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ARK designer Ann Korman, a former editor for Vogue and Glamour, started making jewelry while living in India, and her love of Eastern design and metaphysical concepts is evident throughout her mystical-feeling collection. The 18k gold squares that form the Lunar Goddess bracelet are engraved with ancient symbols related to Hindu goddesses and the gifts they bestow—happiness, safety, wealth, and peace of mind, to name a few.
18k yellow gold bracelet with pavé diamond link (not shown); $22,050; arkfinejewelry.com
Before pivoting to jewelry, designer Julie Genet was a dental surgeon, and says her 20-plus years of experience creating dental prostheses—a process similar to wax-casting jewelry—prepared her well for her second career. The French jeweler will make her JCK Las Vegas debut this year, where she’ll showcase a collection dubbed Microvegas that pays homage to Sin City’s gaming industry. The collection comprises 18k gold rings, bracelets, and necklaces that feature tiny, intricately detailed playing cards. “We thought there was no place in the world more appropriate to present this collection than in Las Vegas,” says Caroline Genet, Julie’s sister and business partner.
Micro dog-tag necklace in 18k yellow gold, $800, Ace of Diamonds bracelet in 18k yellow gold, $600, Ace of Clubs ring in 18k yellow gold, $600; Julie Genet Joaillerie; email@example.com; juliegenet.com