence of ’90s-era Versace is something we should be anticipating as a 2020 trend.
I tried these on when I visited the Reinstein Ross boutique in New York City’s Meatpacking District in August. The blue of these opals is super vivid, and the diamonds pop like crazy.
I met Leiva designer Mandy Carroll this fall up in Connecticut where I live. There’s something very chic and giftable about this long, swingy heart necklace. Especially since my JCK colleague Brittany Siminitz says heart jewelry is cool now. And it would look so good layered with other pieces.
You know what? I had a jeweled bunny ring on my wish list last year. The one I’m coveting this year is so incredible I don’t mind that I’m being repetitive. It also means my yearning has yet to be fulfilled. Or maybe I’m being too subtle? Wait, don’t answer that.
I don’t have a signet ring, and I want one from Heavenly Vices because, along with every editor I know, I’m a big fan. I also think this will come in handy in 2020—election year—and if I’m wearing this it’s a built-in apology for when the junkyard dog in me comes out.
And last but not least, something practical—a place to jot down all the jewels and collections that catch my eye in 2020.
See you out and about, and Happy Holidays!
Top: Circa-1920 pair of carved snowflake rock crystal Saddle cuffs with 12 cts. t.w. old mine–cut diamonds and baguette-cut diamonds set in antique white gold, $64,000; Belperron. No explanation needed. They’re beyond.
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