Jewelry 2015: Contemporary Classics

These fine jewelry designers mix metals and materials to create works with timeless appeal.

1 – Australian opal and diamond versa pendant, part of the versatility collection by Massachusetts designer jeweler Jennifer Briggs.

1 – Australian opal and diamond versa pendant, part of the versatility collection by Massachusetts designer jeweler Jennifer Briggs.

 

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2 – Delicately shaped white laurel blossom brooch in sterling silver and gold by Youngjoo Yoo, who takes her inspiration from floral and architectural designs.

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3 – A blend of contemporary artistry and old world craftsmanship is evident in this Nastri Cuff Bracelet, studded with raw and white diamonds, in sterling silver and 18k gold, by Davide Bigazzi.

 

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4 – Knock-out Lady Jane cocktail ring in 14k white gold with black rhodium and rhodolite 13.82tw is part of the St. Tropez collection by Chicago designer Jane Berg.

 

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5 – Sam Woehrmann incorporates aquamarine, heliodor, peridot and tourmaline stones into this eye-catching gem bracelet, hand-fabricated using 22k and sterling silver with cast elements.

 

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6 – Contemporary cuff stack from Dina Mackney Designs includes (from top) bezel-set agate centered on adjustable hand-textured gold vermeil cuff; mother-of-pearl doublets on textured gold vermeil cuff; and gold vermeil cutout cuff in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold.

 

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7 – “Regal Crown,” in enamel on electroformed copper, is from the Painterly Series by experimental jewelry artist Shana Kroiz.

 

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8 – A best-seller from jewelry designer Kimberlin Brown is this hand-carved lost wax cast Sea Anemone Collection ring, in 18k gold and sterling set with gemstones and pearls.

 

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9 – Volcanic lava stone is a key element in this double-wrapped bracelet with faceted green onyx and 14k gold plated components by Falcon Feather jewelry designer Bilyana Tosic-Petino.

 

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10 – Large hinged wave bracelet with green tourmalines is part of the Frames and Lifecycles series by LoriMeg Designs artist Lori Gottlieb.

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