Bridal: May 2017

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Driven by a desire to “create something beautiful but also affordable,” designer Michelle Fantaci enters the bridal segment this spring with a fetching new collection of engagement rings and wedding bands that mostly retail for less than $5,000. “It feels like a natural evolution,” says the New York City–based jeweler. “My main collections were moving in the direction of more romantic but not flowery, and my aesthetic, I think, lends itself to bridal.” Fantaci’s classic-with-a-twist line features ethically sourced rose- and step-cut diamonds in 18k green and white gold settings laced with Art Deco and Victorian details plucked from her Nomad and Sensu collections. Just call it “Bridal Revisited.”

(Inset) Anniversaire ring in 18k green gold with 1.7 ct. trillion diamond; $9,500; Michelle Fantaci at Muse; 866-301-6873;

Nomad ring in 18k green gold with 0.86 ct. diamond and cognac kites; $4,870

Sensu ring in 18k green gold with 0.54 ct. fan-shape diamond; $3,276

Sensu ring in 18k gold with palladium and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,850

Anniversaire pavé band in 18k green gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,200

Nomad band in reclaimed gold with 0.47 ct. t.w. hexagonal diamonds; $2,800


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Avigdor founder Ezra Solomon is convinced the halo engagement ring has had its day. “My research indicates that a wider-spread ring with a very light look is the way to go,” says the JCK Rising Star, whose 4-year-old line is composed of open-worked styles that he calls “rings with meaning.” Each one is named and described using the language of Kabbalah.

Tanya ring in 14k white gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. pavé diamonds; $1,056 (center stone not included); Avigdor; 973-898-4770;


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