Diamonds, March–April 2018: Eriness, Poe Jewelry, and More

Poe planetary ball necklaceCAN’T-MISS COLLECTION

Ring and a Prayer

When Venice, Calif.–based designer Danielle Birrittella began studying ancient mandala illustrations depicting the body’s chakras, she noticed that representations of each of the seven sacred energy points corresponded to a different fancy-shape diamond. Using the stones as a foundation, Birrittella, who also happens to be a classically trained singer, created a line of Japa rings, named after the Hindu word for the repetition of a mantra. Every ring bears seven diamonds, or points, “representing each chakra as well as the seven days of the week and the cyclical way we move through our lives,” she says. While the prayer rings form the cornerstone of Poe, the elegant diamond and 18k gold jewelry collection she named after her mother also includes bangles and earrings, with prices ranging from $500 to $6,500. All the pieces are united by the philosophy that informed Birrittella’s 1980s upbringing on a Hindu ashram, where prayer beads were considered essential to a mindfulness practice. “The rings,” she says, “are like tiny, beautiful tools.” —Victoria Gomelsky

Poe ellipse huggies(From top) Chimera Orbit ring in 18k rose gold​ with ​emeralds, $1,980, Japa Prayer rings in 18k gold with fancy-shape diamonds, $2,200–$4,400, Planetary Ball pendant in 18k yellow gold with princess-cut diamonds, $1,780, Ellipse huggies in 18k yellow gold with princess-cut diamonds, $960; Poe; 800-939-6068;



Nevertheless, She Resisted

eriness resist diamond necklace

Because who says you can’t sparkle when you’re smashing the patriarchy? “After taking some time to reflect on the transformation of our country,” explains Eriness designer Erin Sachse, she created the Resist x Eriness necklace—a piece that makes a statement and contributes to a good cause. “I really wanted to do something meaningful and give back to a cause that is important to me,” says Sachse, “so I decided to donate [20 percent] of my proceeds to Planned Parenthood.” The revolution will be accessorized! —Melissa Rose Bernardo

Resist necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds; $750;

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