Diamonds: July–August 2017


New Direction

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, jewelry brand A. Jaffe has created an engagement ring that allows wearers to flip their diamond from a north-south setting to an east-west setting, using a simple twist mechanism. The aptly named Pirouette ring accommodates oval-, emerald-, and marquise-cut diamonds—and effectively turns the classic engagement ring on its head.

Pirouette semi-mount in platinum; $2,500 (center stone not included);



Cut Loose

New York City’s Christopher Designs is famous for its innovative Crisscut diamonds, which feature light-enhancing crisscrossed facets. But the brand’s penchant for precision also extends to its jewelry. The latest collection—a series of intricately fabricated bracelets that stack up beautifully—marries curvaceous, understated 14k white and yellow gold with diamonds. “I wanted to create a timeless collection that represents the modern-yet-classic woman,” says company founder and designer Christopher Slowinski. Collection standouts include a bamboo-inspired bangle with round diamond accents and a yellow gold bracelet that curves into a loop to lasso a gleaming 0.32 ct. L’Amour Crisscut pear-shape diamond.

14k yellow gold bracelet with 0.32 ct. L’Amour Crisscut pear-shape diamond, $3,951, 14k white gold bracelet with 0.58 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $5,725, 14k yellow gold bracelet with 0.57 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $5,800; Christopher Designs;;

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