The Vault: Gold, June 2017


Heart of the Matter

Patricia Gumuchian is no stranger to heartache. The head designer for New York City–based Gumuchian watched her daughter Katya endure two open-heart surgeries, 30 operations, 10 months in the pediatric intensive care unit, and seven cardiac arrests as a child before doctors at Columbia University Medical Center mended her broken heart. At a gala dinner honoring the 30th anniversary of the center’s Babies Heart Fund, Gumuchian, chair of the event, recounted Katya’s achievements. “She graduated valedictorian from her high school, went on to Harvard to earn a double degree, and is now dedicating her time working for a nonprofit,” Gumuchian said. “Of course, Columbia will always have a huge place in my heart.” This spring, the company is backing up those words with its Tiny Hearts collection of 18k gold rings, pendants, and bracelets featuring a heart motif. Partial proceeds will be donated to further the fund’s lifesaving work. —VG

Tiny Hearts collection earrings in 18k gold with diamonds, $3,200, station necklace in 18k gold with diamonds, $11,000, pendant necklace in 18k gold, $2,600; Gumuchian; 212-593-9888; 



Sunny Side

Los Angeles–based jewelry designer Amaya Jones debuted her eponymous collection last year with a handful of designs that celebrate the California sunshine. Her Triple Sun ring is poised to round out your selection of trendy, geometric-inspired gold styles and features a choice of four tourmaline colors: blue, green, pink, and this very radiant yellow. —EV

18k rose gold ring with yellow tourmaline, $750,



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