Gold, November–December 2017: New Hoops, Classic Chains & More



Royal Chain braceletBACK TO BASICS

Royal Treatment

Third-generation jewelry manufacturer and distributor Royal Chain is celebrating a very special birthday next year: the big 4-0. While the company plans to release new designs in time for JCK Las Vegas 2018, for now, it’s focusing on going back to basics—and that means gold, gold, and more gold. “Consumers are embracing the simplicity of the polished yellow gold like we haven’t seen since the turnRoyal Chain gold drop earring of the century,” says vice president Phillip Gabriel Maroof. “The beauty of our classic gold pieces is that they are so versatile, and so timeless, that in another 40 years we will probably still be selling many of those same items.” —Brittany Siminitz

Choker necklace in 14k yellow gold, $605; bracelet in 14k yellow gold with garnet, peridot, blue topaz, citrine, and amethyst, $370; bead link drop earrings in 14k gold, $305 (sold as pair); Royal Chain Group; sales@royalchain.com; royalchain.com

 

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Landscape Artist

Original Eve yellow gold hoop earrings

Original Eve designer Eve Streicker has a serious case of wanderlust. Her first collection, Terracing Peru, pays homage to the mountainous South American country, where she saw terraces “that wrap around cliffs like ribbon,” recalls the New York City–based Streicker. “And everywhere you looked there was incredible shadow play…which is why the jewelry has a high-polished finish and strong shadows in every lighting scenario.” She’s already planning her next line, an ode to Portugal’s volcanic archipelago, the Azores: “At the top of the peaks that make up the islands are incredible crater lakes in very vivid blues and greens.” Who knows what locale will inspire her next? —Melissa Rose Bernardo

Terrace open hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold; $3,200; originaleve.com