Silver, July–August 2016: Yael Sonia’s New Men’s Line & More


Prism Break

Yael Sonia’s new men’s collection dives deep into sterling silver—for the first time in her career. Originally made largely in 18k gold, the Brazilian designer’s men’s line features liberal amounts of silver with both oxidized and matte silver finishes as well as black and white rhodium plating. “My designs have always had a very contemporary aesthetic, and I like to work with monochromatic tones,” she says of the collection, which is distinguished by a prismatic motif and plenty of clear and rutilated quartz.

Top: Kite Tri cufflinks in silver with 14 cts. t.w. rutilated quartz and 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,750, Double Knot bracelet in black cord with prism motif in matte-finished silver, $250; inset: Prism ring in silver with black rhodium plating, $325, Yael Sonia, NYC, 212-472-6488,


Shady Characters


Gabriel & Co.’s Shadowplay collection features trendy and affordable styles with a dark edge. Made in silver with black rhodium and pale yellow, icy white, and gray diamonds, the line spans 47 SKUs starting at $175 retail. Motifs include snakes, pyramids, and starbursts. The buy-in is $35,000. 

Star ear climbers in silver with black rhodium and 0.53 ct. t.w. diamonds, $275,

“I have been selling a lot of long necklaces with open links and pavé diamond clasps that can also be worn short. I’m also selling lots of different pendants like tassels or pieces with colored stones that hang from long necklaces.”

—Lisa Glynn Vinicur, owner, Diane Glynn Jewelry, Jenkintown, Pa.

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