Summer 2021 Colored Stones: Kintsugi Jewelry

Pomellato kintsugi kogolong earrings
14k rose gold Kintsugi earrings with kogolong; $18,400; Pomellato;;
Jamie Joseph golden joinery malachite necklace
Golden Joinery malachite and diamond necklace in oxidized sterling and 22k gold; $1,895; Jamie Joseph; info@jamiejoseph;


Flaw & Order

Perfection has its place. But it’s the beauty of imperfection—and rejuvenation—that inspired one of 2021’s most distinctive jewelry trends: kintsugi. The ancient Japanese art is the practice of mending broken gemstones (or, more commonly, ceramics) using a fast-drying lacquer that leaves behind meandering gold seams. Pomellato, Jennifer Dawes Design, and Jamie Joseph are among the modern jewelers that have recently embraced the art, which dates back to the 15th century. Vincenzo Castaldo, Pomellato’s creative director, says the aim of the brand’s Kintsugi series was “not to create perfection, but a very individual and spontaneous result. Each jewel is truly one of a kind, and this to me is the real essence of preciousness.” —Emili Vesilind

Top: Fault Line ring in 14k yellow gold with 3.5 ct. boulder opal and diamonds, price on request, Perfectly Imperfect ring in 14k yellow gold with 7.91 ct. blue sapphire and diamonds, price on request; Jennifer Dawes Design; 888-802-0880;

Artistry honeycomb citrine ringArtistry honeycomb citrine necklaceHOT STOCK TIP

Mellow Yellow

Looking for a way to introduce your clients to Illuminating, the sun-soaked shade Pantone selected as one of its 2021 Colors of the Year? The buzzworthy Honeycomb collection from Artistry is sure to allay any I-can’t-wear-yellow fears. We’re practically hypnotized by the prismatic hexagon-shape citrine—not to mention the sweet golden hue. Plus, the warm 14k yellow gold looks good on virtually any skin tone. —Melissa Rose Bernardo

Honeycomb necklace in 14k yellow gold with 3.57 ct. citrine and 0.29 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,775, Honeycomb ring in 14k yellow gold with 1.32 ct. citrine and 0.22 ct. t.w. diamond halo; $1,525;

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