Gold, September–October 2016: Arrow Jewelry and More


Arrow Smiths

Jewelry designers are besotted with arrow motifs. Both Sofia Kaman and Samuel B. have transformed the ancient weapon into wrap-around-the-finger–style rings, while Lynn Ban’s blackened arrow jewels evoke notions of armor, defense, and protection. Ban tells JCK she especially loves “the tribal aspect of the arrow piercing through the lobe juxtaposed with the primness of a pearl.”

Top: arrow ring in 14k white gold with 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $753, Samuel B. Collection, Great Neck, N.Y., 516-466-1826,; arrow earrings in 18k gold with black rhodium, 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, and akoya pearls, $4,000, Lynn Ban, NYC, 212-480-1359,; inset: arrow stacking ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.02 ct. t.w. diamonds, $395, Sofia Kaman, Venice, Calif., 310-310-3998, 



Gilty Pleasures

Fox bangle in 14k gold, $473,

Fans of Pyrrha’s silver talismans of love and empowerment will fall fast for the same Victorian-inspired wax seal and personalized styles in a new reclaimed 14k gold line. Designers Danielle and Wade Papin have taken pains to ensure the collection is now as rich in substance as it is in sentimentality. Plus, with retail prices starting at $118, it’s easy to get hooked on Pyrrha’s over-the-top adorableness. (Exhibit A: the fox bangle pictured here.) 


“Our primary business is diamonds and estate jewelry. People bring us a lot of traditional fashion rings and chains, and about half of our inventory is estate jewelry.” 

—J. Michael Tracy, gemologist, Huntington Jewelers, Las Vegas

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