The Spirit of Aloha
Vicente Agor’s new Hokule‘a collection nods to the history of the first Hawaiians—Polynesians sailing to the islands from Tahiti some 2,000 years ago. Hokule‘a is a 30-SKU line of 18k gold and silver styles with sea and sun themes featuring gems like sapphires and diamonds. (The cornerstone piece is a boulder opal pendant with a small surfer-like figure at the bottom center of the stone.) Retail prices for the collection, which evolved from Agor’s sea-inspired Swell collection, start at $750.
(Pictured: Surfer necklace in 18k gold with a 37 ct. Australian boulder opal and 0.49 ct. t.w. diamonds; $7,975; Vicente Agor, San Francisco; 415-863-1770; vicenteagor.com)
Vicente Agor Sailboat earrings in 18k gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds; $3,225
Vicente Agor Afternoon Sun ring in 18k gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds; $3,875
HOT STOCK TIP
The Stiletto drop earring collection from Leora Aminoff of Madison L takes inspiration from—what else?—shoes! The designer’s love of high heels—particularly a pair of strappy black Manolos—inspired her line of 65 dramatic earrings in 14k gold with diamonds, mother-of-pearl, black onyx, reconstituted turquoise, and more. Retail prices start at $702 per pair.
Stiletto drop earrings in 14k gold with black onyx and diamonds, $999, madisonldesigns.com
“John Hardy has some great new yellow gold; Phillips House has new fashion items; Gurhan has new pieces accented with beautiful ruby.”
—Olivia Cornell, president, Cornell’s Jewelers, Rochester, N.Y.