For Heaven’s Sake
Celestial motifs are evergreen in jewelry, but not since the Victorian era have we seen so much demand for jewels boasting planetary inspiration. The sun, moon, stars, and planets feel especially luxe when wrought in real gold. Designers such as Andrea Fohrman and Sofia Zakia built their popular permanent collections on real-gold celestial styles, but emerging brands including Minnesota-based Acanthus and New York City’s Cyril have been looking to the cosmos recently to create romantic, witchy-feeling gold jewels. Consider us spellbound.
(Top) Stardust locket in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,350, Sofia Zakia, email@example.com, sofiazakia.com; Moonbeam Moonstone Diamond necklace with 71.2 ct. hand-carved moonstone and 1.4 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k gold, $14,500, Brooke Gregson, 310-745-9659, brookegregson.com; (above) 14k yellow gold bead bracelet with white diamond and black enamel moon and star medallion, $1,320, Sydney Evan, 213-236-4444, sydneyevan.com
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Tech vs. Tradition
Inspired by cross-stitch samplers and 8-bit digital fonts, Roule & Co.’s new Pixel Dust monogram pendants are a playful embodiment of retro-futurism, or “techno-folk,” says New York City–based cofounder Laurin Lucaire. The half-inch-high pendants are available in every capital letter and also in heart, bird, and rosebud shapes. The designer says she and her cofounder—her husband, Christopher Roule—have “always been fascinated by the overlap between primitive and modern forms.”
14k yellow gold charm with white diamonds on 14k yellow gold chain; $1,595; rouleandcompany.com