What’s Your Inspiration? The Wat Arun Thai Temple for Judi Powers



During a trip to Thailand several years ago, Brooklyn, N.Y.–based jewelry designer Judi Powers fell under the spell of a riverside temple called Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn. “As the sun was rising over this beautiful and sacred place, there was a warm golden glow in the sky,” Powers recollects. “Every time I saw that temple, I thought of gold and diamonds rising up into the sky.” Upon her return home, she made a pendant necklace and pair of earrings inspired by that special place, the designs of which feature her signature matte, pebble-like finish offset by the understated sparkle of rose and round brilliant-cut diamonds.

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Earrings in recycled 14k gold with 0.11 ct. t.w. mocha-color diamonds and 0.08 ct. rose-cut diamond, $2,495

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Pendant necklace in recycled 14k gold with 0.11 ct. t.w. mocha-color diamonds and 0.1 ct. rose-cut diamond, $2,776

(Photos courtesy of Gurvitch Images for Judi Powers Jewelry)

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