Colored Stones, July–August 2018: Sandy Leong x Swarovski & More


Hue Again

sandy leong x swarovski pink sapphire ruby cuffThe layering of rich hues that often appears in the sky at dawn and dusk inspired the Twilight collection, a 25-piece line from Sandy Leong in tandem with Swarovski. Made in New York City using recycled 18k gold and genuine sapphires and rubies cut by Swarovski, the wearable, delicate-feeling designs, which range in price from $1,250 to $60,000, compose the most colorful collection Leong has ever produced. The fine jewelry designer, whose longtime focus on sustainability includes membership in the No Dirty Gold international initiative, is poised to become a Swarovski ambassador for sustainable design. Clearly, the collaboration’s off to a stellar start. —Emili Vesilind

(Top) Pale Pink Sapphire, Dusty Rose Sapphire, and Ruby Hinge bangles in 18k recycled yellow gold, $3,900–$7,800, Ombré Rose Coil ring with pink sapphires and rubies in 18k recycled yellow gold, $3,700, Ombré Rose Triple Hoop earrings with pink sapphires and rubies in 18k recycled yellow gold, $12,500; (inset) Ombré Rose hinge cuff with pink sapphires and rubies in 18k recycled yellow gold, $60,000; Sandy Leong;;



Sustainable Style

toby pomeroy amethyst ear huggersMade using reclaimed gold branded as EcoGold and amethyst mined and faceted in facilities that pay living wages and promote the health and safety of all workers, these Comet earrings are the epitome of conscious consumerism. That they emerged from the workshop of Toby Pomeroy, the Corvallis, Ore.–based brand that pioneered the use of environmentally sustainable and socially responsible jewelry, gives them instant street cred. But it’s their chic styling that lends the earrings their irresistible charm. Victoria Gomelsky

Comet ear-hugger earrings in 14k EcoGold with fair-trade amethyst; $525;

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