All That Glitters

Kahlil Gibran once said, “Perhaps time’s definition

of coal is the diamond,” while Mae West quipped “Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.” Jewelry seems to be a language that everyone understands, whether it says “ I love you,” “I’m sorry” or “Please remember me.” It speaks volumes and lasts for generations. We’ve highlighted some breathtaking pieces here that should speak volumes to you about the allure of precious metal and stones.

Photography by Liesa Cole, Photo assist Tony Rodio, Hair and Make–up Clay Jones, assisted by Peter Tubbs, Josh Kersh for Orbit salon
Stylist Clay Jones,  assisted by  Andrea Paschal, Models Andrea Paschal and Kristi Houk

Platinum spray diamond and black pearl earrings $7,250, 2000–carat amethyst beads $1,295, both from Levy’s. Black taffeta jacket by Clay Jones

’40s retro diamond ring platinum on rose gold plate $6,250; diamond bee brooch $7,250; both from Levy’s

Estate brooch pendant on platinum hair comb $4,250; and 18-carat collar with yellow diamonds, $5,250, both from Levy’s. Sterling silver cz cuff designed by Jolie Bijoux $695 from Regina Jewelry and Treasures. Black taffeta dress by Clay Jones.

John Hardy night violet dome ring with amethist, black spinel, and iolite, $995; David Yurman sterling silver albion ring with hemotite, $1,025; David Yurman sterling silver conch ring, $395; all from Bromberg’s. Crystal necklace designed by Soici $195, from Regina Jewelry and Treasures.

18–carat white gold interlocking earrings and retro ruby and diamond broach, $20,000, both from Levy’s. David Yurman coil hemotite ring, $650, from Bromberg’s. Gold plated archangel cuff ,$275, designed by VirginsSaintsAngels from Regina Jewelry and Treasures. Black taffeta dress by Clay Jones

6–carat art deco clip on black cord, $15,975, from Levy’s. John Hardy cuff $1,995 from Bromberg’s. Crystal bracelet by Soici,$150, from Regina Jewelry and Treasures. Vintage YSL beaded snake wrap, private collection.

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