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Britt’s Pick 2019: A Year in Review



The year 2019 was another good year for eyeing beautiful jewelry (though aren’t they all?). Britt’s Pick romanced 50 jewels this year, each as covet-worthy as the last. A few highlights to acknowledge:

  • Earrings were the most represented category this year—by quite a bit, actually—which comes as a bit of a surprise to me, for some reason.
  • Yellow gold was the most admired metal, by a landslide.
  • The color blue appeared more times than any other (which grooves well with Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year).
  • Alishan and VTse tied for most appearances (jewels so nice, I picked each twice!).
  • Oval was the most popular stone cut on Britt’s Pick this year, though a good variety was represented.
  • And, finally, I definitely had a crush on all things celestial, as did much of the industry in 2019.

Thanks to everyone who was a part of Britt’s Pick this year, and to anyone who enjoys these mini celebrations of great jewelry with me week after week. Here’s to a bright and shiny 2020.

Pavla Earrings by Enji Studio Jewelry

Enji Studio Jewelry Pavla earrings
Pavla earrings in recycled 14k yellow gold with fair trade sapphire crystals and Montana sapphires, $1,428; Enji Studio

“What I love about these Pavla earrings is that they’re impactful. (I have statement jewels on the brain after witnessing Sunday night’s Golden Globes.) I think they’d hold their weight just fine at a formal event, but I am vying to wear them with a casual Canadian tuxedo (read: all denim).”

Ruby Stripe Earrings by Alishan

Alishan ruby Stripe earrings
Stripe earrings in palladium and oxidized sterling silver with 2.03 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.35 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $8,580; Alishan

“Clearer, though, are the Stripe earrings’ tangible elements, of which I’m able to put into words. Like their alternating lines of metal that contrast and coexist at once. And their awesome ability to detach, leaving just the stripy square studs to wear all by themselves, when a dangle just won’t do.”

La Grandiosa by Daniela Villegas

Daniela Villegas La Grandiosa pendant
La Grandiosa one-of-a-kind pendant in 18k yellow gold with malachite and emeralds, price on request; Daniela Villegas

“Its soothing effects are no accident. In a post on the designer’s Instagram, the piece, snuggled against a deep-hued floral background, is captioned with details of the heart chakra, describing green as calming, stress-relieving, and invigorating. It is aesthetically beautiful, that can’t be argued, but this piece has been created thoughtfully, too.”

Sweetheart Earrings by Frederic Duclos

Frederic Duclos wrapped heart earrings
Wrapped heart earrings in sterling silver and rose-gold plate, $180; Frederic Duclos

“Aside from a flair for jewelry design and sparkling industry relationships, their loving relationship has to be a factor of their success. As proof, Frederic designed this pair of earrings for Karen, in honor of their 32 years of marriage. And they’re just in time for Valentine’s Day!”

Agnes Opal Cuff by .925Suneera

925Suneera opal cuff bracelet
Agnes opal cuff in hammered sterling silver and 14k yellow gold with Australian boulder opal and diamonds, $3,495; .925 Suneera

“For the maximalist, I can just picture this piece in a trio of bracelets, bookended with yellow gold bangles or thin cuffs (to bring out that golden border around the opal). But it’s a stand-alone design at heart and one that deserves to be the headliner it surely proves itself to be.”

In the Light Pendant by Michael Jensen Designs

Michael Jensen In the Light opal pendant
In the Light one-of-a-kind pendant in sterling silver and 22k yellow gold with 11.89 ct. natural opal, 4.2 ct. natural spessartite garnet, 0.12 ct. natural fancy orange sapphire, and 0.35 ct. natural moonstone bullet, price on request; Michael Jensen Designs

“A luminous opal, cleverly swathed in a circle of 22k yellow gold, rests against a darkened silver setting, a trick that works to brighten the center stone’s light all the more. The brand is a whiz at creating jewelry that appears, well, ancient, so my desire to think about historical eras gone by—and a sudden craving to catch up on Game of Thrones—in this necklace’s presence means the brand’s doing an ace job.”

