1 Ariel Gordon: 18-karat
gold with sapphires,
rubies, peridots, blue topazes, emeralds, garnets, pink tourmalines, citrines and amethysts.
2. Larkspur & Hawk: rhodium- plated sterling silver and white quartzes with cobalt blue foil.
3. David Yurman: sterling silver with black crystals, amethysts and diamonds.
4. Shaill Jhaveri: 18-karat gold with pink sapphires.
5. Silvia Furmanovich: 18-karat blackened white gold with emerald and diamonds.
6. Harry Kotlar: platinum and 18-karat gold
with white and yellow diamonds.
7. Norman Silverman Diamonds: 18-karat gold with white and yellow diamonds.
8. Effy Jewelry: 14-karat gold with sapphires and diamonds.
9. Tiffany & Co.: platinum with diamonds and sapphires.
10. Harry Winston: platinum
11. Kwiat: 18-karat rose gold
with pink sapphires. 12. Abril Barret: 18-karat
gold with colored sapphires. 13. Le Vian: 18-karat
gold with diamonds.
Fashion is full of little ironies. With the rise of tech accessories, jewelers are again focusing on traditional bracelets. Benny Hematian, president of Effy Jewelry, says “wristwear has been trending up for the past six months, and we see the trend continuing for the next one or two years.” A major focus is that time-honored classic, the tennis bracelet, in part because it layers well with techy fare. Now, jewelers are adding flourishes. Jennifer Shanker, founder of Muse showroom, which represents brands including Silvia Furmanovich and Yossi Harari, encourages designers to experiment with variegated shapes and colored stones. Yet, it’s the bracelet’s venerability that drives its appeal. “In confusing times,” Shanker says, “investments and splurges on the familiar and comfortable make sense to us.”