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Jewel of the day: Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés Pendant

Part of Cartier’s Flora and Fauna collection, the Oiseaux Libérés pendant is a lively parrot (I think) pave set with diamonds.

Cartier notes, “A symbol of optimism and liveliness, this characterful bird, paved with diamonds, opens the door of its golden cage to take flight into the open skies. A bird enamoured of freedom, designed in 1942 and now reinterpreted to give life to a precious brooch in vibrant colors.

Les Oiseaux Libérés necklace, 18K pink gold, emeralds, gray mother-of pearl, set with 244 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.07 carats.”

This piece sells for CDN$67,500.

Jewel of the day: J. Crew Tortoise Disc Necklace

A few years back, J. Crew really drove the statement necklace craze with some cool, affordable options. Though they still have some great pieces, they’ve settled back into the pack with pieces that follow rather than set trends. This disc necklace is a pretty way to dress up a look without overwhelming it with too much embellishment. Made with acetate discs strung along a brass chain, it’s a light and effortless look for the coming warmer weather.

This sells for USD$32.50.

 

Jewel of the day: Harmony Evening Star Necklace

Designed as a gift for an expectant mother, this is a pretty pendant that can be an out of the ordinary baby gift.

Made by Harmony, their Evening Star necklace can be customized with a different coloured ball in the locket. The company notes, “Our “Evening Star” Necklace features an attractive star design that symbolizes the beauty and light that your new baby will bring into this world. Because your life will never be brighter once your new miracle arrives; it will fill you with joy and hope for the future ahead. This necklace is abundantly plated in sterling silver and is nickle and lead free.”

This is currently on sale for USD$34.99

Jewel of the day: Bjorg Days Residue Necklace

This piece by Bjorg makes effective use of a piece of Herkimer diamond as the centrepiece of a caged pendant. The site explains, “Herkimer quartz ‘diamonds’ are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy.

Herkimer diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently.

This mineral owes its name to Herkimer County, New York, USA, the principal place where it is found. Each single stone is unique and hand selected to fit perfectly each piece of BJØRG jewellery.”

The VAT-free price of this sterling silver pendant is €252.

Jewel of the day: Maria Black Wing Necklace

Danish designer Maria Black has a sleek, clean aesthetic that is perfect for the person who likes their jewellery to be unfussy. This necklace has a bit more going on than most of her designs, and uses a wing (looks like a bat wing to me) as its inspiration. Her “about” page notes, “Maria Black Jewellery is founded on the pure idea of combining aesthetics and artistry. Allowing contemporary fashion jewellery to emphasize the everyday look of modern women, and to challenge the common perception of body adornment. Patterns and shapes sculpted of precious metals define each collection. Maria Black creates each collection with an underlying expression of her passions and experiences, so every collection owns a feeling or personality and becomes a complete story. Two halves becomes one unit, triangles appear in triplicate, skinny rings and stacking makes delicate fragments, strong statements and earrings requiring only one piercing create the unexpected illusion of multiple piercings. Maria’s designs are intended to encourage individual creative freedom.”

This necklace is made with oxidized sterling silver on an adjustable chain measuring 44/47 cm. This sells for €107.

 

Jewel of the day: Archibald Knox Liberty & Co Amethyst Gold Necklace

Liberty is one of my favourite UK stores. I love the Arts and Crafts era building, and their unique selection of merchandise.

Archibald Knox was the company’s principal designer and his work is highly collectible today. This piece is offered by noted seller of A+C and Art Nouveau pieces Tadema Gallery. They note, “A lovely Liberty & Co Art Nouveau necklace in gold and amethyst designed by Archibald Knox Documented: cf. Liberty Jewellery sketch book page 216, model number 8167 Archibald Knox, Stephen A. Martin, 2001, page 249. Fitted case.”

This sells for USD$$8,277.55.

 

Jewel of the day: Diane Kordas Star Line Amulette Necklace

This diamond pave necklace by Diane Kordas is  exclusive to Stone and Strand. This pendant is set with .35 carats of diamonds in 18k gold. Although it’s pictured on a chain, the site doesn’t mention if that is included.

This sells for USD$3,615.

Jewel of the day: Voz Jewelry May the Bridges I Burn Necklace

Voz Jewelry has twisted an old adage and turned it into a quirky pendant. They’ve stamped, “May the bridges I burn light the way” onto dog tags you can wear to showcase your own independent spirit.

These are available in either brass or aluminum with an 18 inch chain. They sell for USD$27.

 

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: Alexis Russell Long Double Spike Necklace

Alexis Russell describes this as simple, chic and edgy and I’d say that’s a fair assessment. They also dub it perfect for layering, and I can agree with that as well. Specs: 14kt gold-filled chain measures approximately 34″ long with lobster clasp; 14kt gold-filled spike measures approximately 2.5″ long ; oxidized sterling silver spike with pavé set diamonds measures approximately 2″ long and also available with a sterling chain or alternate length, upon request.”

This sells for USD$318.

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