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Jewel of the day: 66Mint Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring

Though 66Mint touts itself as a destination for vintage pieces, this lovely ring looks fairly contemporary to me. There is nothing in the description to indicate otherwise, I don’t think: “Natural fancy yellow marquise cut diamond for 1.04ct, accented by 34 round brilliant cut diamonds for a total approximate weight of 0.36cts in an exclusive platinum and 18Kt yellow gold Sebastien Barier custom design ring. The color in this natural fancy diamond is evenly distributed. The ring is a size 6.75 and weighs 3.8 grams. GIA report #6157800718 is included.”

Jewel of the day: Debra Adelson Tidal Pool Cuff Bracelet

Jeweller Debra Adelson specializes in pieces which incorporate glass, to lovely effect. This Tidal Pool Bracelet has carved glass as its centrepiece, set in sterling silver and accented with white topaz stones. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. Contact Adelson re price and other for sale items.

 

Jewel of the day: Love, Lisa Barbed Wire Choker

Chokers show no sign of flattening out as a trend, and this one has a tiny twist: a barbed wire design. By Love, Lisa, it is 6″ with a gunmetal lobster clasp closure set with black stones. The charm shown must be purchased separately (but it does look very cool with this piece). The necklace alone sells for USD$74.

 

Jewel of the day: Jewelyrie Eclipse Earrings

I’m liking the curb chain motif in these earrings, made lighter with the blue hue of the tanzanite stone. By Jewelyrie, these “tanzanite, diamond and 18k white gold post earrings from Huan Wang’s Eclipse collection convey an amalgamation of beautiful contrasts imagined from the illumination of space, from the intricate metalwork to the rich prismatic of Tanzanite centre piece. Featuring the signature Eclipse composition of infinity twist halo encircled Tanzanite centre stone that hosts eight twinkling diamonds, accompanied by a rimmed texture disc.”

These sell for USD$1,320 and there are matching pieces in this design.

Jewel of the day: Ruben Loves Me Ballerz Classic Drop Earrings

Yeah, that’s a mouthful. But these are fun, practical everyday earrings offered by Ruben Loves Me. They note they are made, “with a 14mm exquisitely selected round gemball that is cradled in handcrafted silver or oxidized silver. Each side has a round cabochon that stems from a curved ear wire.” They are made with blue/black tiger eye and an Arizona turquoise cabochon in sterling silver.

These sell for USD$216.

Jewel of the day: Ilgaz Fazulzyanov Swallows Under Rain Pendant

Ilgaz Fazulzyanov is a Russia-based jeweller who does exquisite enamel work. Available in the UK through Annoushka Ducas (who founded and then sold Links of London before starting her eponymous line), these truly are collector pieces.

This pendant is described as: Four soaring swallows hand painted in vibrant blue and beige vitreous enamel caught in a diamond embellished downpour of 3.45 carat and 0.34 carat sapphire. Hand set with 527 stones, this exclusive pendant will be exhibited for the first time since its debut in the Moscow Kremlin. Available to view and buy at Annoushka’s Cadogan Gardens boutique between 4-15 October 2016. For enquiries, please contact customerservices@annoushka.com. Matching Swallows Under Rain Earrings available too.”

This sells for £38,800.

Jewel of the day: Ann Demeulemeester Feather Necklace

When I think of Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester minimalist comes to mind, so this piece seems a bit out of character for her. It’s a light choice for the upcoming warm weather season (despite the dark shade) and would work well from day to evening.

From Farfetch, it’s made with cotton, a feather and crystal embellishment. It sells for USD$660.

Jewel of the day: Plukka Bullet Ring

I like the industrial look of this ring, even though it was inspired by a bullet shape. You know, make jewellery, not war. Though designer Plukka says this about it: “Our iconic “Bullet” ring from our “Razor Mittens” collection evokes hardware, both military and industrial. A sharp, modern black rhodium spike juxtaposed against curvaceous lines makes for the sexiest accessory. It matches everything from Chanel to camouflage. Consider it a bulletproof wardrobe staple.”

So hardware more than weaponry. OK. Arming your finger will set you back USD$200. Bang!

Jewel of the day: Jacquie Aiche Ethiopian Opal Pyramid Baguette Hoop Earrings

Here is something a bit different in the way of a hoop earring from LA-based Jacquie Aiche. These hoop earrings are set with opals in a triangular shape (or as she terms them, pyramids). They are available in 14k yellow, white or rose gold. Though the site description says these are, “pave diamond double Ethiopian pyramid and square baguette hoops” I’m missing the diamonds and baguettes (which are generally rectangular and not square?) Despite the confusing description, they are pretty and a neat take on the classic hoop.

These sell for USD$3,815.

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Jewel of the day: Carolina Bucci 15 Strand Lazy Lucky Bracelet

Carolina Bucci is perhaps best known for the tie them yourself single strand bracelets (and frankly, I could never figure out how those were supposed to stay on). This has a clasp, making things easier and more obvious.

This one is in a colour way she has dubbed ocean, fitting for its blues and greens. Her site notes, “The Lucky Bracelet is Carolina Bucci’s take on the classic cotton friendship bracelets of her childhood. The Lazy Lucky bracelet is for those who wish to get the look of layered Luckys without having to tie each bracelet.  18k yellow, white, pink, black or brown gold diamond-cut chain, hand braided with set combinations of silk and finished with a two-pronged clasp, these bracelets feature 15 Lucky strands. This bracelet is meant to be worn alone or layered with any of our Lucky bracelets. Each bracelet is approximately 17cm long, and can be made to your desired length if required. Please note that each piece is made by hand, resulting in slight variations in length.”

This sells for £6,530.

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