Gold: Daria de Koning’s Cabochons & More


Queen of Cabochons

Daria de Koning’s 8-year-old firm casts a spotlight on the beauty of cabochons. Cut to display maximum color—and sometimes to reveal cool inclusions—her cabochons cluster in soap-bubble formations set off by leggy prongs in 18k yellow gold. The on-trend styles (which start at $500) are American-made, and boast a slightly vintage and whimsical vibe. 

From left: Dagny stacking ring in 18k yellow gold with pink tourmaline, rhodolite, red garnet, iolite, and amethyst, $3,600; Dagny Sun earrings in 18k yellow gold with iolite and carnelian, $2,000; Dagny stacking bangles in 18k yellow gold with gemstones, $4,600Daria de Koning, NYC; 646-543-9020;




Nina studs in 14k rose gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. princess-cut diamonds, $1,

Good Shape 

At once minimalist and statement-making, these chic Nina earrings are distinguished by an attention-grabbing silhouette that’s small yet sleek and memorable. Some read them as half-moons and others see fans, but everyone agrees they are a stylish choice. 



“We sell a lot of Roberto Coin and Nanis pieces as well as estate jewelry. In gold without gemstones, Roberto Coin’s Pois Moi collection does very well for us.” 

—Marshall Varon, president, Morgan’s Jewelers Inc., Torrance and Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.