The Organic Cuff Bracelet by Sofragem

Sofragem Organic cuff bracelet
Organic cuff bracelet in 18k rose gold with 12 cts. t.w. pink tourmaline, 9 cts. t.w. yellow sapphires, 1.5 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Sofragem

“Seaside pebbles inspired this masterpiece by Sofragem, the Bangkok-based designer and manufacturer of jewelry. The wide cuff features a natural-looking arrangement of these rose gold pebbles—hence the piece’s name, Organic—layered with a glimmering assortment of colored gemstones, in the beachiest, most sunset-like hues: pink and orangey-yellow, offered by tourmaline and fancy color sapphires.”

Ne Me Quitte Pas Earrings by Ana Katarina

Ana Katarina trapiche ruby earrings
Ne Me Quitte Pas earrings in 18k yellow and white gold with 21.9 cts. t.w. trapiche rubies, 6.39 cts. t.w. unheated rose-cut sapphires, and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Ana Katarina

“An ode to the song of the same name sung by Nina Simone (the original was by Jacques Brel in 1959), the Ne Me Quitte Pas earrings—Don’t Leave Me in English—are one-of-a-kinds.”

Athena Aquamarine Earrings by Jewelyrie

Jewelyrie aquamarine Athena earrings
Athena earrings in 14k rose gold with aquamarine and diamonds, $5,620; Jewelyrie

“Fun and fancy at once, the Athena earrings are composed of four long rows of delicate chains spaced with round, prong-set aquamarine alternating with bezel-set round diamonds. The style is reminiscent of a mobile, the chains hanging from a baroque-style arm where rose gold swirls around more bezel-set diamonds. At the very top, a single bezel-set diamond anchors the pair to its hook-and-eye fasteners.”

The Captain Marvel Watch by Citizen

Citizen Captain Marvel watch
Captain Marvel watch in stainless steel with silver and gold-tone accents and silicone strap, $275; Citizen

“With a glossy look that’s also durable (kind of like the superhero herself), this particular model features a silver dial, gold and red accents, and the Captain Marvel emblem on one side of the dial, and it sits on a navy blue silicone strap.”

Opal Interchangeable Clasp by Marcel Roelofs

Marcel Roelofs opal pendant
One-of-a-kind interchangeable clasp in 18k yellow gold and platinum with Australian boulder opal and diamonds, $9,880 with Y-connector included (chain not included in price); Marcel Roelofs

“This piece from German jeweler Marcel Roelofs is an excellent example. With just a shard of opal, you have a view of the Earth from space: greens and blues and glimmering lights—a galaxy of life. The Australian boulder opal is traced in platinum, lending a horned silhouette to the pendant’s overall shape.”

Emerald-Cut Aquamarine Ring by Yael Designs

Yael Designs aquamarine ring
Ring in 18k white gold with 5.39 cts. t.w. aquamarine and 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,479; Yael Designs

“A trio of emerald-cut aquamarines is outlined in diamonds, a style that I can envision nestling along my finger quite nicely—the three-stone setting looks to wrap one’s digit in a snuggly warm hug.”

The Skylar Pinky Ring by Barbela Design

Barbela Design Skylar ring
Skylar pinky ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.11 ct. diamond, $720; Barbela Design

“It is spirited and shiny and positively rich in yellow gold—and available in rose, too. It’s the perfect little treat to welcome April in all its springy glory.”

Fireball Pearl Pendant by Mastoloni

Mastoloni pearl Fireball necklace
Fireball collection necklace in 14k yellow gold with white baroque freshwater pearl, $1,595; Mastoloni

“Branches of gold graze the surface of the pearl, their fingerlike lines curling at its top, descending from the bail, all dangling from a 28-inch chain. It’s fairy tale–esque to me, and with a collection name like Fireball, it conjures images of dragons and knights.”

Alana Lapis Neckace by Bernd Wolf

Bernd Wolf lapis collar necklace
Alana collar necklace in 24k gold–plated sterling silver with lapis lazuli, price on request; Bernd Wolf

“It’s got everything that would generally describe something as statement-making—five rows of beads; rich, saturated color; sparkling detail—but is condensed in a way that makes it just as natural-looking with a white oxford blouse and jeans as it would with a little black dress.”

