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September 18, 2017

Jewelry: Squared Up

By Lauren Jade Hill

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

While we love feminine, romantic styles, we also love geometric stones and shapes that lend a cool edge to fine jewelry. Nam Cho’s incredible Navajo earrings feature over 17 carats of diamonds, including 13.30 carats of perfectly-set baguette diamonds. The Perpetual Motion ring from Yael Sonia mixes graphic lines with movable spheres. In addition to being fun to play with, some pieces are convertible. You can string a chain through two holes in the band and wear it as a pendant. Jemma Wynne is wildly popular among the cool-girl set, with its sleek lines and modern, unfussy approach to fine jewelry.We love these chic diamond fans from Butani, which feature over 600 individual diamonds. Looking to antiquity, David Webb uses chased 18K gold in his beautiful Step Cuff, which will make quite a statement on the wrist. The Bouton d’or collection at Van Cleef & Arpels features gold buttons
(bouton) and ranges from flower rings to sharp shapes, and all are available in the pictured colors or with carnelian and mother-of-pearl. Anita Ko’s Ava cuff has a sunburst of baguette and round diamonds atop a gold bracelet with even more baguette diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Bouton d’or pendant in 18K yellow gold with chrysoprase, onyx and 1.46 carats diamonds, $42,400, available at Van Cleef & Arpels in New York,

Nam Cho Navajo earrings with 3.80 carats rose-cut diamonds and 13.30 carats baguette diamonds, $165,000, available at Mitchells in Westport, CT, +1 203 227 5165,

Yael Sonia Perpetual Motion ring in 18K yellow gold with 2.90 carats diamonds, $18,000, available online at

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Anita Ko Ava cuff in 18K yellow gold with 1.39 carats round diamonds and 2.28 carats baguette diamonds, $16,400, available by special order at Mayfair Rocks in Woodbury, NY, +1 516 496 8171,

David Webb Ancient World cuff in 18K yellow gold, $45,000, available at David Webb in New York, +1 212 421 3030,

Jemma Wynne Cigar Band ring in 18k yellow gold with .35 carat emerald and .08 carats diamonds, $6,300, available at Forty Five Ten in Dallas, TX, +1 214 559 4510,

Butani earrings in platinum with 5.23 carats diamonds, $7,100, available at London Jewelers in New York, +1 212 381 9455,

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