Why Wear Jewelry Unless You Can See It From Space?

Or, the latest in big, beautiful jewels

I feel like I’m the only person in my circle of friends who watches Saturday Night Live regularly (if you’re out there, please tell me I’m not alone!), and I always want to relive its funniest moments with someone (anyone!). Though those moments seem to be very far and few between these days, on the night of April 16, there was one gem in an otherwise stinker of an episode (I expected better from you, Julia Louis-Dreyfus!). My colleague Rob Bates wrote about the parody jewelry commercial last week, and you’ve probably seen it by now (if not, hit that link for a quick laugh). What immediately struck me about the sketch, after thinking that this is quite possibly offensive to some of my distant relatives, was, if compared to some of the recent runway jewels, the oversize look isn’t too far off. From Alexander McQueen to Naeem Khan and plenty of runway shows in between, looks like these appear to be all the rage. But whether they make it as far as the next season still remains to be witnessed (though, I do think some of the styles are pretty cool, if not particularly appropriate for the office. Or daily life in general). So, let’s make a deal. Let’s steer clear of the jewelry that will undoubedtly throw out one’s posture, change the position of the earlobes, or give someone a concussion, and go with jewelry big enough to see from across the room but not from space. I think you’ll find that this selection will remain in favor for just a bit longer (like, forever).

Boaz Kashi rose quartz Huge ring | JCK On Your Market

“Huge” ring in 24k yellow gold with rose quartz and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,000; Boaz Kashi


Andreoli turquoise and sapphire necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in 18k white gold with turquoise, 33.94 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 3.45 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli


Dilamani fancy diamond shield ring | JCK On Your Market

Rectangle ring in 14k yellow gold with 2.49 cts. t.w. fancy colored diamonds, $6,400; Dilamani


Geoffrey Scott Montauk rose chalcedony ring | JCK On Your Market

Montauk one-of-a-kind ring in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with 28.55 ct. rose quartz, $925; Geoffrey Scott


Giovanni Raspini Crocodile ring | JCK On Your Market

Crocodile ring in sterling silver with green quartz, $515; Giovanni Raspini

Butani diamond chandelier earrings | JCK On Your Market

Red Carpet collection fringe earrings with 23.24 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Butani


Laurent Guillot Strier Black lucite necklace

Strier Black necklace in stainless steel and lucite, $550; Laurent Guillot


Nuovi Gioielli Pebbles collection jewelry suite | JCK On Your Market

Pebbles collection jewelry suite in 18k two-tone gold with 2.56 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Nuovi Gioielli


Sanalitro smoky quartz and citrine Barrel ring | JCK On Your Market

Barrel ring in 18k yellow gold with 10.8 cts. t.w. smoky quartz and citrines and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,900; Sanalitro


Sutra emerald and rose-cut diamond halo ring | JCK On Your Market

Halo ring in 18k white gold with 11 cts. t.w. emeralds and 11 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Sutra


William Noble diamond cascade earrings | JCK On Your Market

Cascade earrings in platinum with 50 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; William Noble


Yael Designs opal and pink spinel bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Multi-row bracelet in 18k white gold with 101.1 cts. t.w. opals and 10.53 cts. t.w. pink spinels, price on request; Yael Designs


Bavna multicolor tourmaline earrings| JCK On Your Market

Wheel earrings in 18k rose gold with 46.64 cts. t.w. Brazilian Paraiba slices, 14.22 cts. t.w. tourmalines, 3.62 cts. t.w. champagne diamonds, and 0.36 ct. t.w. pavé diamonds, $17,620; Bavna


Graziela Gems rubellite Sky ring | JCK On Your Market

Rubellite Sky ring in 18k gold and dark rhodium with 24 ct. rubellite cabochon, 2.5 cts. t.w. iolite, and 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $13,100; Graziela Gems

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