Ruby and Diamond Earrings by Butani

Butani ruby and diamond Red Carpet earrings
Red Carpet earrings with 22.77 cts. t.w. rubies and 18.39 cts. t.w. diamonds, $85,000; Butani

“Where a spiral of rubies curls around a cascade of diamonds, I see dragons. Fiery, red dragons, stealthily curving their bodies around the spires of a tall building or tower that is constructed of glittering bricks, slick with rain or ice.”

Hibiscus Sea Turtle Pendant by Le Vian

Le Vian sea turtle pendant
Le Vian Chocolatier turtle pendant in 14k two-tone gold with 4.125 cts. t.w. Forest Green Tsavorite, 4.5 cts. t.w. Chocolate Diamonds, and 0.75 ct. t.w. Vanilla Diamonds, price on request; Le Vian

“Clad in Le Vian’s signature Chocolate Diamonds and Vanilla Diamonds, and with a body done in its coined Forest Green Tsavorite, I couldn’t dream up a better, more bejeweled animal friend to tag along on a tropical vacation.”

Rainbow Earrings by Rivka Friedman

Rivka Friedman rainbow earrings
Reverse graduated earrings in 18k gold–plated brass with rainbow crystals, $199; Rivka Friedman

“They’re made in 18k gold–plated brass and decorated with a descending line of round colored crystals, imparting a rainbow effect. And at just $199 suggested retail, they’ll hit the mark for those looking for a fun self-purchase or gift that won’t break the bank.”

Sapphire Flower Bracelet by VTse

VTse sapphire flower bracelet
Bracelet in titanium with 11.03 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, $19,000; VTse

“Featuring a combination of smaller gemstones aligned to form the image of budding flowers, it’s far from the massive gemstone-anchored styles I’ve come to recognize from VTse. But its one-of-a-kind make and shimmering, silvery presence has me nuts for it all the same.”

Long Leaf Drop Earrings by Alishan

Alishan leaf earrings
Leaf earrings in 18k yellow gold with 28.9 cts. t.w. rutilated quartz, 2.71 cts. t.w. cabochon aquamarines, and 0.85 ct. t.w. multicolor champagne diamonds, price on request; Alishan

“I wouldn’t dare call this pair trendy—instantly classic, there is no expiration date to assign—but they do happen to be on trend. Long, linear drops have been making more and more appearances as of late, with mobile-style silhouettes headlining the pack (most recently at Cannes, as seen on Julianne Moore).”

Dahlia Diamond Engagement Set by Kirk Kara

Kirk Kara Dahlia diamond engagement set
Dahlia collection engagement ring in 14k white gold with diamonds and sapphires, $970, and wedding band in 14k white gold with sapphires and diamonds (center stone not included), $990; Kirk Kara

“A rose-cut diamond center (so yummy), sapphire accents for that forever pop of blue, botanical detail that’s so sweet, and a matching wedding band that adds volume to the piece, while fitting with it perfectly.”

Black Diamond Heart Pendant by VTse

Necklace BP Diamond VTse
Heart pendant with 111.44 ct. black diamond, price on request; VTse

“At more than 111 carats, the black diamond heart positively glistens. Mind you, I picked this out from a showcase bursting with insane diamond jewels—a green diamond ring, incredible mega-high-carat bracelets, celebrity-status engagement rings. But this one called out to me, like the heart of the ocean. And there is your Titanic reference, movie buffs.”

Burmese Sapphire Ring by Sigi Group

Ring BP Sapphire Sigi
Ring in 18k rose gold with 7.86 ct. unheated Burmese sapphire, 25.55 cts. t.w. sapphire briolettes, and 0.49 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Sigi Group

“At its center, a Burmese sapphire, unheated, in the most wonderful shade of blue-green (or is it green-blue?), surrounded by a bouquet of multicolor sapphire briolettes, an explosion of confetti color. The baguette diamonds running down the ring’s band are a nice touch, too.”

Red Carpet–Ready Ruby Earrings by Color Source Gems

Color Source Gems ruby earrings
Earrings in 18k white gold with 4.92 cts. t.w. rubies and 2.24 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Color Source Gems

“They’re opulent, juicy, and have plenty of sparkle—just right for that time of year when it’s too warm in most places to go full-on fall attire, but you still want to dress the part. That ruby red is always a hit when the weather begins to cool (rubies are vibrant in winter, too) and for your customers shopping for their own special events, well, look no further.”

