From Mine to Store: Alessio Boschi Has Created a Sweet Peacock

Like the fancifully feathered bird that inspired it, this gemmy peacock necklace by designer Alessio Boschi for AB Jewels is full of surprises. On the back of every individual feather is a minuscule one-of-a-kind peacock wrought in various gemstones, each with tiny black diamonds for eyes. Boschi says the lifelike design was inspired by “the moment I saw this amazing set of 26 black opals”—15 of which made it into the final design. “I believe stones have power, and I believe this power somehow touches my ­imagination,” he says, adding with a laugh, “I’m Italian, so don’t expect rationality.”Feather BrainedThe meticulously formed white and pink gold feathers feature 93.14 cts. t.w. black Australian opals, 4.19 cts. t.w. white diamonds, 9.4 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, 11.6 cts. t.w. orange sapphires, 4.52 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, 24.82 cts. t.w. tsavorites, 0.11 ct. t.w

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