Colored Stones, May 2018: Polly Wales’ Blossom Crush Jewels & More


Treasure Planet

At JCK Tucson in February, New York City–based designer Dana Bronfman introduced her Earthly Delights collection “to challenge traditional perspectives on high jewelry,” she says. Using “earthy stones” such as chrysocolla, lapis lazuli, and rutilated quartz—like in this statement-making quartz-and-lapis doublet ring—Bronfman has incorporated her signature Oculus design into each piece for a look that is out of this world. —Victoria Gomelsky

Earthly Delights doublet ring in 18k yellow gold with oval rutilated quartz over lapis lazuli and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,900;


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Awesome Blossom

“Bruised rainbow” is how British designer Polly Wales describes the mix of multicolored sapphires and diamonds she uses for Blossom Crush, her latest collection of 18k yellow gold pieces that spotlight her intentionally imperfect (and much-copied) casting style. The medley of sapphires wrapping each piece includes deep purples, acid greens, warm peaches, and earthy teals. Says Wales: “There’s magic in this lush floral palette, inviting onlookers to lose themselves in the cobblestones of gold, sapphires, and diamonds.” —Emili Vesilind

Blossom Crush D’Ornano padlock pendant in 18k yellow gold with diamonds and multicolored sapphires, $8,800; La Fontaine chain necklace in 18k yellow gold with diamonds and multicolored sapphires, $7,700; La Mélinite skull ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds and multicolored sapphires, $12,100; Polly Wales; 213-265-7064;

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