Jade Terrace Pagoda Earrings by Polly Wales

Polly Wales Jade Terrace Pagoda earrings
Jade Terrace Pagoda earrings in 18k yellow gold with 5.16 cts. t.w. blue and green sapphires and pearls, $14,300; Polly Wales

“In shades of green and blue, these sapphires—though they possess that boldness often associated with the designer’s creations—take on a serene delicacy, traveling up and around the pagoda bodies like a trail of flowers, placed with intention and purpose. And don’t miss the pearls dangling from the lowest point of the pagodas, a picture of repose.”
Bee Loved Earrings by Evangeline London

Evangeline London Bee Loved earrings
Bee Loved collection Halo drop earrings in 18k rose gold with 1.976 cts. t.w. diamonds, £10,800 ($13,645); Evangeline London

“Honeycomb shapes set with sparkling diamonds line up in descending order from top to bottom, giving way to—my favorite part of the pair—a dangling baguette diamond at the anchor. Its diminutive presence adds a playful—but no less luxurious—touch to this design and, while a small detail, is truly what makes these earrings stand apart.”

Todd Reed Diamond Dangle Earrings

Todd Reed gold drop earrings
Dangle earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.47 ct. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds, $13,900; Todd Reed

“Though made of metal, their delicate construction makes them appear as if they can float, like a jellyfish through the deep blue sea or the parachute-buoyed seeds of a dandelion blown in the wind.”

Artist Enamel Hoop Earrings by Nina Runsdorf

Nina Runsdorf mini enamel hoop earrings
Mini enamel hoop earrings in mustard yellow in 18k yellow gold with enamel and smoky topaz, $4,500; Nina Runsdorf

“It’s this versatility that causes styles like these to grow in popularity, as shoppers seek to spend their dollars on pieces that will stand the test of time—and the test of their ever-changing style preferences, too. Sometimes you just want your jewels to do more, and that’s precisely what this is.”

Opal and Sapphire Necklace by Trésor

Tresor opal and diamond necklace
Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 84.25 cts. t.w. Ethiopian opal and sapphires, $16,250; Trésor

“That the piece contains more than 84 carats of Ethiopian opals and blue sapphires—and retails for $16,250—means it’s not quite the casual throw-on-and-go that those layers of pendants could be. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be worn every day (for those splurging on a purchase like this, everyday wear may be the justification).”

Peridot Shield Ring by Santo by Zani

Santo by Zani peridot Shield ring
Ring in 14k gold with white enamel, peridot, and diamond, $2,142; Santo by Zani

“From the brand’s line of Shield rings, this version features a special-cut peridot in a setting of white enamel, all in 14k gold. The gemstone serves as the door that opens to reveal an interior of white enamel, mirroring the shape of the shield, and set with a single diamond at its center, the precious treasure tucked away inside.”

KC Designs’ Mermaid Pendants

KC Designs pink sapphire mermaid necklace
Mermaid necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.26 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, $775; KC Designs

“With simple, dreamy silhouettes and colored gemstone and diamond accents, any one of these pendants would make the perfect addition to that neck party—though they’re strong swimmers as stand-alone styles, too.”

Diamond Baguette Necklace by Benjamin & Co.

Benjamin and Co baguette diamond necklace
Necklace in 18k white gold with 7.6 cts. t.w. baguette diamonds and 0.89 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $22,420; Benjamin & Co.

“What I like best is the arrangement of the baguettes in the line: Some are set in the more traditional north-south and others are east-west, for a hint of wabi-sabi style that makes this version more visually interesting than your typical, shipshape diamond statement piece.”
The Ruth Diamond Ring by Single Stone

Single Stone Ruth diamond ring
One-of-a-kind Ruth ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.52 ct. t.w. cushion- and old mine–cut diamonds, $3,600; Single Stone

“It’s hard to choose the best part of this ring, between the shine of the voluptuous gold band and the marvelous setting, but the vintage diamonds certainly have their say. And this is where Single Stone excels, specializing in new designs that feature antique diamonds.”

