Gold, May 2019: Animal Pendants, Curved Stacking Rings


Animal Magnetism

lulu and shay fox charmWhen Leeorah Betan-Hartman, founder and designer of New York City–based jewelry brand Lulu & Shay, recently discovered that astrological signs have ­corresponding spirit animals, she was inspired to ­create talisman-like pendants ­depicting the protective critters, which include the bear, owl, raven, fox, and wolf. The ­resulting designs feel rustic, but—cast in rich 14k ­yellow, white, or rose gold—undeniably upscale. “I was so intrigued by how well the ­descriptions of the animal ­personalities fit the people I know,” says Betan-­Hartman. “I created the collection to represent personal characteristics in a meaningful way.”

Capricorn horse, Sagittarius owl, Scorpio snake, and Pisces fox pendants in 14k gold; $750 (sterling silver black rhodium chain) and $965 (14k gold chain); Lulu & Shay;;



satomi kawatika curva ringsCurva Appeal

Satomi Kawakita Jewelry has thrown a kink into the classic stacking ring design. The dainty 18k gold Curva collection rings don’t layer in the usual way, like a roll of Lifesavers. Instead, they bow and arch on the finger, creating cool connections with positive and negative space. “Before now I didn’t really like to see spaces between stacked rings,” says designer Satomi Kawakita. “Now I enjoy the beautiful spaces that curved, wavy bands can create.”

(From top) Livia ring, $230; Ripple band, $300; Twisting band, $245; White Diamond Wave band, $2,170; Braided Eternity band, $285; White Diamond Ripple Half-Eternity band, $980; Wide Livia ring, $395, all in 18k yellow gold (also available in 18k rose gold and platinum);

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