Jade of Honor
Nadine Aysoy won the U.K. New Designer of the Year award in 2018, but isn’t yet well-known in the United States—a situation that surely won’t last. In a sea of casual-feeling fine jewelry, the London-based Aysoy’s collections are refreshingly sophisticated, even royal-feeling in their ordered elegance. For her Celeste series, the designer bejewels jade discs—her base element—with deeply saturated sapphires and tsavorite, then boosts the sparkle factor with white diamonds. Glamorous yet wearable, these mini works of art transcend fashion’s fickle tides.
(From top) Celeste ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. white diamonds, 0.59 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and a 23.65 ct. jade disc, $4,500, Celeste ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.04 ct. t.w. round-cut white diamonds, 0.49 ct. t.w. yellow sapphires, and one 12 mm white jade disc, $3,300; Celeste earrings in 18k white gold with 1.22 cts. t.w. white round-cut diamonds, 2.3 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, and eight 11 mm–14 mm jade discs, $13,300, Celeste earrings in 18k rose gold with 0.77 ct. t.w. pink sapphires and 9.75 cts. t.w. jade, $4,100, Nadine Aysoy, email@example.com, nadineaysoy.com
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We’re over the rainbow for jewelry brand Aisha Baker’s new Galaxy earrings, which depict rainbows and clouds colored by the pastel hues of opals, sapphires, and aquamarines. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, designer Aisha Baker, who partners on her namesake collection with design director Hoonik Chang, says the otherworldly look was inspired by “a princess from the galaxy who sees our world through the lens of a prism.” Color us smitten.
Galaxy earrings in 18k white gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds and 3.96 cts. t.w. opals, yellow sapphires, aquamarines, pink sapphires, and briolette-cut white topaz; $11,200; aishabaker.com