New Jewelry That Breaks the Mold

Sculptural forms and ornamental gems inspired by art

Words, Creative & Fashion Direction by ALISON EDMOND


Classic investment jewelry design has never been more experimental. Younger brands such as Messika and Hoorsenbuhs are using old-school craftsmanship to create modern sculptural pieces with a timeless look, while the mainstays of jewelry culture, like Bulgari, David Webb and Cartier, continue to inspire us with refreshing artistic takes on pieces that have set the gold standard over so many years. Don’t miss out on this season’s bold jewels; mix and layer your rings and bracelets, wear two earrings on one ear, or necklaces down your back. Jewelry is to wear as your own — and as you like it.


MARCO BICEGO earring (left), $1,790, and earring (right), $4,510.



GRAFF rings, prices upon request.



CHOPARD earrings and bracelet, prices upon request.



POMELLATO bracelets, from $25,950.



PIAGET necklaces, from $11,500.



BUCCELLATI bracelet (top), $35,500, and bracelet (bottom), $66,000.



CARTIER rings, from $9,850.



DAVID WEBB rings, from $24,500, and bracelets, from $29,500.



FOREVERMARK rings, from $596.



HOORSENBUHS rings, from $4,800, and earrings, $6,500.



DAVID YURMAN earrings (sold as pair), price upon request.



VAN CLEEF & ARPELS brooches, from $124,000.



TIFFANY & CO. bracelets, from $3,200.



BULGARI necklace (top), $91,000, and necklace (bottom), $29,600.


Model OLAY NOEL at Nomad Management
Hair and Makeup by DEE DALY at Opus Beauty using Oribe and Chanel Le Beiges
Manicure by EMI KUDO at Opus Beauty using Chanel Le Vernis


Feature image: MESSIKA PARIS earrings, $28,430 (sold as pair).


This story originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of C Magazine.

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