One-of-a-Kind Chrysocolla Ring by Andrea Fohrman

Andrea Fohrman one-of-a-kind chrysocolla ring
One-of-a-kind ring in 14k yellow gold with chrysocolla and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,900; Andrea Fohrman

“Some may see something more galactic, others still may find this creation more akin to a painting. Those who don’t imagine themselves shrinking down to the size of an ant and taking residence inside the ring’s scene may just see the ring for what it is—good-looking, worthy of daily wear, and totally compliment-catching.”

Alternative Sapphire Engagement Ring by Michelle Oh

Michelle Oh sapphire engagement ring
Engagement ring in 18k yellow gold with 1.1 ct. oval sapphire, 0.02 ct. round sapphire, 0.1 ct. aquamarine, and 0.015 ct. diamond, $3,935; Michelle Oh

“…whimsical design that spotlights our gemstone du mois—September’s sapphire—this comprises two sapphires, an aquamarine, and a diamond in one asymmetrical beauty.”

Tanzanite Lash Ring by Jacquie Aiche

Jacquie Aiche tanzanite ring
Lash ring in 14k yellow gold with marquise tanzanite and diamonds, $5,500; Jacquie Aiche

“Star that it is, that center is wearing a feathered and fringed headdress, comprising tapered baguette and marquise-shape diamonds, details that make this ring next-level good. Its name, Lash, implies that of an eye, though to me, it reads more as a crowned beauty than an orb. The overall style evokes the free-spirited vibe found throughout Jacquie Aiche’s collections, this particular one being one of my recent favorite examples.”

Carved Smoky Topaz Earrings by Ri Noor

Ri Noor carved smoky topaz earrings
Drop earrings in 14k white gold with carved smoky topaz and diamonds, $2,100; Ri Noor

“Their carvings say 1970s—maybe because I’m seeing a somewhat paisley-ish look?—and I’m hopelessly inclined to pair them with corduroy jumpsuits (anyone know where I can get one of those?), and, in winter, crushed velvet.”

Palm Leaf Stud Earrings by Anita Ko

Anita Ko small palm leaf earrings
Small palm leaf stud earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.39 ct. t.w. baguette diamonds, $1,700; Anita Ko

“The earrings are flawless any time of year, and I think they perfectly represent that bridge between summer and fall. It’s that line we’re still straddling, one foot planted firmly in the memories of summer, the other shuffling toward the new season. These make that transition a bit easier, as they seem to say, ‘Don’t worry, summer is always with you.’ ”

Paraiba Citrus Vine Earrings by Anabela Chan

Anabela Chan tourmaline vine earrings
Citrus Vine earrings in 18k white gold and rhodium vermeil with lab-grown paraiba tourmaline, sapphires, blue topaz, and diamonds, £1,260 ($1,552); Anabela Chan

“Featuring pear-shape, lab-grown paraiba tourmaline drops that anchor the glittering veins of diamond vines (which are also man-made), the Citrus Vine earrings bloom with marquise-shape paraiba, blue sapphires, and blue topaz.”

One-of-a-Kind Tau Palm Earrings by Vram

Vram Oak Tau palm earrings
One-of-a-kind Oak Tau earrings in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver with carved palm wood and 10.59 cts. t.w. multicolor diamonds, price on request; Vram

“Brought together by the aid of a skilled artisan’s hands, the fancy diamonds (actually, they are literally fancy) and rustic wood (as rough-and-tumble as palm wood can be, anyway) provide for one of the most beautiful jewelry creations you’d ever hope to see, with enough autumn spirit to rival your pumpkin spice latte.”

Constellation Ring by Belle Brooke Designs

Belle Brooke Designs Constellation ring
Constellation ring in 18k matte finish yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver with 0.33 ct. t.w. natural color diamond melee, $4,290; Belle Brooke Designs

“You can’t talk about this ring without first mentioning its diamonds: With a color scheme reminiscent of autumn leaves, they’re wonderfully festive and also very versatile. Natural in color and showcasing honeyed hues as well as cognac and coffee ones too, they’ll keep sparkling year-round alongside any sweater or sundress.”

