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October 24, 2016updated Mar 02, 2018

Under the Sea: Ocean Jewelry

By Chris Boyle

Designers probed the ocean’s depths and plundered seafaring myths for inspiration when creating these stunning jewels. David Webb brings Neptune to life in a carved yellow gold and platinum brooch, embellished with green enamel, pearls and precious stones. Monica Rich Kosann’s playful octopus has diamond eyes and swinging tentacles. London-based designer Elizabeth Gage carved a 32.80 carat aquamarine with intaglio fish in rippling water to create a stunning ring. Syna encases approximately 18 carats of turquoise in a yellow gold turtle shell, which can be worn on a chain as a necklace or as a brooch. Van Cleef & Arpels showcases its skilled craftsmen with nearly 20 carats of sparkling pink sapphires and diamonds on a starfish brooch. Mother of pearl, sugilite and rock crystal, highlighted by diamonds, create mesmerizing conch shell earrings from Vhernier.


Syna 18K yellow gold turtle pendant and brooch with 18 carats turquoise and 1.32 carats champagne diamonds. $7,650, Namrata Kothari, +1 201 336 4132,

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David Webb 18K gold and platinum enamel Neptune brooch with South Sea cultured pearl, yellow and white diamonds, yellow sapphires and a ruby. $49,800, David Webb in New York, +1 844 811 9322,


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Monica Rich Kosann 18K yellow gold Intuition octopus charm necklace. $7,565,


Van Cleef & Arpels 18K rose gold Étoile de Mer clip with 6.31 carats pink diamonds and 14.74 carats pink sapphires. Price on request, Van Cleef & Arpels in New York, +1 877 826 2533,


Vhernier 18K white gold Conchiglia earrings with diamonds, rock crystal, mother of pearl and sugilite. $12,900, Vhernier in New York, Daniel Morales, +1 646 343 9551,


Elizabeth Gage 18K yellow gold ring with 32.80 carats carved aquamarine. $13,500,

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