We’ve seen diamonds in movable settings before, but never quite like this. French jewelry atelier Marie Mas, founded by designer Marie Cabirou, innovated a technique in which gemstones set back-to-back rotate forward and back—like dominoes on a hinge—switching color as they flip. Her latest collection, Swinging Stones, builds on this idea, but incorporates diamonds for the first time. The series includes exquisite high jewelry pieces and less blingy “daily wear” pieces that feature trails of multicolored tourmalines reversing to icy white diamonds. “I’m looking for movement and poetry in the mechanism’s complexity,” says Cabirou, a former jewelry designer for Christian Dior Couture. “My jewelry comes alive when it’s worn.”
Top: Dancing Diamond Open Ring S in 18k rose gold with 0.37 ct. t.w. diamonds reversing to multicolored tourmalines, $4,400; above: 18k rose gold Swinging Diamond Pampille ring with 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds reversing to multicolored tourmalines, $3,700; left: Dancing Diamond Earrings S in 18k rose gold with 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds reversing to multicolored tourmaline, $4,875; Marie Mas; email@example.com; mariemas.com
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Into the Wood
Italian jewelry brand Vendorafa’s latest collection pairs bloodwood sourced in Central America with precious metals and diamonds. The showstopping Satine bloodwood cuff layers a crosshatch of undulating rose, yellow, or white gold shimmering with brown diamonds across a single swoop of smooth, rosy-hued wood. The juxtaposition of earthiness and opulence recalls important (and utterly dazzling) cuff designs from the 1960s and ’70s.
Satine bloodwood cuff in wood, 14k rose gold, and diamonds; $10,650; vendorafa.net