Eight Point Heart Pendant by Pamela Zamore

Pamela Zamore 8 point heart pendant
Eight Point heart pendant in 18k yellow gold with 0.06 ct. diamond, $3,650; Pamela Zamore

“While it does stand out for being relatively different from its medallion-style counterparts, Zamore’s Eight Point heart, with an image of the star at its center, coexists with other pendants very well. The designer’s website shows it worn with similar pieces from her collection—one round, the other, an oval—and it looks better than good.”
Citrine and Sapphire Emilia Pendant by Marina B

Marina B Emily sapphire and citrine necklace
Emily necklace in 18k yellow gold with a 14.48 ct. natural unheated Ceylon yellow sapphire, 15.03 cts. t.w. triangle orange citrine, 5.85 cts. t.w. round orange citrine, 71 cts. t.w. cabochon black spinel, and 2.14 cts. t.w. diamonds, $170,000; Marina B

“The black spinel is a nice touch—it serves up a smokiness that has the orange, red, and yellow color scheme feeling heartier than a willowy gathering of leaves. It isn’t overflowing with black spinel, but the addition of the stone makes the pendant appear rooted in it, and it’s more powerful because of it.”
Shooting Star Cuff by Adel Chefridi

Adel Chefridi Shooting Star cuff bracelet
Shooting Star cuff bracelet in sterling silver with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,810; Adel Chefridi

“And so Chefridi’s cuff bracelet sets the scene of a peaceful winter evening, glittering with snow. Of icicles gently forming from rooftops, shining with the crystallized drops of winter water as they begin to drip and instantly freeze, turning into sparkling unicorn horns of nature.”
Power of Light Ring by Nada G Fine Jewelry

Nada G Power of Light ring
Power of Light ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.15 ct. pink sapphire and 0.8 ct. t.w. rubies, $3,205; Nada G Fine Jewelry

“Its floral origins give the collection the versatility to stay in bloom year-round, though with an eye toward the holidays I see a starlit ornament, like something that shines brightly at the top of a Christmas tree. How could you not just look at this piece and smile, feeling a sense of warmth and excitement for all that the season may possibly bring?”
The Summer Solstice Ring by Theo Fennell

Theo Fennell Summer Solstice ring
Top and above: Summer Solstice ring in 18k yellow gold with blue topaz and 0.38 ct. t.w. diamonds, £22,000 ($28,375); Theo Fennell

“…with this ring, Fennel gives us a bird’s-eye view of Stonehenge through his miniature to-scale version handcrafted in gold. To explore this little land, one needs to open the ring’s roof, a bulbous blue topaz reminiscent of the sky, dotted with diamonds that represent the smattering of stars that remain as night turns to dawn.”

The Ready 2 Release Ring by NeverNoT

Never NoT Ready 2 Release ring
Ready 2 Release ring in 18k yellow gold with turquoise and enamel, £3,200 ($4,268); NeverNoT

“It’s a big look—bright color aside, this most certainly earns the name cocktail ring—and if you look at it and think, “that’s fun!” then you’re picking up on what this particular collection is all about.”

Pietersite Fresco Earrings by Laurie Kaiser

Laurie Kaiser Fresco pietersite earrings
Fresco collection earrings in 18k yellow gold with pietersite cabochons and London blue topaz, $2,750; Laurie Kaiser

“I see brushstrokes and raging white waters in an icy river of blue, but I also get a sense of comfort from the stone’s patchwork-like qualities—it reminds me of a blanket to wrap yourself in all winter long.”

Crescent Moonface Cluster Ring by Anthony Lent

Anthony Lent crescent cluster ring
Crescent Moonface Meteor cluster ring in 18k yellow gold with pink sapphires and diamonds, $1,955; Anthony Lent

“The inspiration for the characterization of the moon comes from 19th-century illustrations, particularly the works of Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, and Winsor McCay, all American artists known for their vibrant and imaginative works.”

Red and Green Necklace by Ananya

Ananya bespoke necklace
Lotus Bespoke Padma necklace in 18k white gold with 50.31 cts. t.w. emeralds, 40.94 cts. t.w. rubellite, 5.09 cts. t.w. rubies, and 6.36 cts. t.w. diamonds, $150,650; Ananya

“Its diamond pavé petals, with Art Deco flair, have a bit of a shell look to them, infusing seaside vibes into the decadent creation. Its smattering of rubellite—and complementing rows of rubies—looks juicy enough to eat, like summer (or winter!) berries.