This winter, fine jewelry is inspired by nature's wonders
Alexis Bittar Jewelry
Alexis Bittar hand-painted Lucite brooch with Swarovski crystals.
Hermes watch with gem-set white-gold dial with pink opal marquetry and alligator strap.
Organic forms, raw and brilliant stones and nature-inspired hues.... This winter, fine jewelry is a garden of delights.
London designer Stephen Webster's playful Fly by Night earrings are winged beauties in pink opal quartz and diamond pavé, and Boulder, Colo.-based Todd Reed's jagged diamond drops are more elegantly raw, resembling jewel-encrusted stalactites.
Stephen Webster earrings with diamond pavé and pink opal quartz.
Mikimoto diamond and South Sea cultured pearl earrings.
Todd Reed gold and sterling silver earrings with diamonds.
Fernando Jorge white-gold earrings with diamonds and opals.
L.A. designer Kimberly McDonald's one-of-a-kind Specimen ring is a natural wonder of quartz clusters, and Suzanne Felsen's sapphire, emerald and ruby necklace is a personalized string of stones (each gemstone is hand-selected by Felsen, who is based in L.A., so styles will vary).
A pink amethyst dome ring encrusted with rubies, by Brazilian Fernando Jorge, calls to mind a phosphorescent underwater life form, as do his electrifying opal bolt earrings.
Kimberly McDonald crystal quartz and diamond pavé ring.
Fernando Jorge amethyst, ruby and rhodolite ring.
Kara Ross yellow-gold cuff with malachite, blue topaz and diamonds.
Even bolder at 4 by 4 inches, Alexis Bittar's trembling blossom pin is not for a wallflower, nor is Kara Ross' chunky malachite cuff, a polished slice of the powerful green stone embellished with blue topaz and diamonds. On the softer side, French designer Aurélie Bidermann's antique gold lace cuff, with beehive-like cutwork and champagne diamonds, would make a honey of a future heirloom.
Suzanne Felsen necklace with sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamond pav́.
Jacquie Aiche abalone horn, emerald and diamond pavé necklace.
Auŕlie Bidermann yellow-gold cuff with champagne diamonds.