Gold: September–October 2017


Fertile Ground

A recent move to Tel Aviv, Israel, prompted former New Yorker Ilana Ariel Sarna, founder and owner of Ilana Ariel jewelry, to create a collection inspired by the city’s abundance of graphic Mediterranean tile work. Grounded—a series of curvilinear rings, necklaces, and earrings—celebrates the city’s “aesthetic imperfections, vibrant hues, and classic Mediterranean atmosphere,” says Sarna, who reveals that the collection’s name is a reference to her personal process of getting comfortable in a new city. Standout pieces include the Aziza earrings, which boast asymmetrical teardrop shapes, and the accessibly priced Meira necklace, which features a tilelike gold pendant with rounded cutouts and a chic row of diminutive diamonds.

(From top) Meira necklace in 14k gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,350, Adina earrings in 14k yellow gold with 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,400, Aziza earrings in 14k yellow gold with pink sapphires and 0.8 ct. t.w. diamonds, $17,520; Ilana Ariel;;


Modern Love

Midcentury modern design, with its spare lines and softly sloping curves, is firmly back in the style spotlight. And its aesthetics were the chief inspiration for private-label company Artistry Ltd.’s first-ever branded collection, Graymoor Lane Designs. Graymoor’s 14k gold Juniper bracelet puts a fresh spin on era-specific hallmarks. But its superb craftsmanship, rounded forms, and serpentine lines are delightfully derivative.

Juniper bracelet in 14k gold with diamonds; $1,095;

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