Colored Stones, November–December 2017: Birthstone Jewelry & More



My Story rose gold dog tagCAN’T-MISS COLLECTION

Talking Story

In November 2013, Timeless Fine Jewelry’s Jackie Cohen adopted a baby girl, just eight days after connecting with the birth mother. In search of a piece to commemorate her long journey to motherhood, the New York City–based jeweler created a 14k yellow gold ring set with a baguette-cut citrine and named it the Julia, after her now-4-year-old daughter. The following June, she wore it to JCK Las Vegas. “All my clients loved it,” Cohen recalls. “I’d tell them about Julia, they’d tell me their stories. They asked if I could make the rings in other colors.” The positive feedback spawned Cohen’s elegant My Story Fine Jewelry collection of birthstone jewels, which now includes gem-set skinny dog tags, earrings, and variations on the Julia with price points starting around $900 retail. A portion of sales goes to HelpUsAdopt.org. —Victoria Gomelsky

My Story blue topaz earringsCustomizable birthstone rings in 14k white and rose gold, $800 and up; skinny engravable dog tag pendant in 14k rose gold with diamonds, $1,250; blue topaz birthstone earrings in 14k white gold, $600 (also sold as singles); My Story Fine Jewelry; concierge@mystoryfinejewelry.com; mystoryfinejewelry.com

 

Zoe Chicco for Gemfields swirl ringHOT STOCK TIP

Green Style

For her new collaboration with Gemfields, designer Zoë Chicco reworked a clutch of her delicate 14k gold and diamond layering pieces using responsibly sourced emeralds from Zambia (in marquise, emerald, and pear shapes). The collection includes stylish stacking rings, thin bracelets, and simple but chic pendant necklaces. Prices range from $350 to $1,750. —Emili Vesilind

Swirl ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.24 ct. Zambian emerald and 0.01 ct. diamond; $795; zoechicco.com