It doesn’t get much more meta than fine jewelry that incorporates realistic paintings of diamonds. But that’s exactly what Los Angeles–based jewelry designer Melissa Spencer has pulled off for a new collaboration with artist Angie Crabtree, whose paintings depict diamond facets enlarged more than 1,000 times. The collection of 18k gold and silver pendant necklaces, earrings, and rings from Spencer Fine Jewelry features miniatures of Crabtree’s facet paintings—each encased in a layer of translucent rocky crystal quartz and mother-of-pearl. The marriage of the real and the illustrated is nothing short of riveting.
Renae ring in 18k rose gold, $2,200; Juliette necklace in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $5,850; Elle stud earrings in 18k rose gold, $3,100; Spencer Fine Jewelry; firstname.lastname@example.org; spencerfinejewelry.com
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The jagged curves and uneven textures of bare tree branches inspired a handful of Canadian designer Neeta Gupta’s latest diamond-studded styles. Each elegant sterling silver piece pairs wood-inspired forms with raw diamonds in 18k yellow gold bezel settings. This is our kind of natural beauty.
Sterling silver earrings with raw sliced diamonds in 18k yellow gold bezels, $1,950, neetagupta.ca