Jewelry designer Emily P. Wheeler, a veteran of the Bay Area tech scene, introduced her collection of diamond and gemstone fine jewelry in 2014 with a diamond-studded cigar band that caught fire with San Francisco’s social set. Wheeler’s latest collection of diamond-based designs plays with the X shape in innovative and unexpected ways: Thin slashes of 18k white, yellow, and rose gold—incorporating diamond pavé and baguette-cut diamonds—create beautifully off-kilter forms when crisscrossed. Even without the high-wattage sparkle of their diamonds, these designs would turn heads.
Top: X earrings with 3.1 cts. t.w. baguette and pavé diamonds in 14k yellow and white gold, $16,200, Line earrings with 0.5 ct. t.w. baguette and pavé diamonds in 14k yellow and white gold, $3,800; left: Single Opal X earring in 18k white and rose gold with a 17.62 ct. opal and 1.23 cts. t.w. baguette and pavé diamonds, $14,400; Emily P. Wheeler; 646-745-6831; emilypwheeler.com
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Throw Me a Loop
Few jewelry looks are hotter than hoop earrings right now. And these versatile hoops from Le Vian—fabricated in the brand’s trademark pinkish 14k Strawberry Gold and set with 6 cts. t.w. round-cut diamonds—are an alluring option for high-end jewelry fans eager to invest in a trendy style that never truly falls out of fashion.
14k Strawberry Gold hoop earrings with 6 cts. t.w. Vanilla Diamonds; $32,598;