Finally Warms Up
STORY BY BECKY STONE
From the legend of King Midas to the 24K gold leaf on this writer’s very own iPhone case, humans have been obsessed with gold pretty much forever. And for good reason: its luscious hue, its malleability, the way it warms when worn against the skin — gold offers a lot to love. Nothing says classic luxury more than the gleam of gold.
Imperial Pearl (ABOVE)
14K gold with Windsor freshwater cultured pearls and diamonds (0.05 TCW).
imperialpearl.com, (800) 556-7738
Right Angles Create Unexpected Magic
There’s almost nothing more exciting in design than a well-placed angle: two crisp lines meeting in just the right way, creating an unexpected shape. The art deco era set the bar high for geometric jewelry, but today’s contemporary jewelry holds its own when it comes to clean, sharp, ultra-chic angles. These yellow gold pieces are sleek, interesting, and packed with style.
Taj ring in 14K yellow gold with a sapphire and diamonds (0.09 TCW).
barbeladesign.com, (212) 682-0724
Jo Hayes Ward
Hex Shield ring in 18K yellow gold with white brilliant-cut diamonds (0.20 TCW).
johayesward.com, +44 (0)7903 521427
Victorian pendant with seed pearls with diamonds, new 18K yellow gold and diamond bale.
anabelhiggins.com, (626) 484-9914
18K gold earrings with champagne diamonds (0.68 TCW).
amyglaswand.com, (917) 754-0001
14K yellow gold ring with diamonds (0.58 TCW).
shycreation.com, (213) 623-0860
14K yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver bar necklace set with black rose-cut diamonds.
imperfectgrace.co, (734) 612-5672
14K yellow gold double rectangle ring with diamonds (0.50 TCW).
stuller.com, (800) 877-7777
One-of-a-kind 18K yellow gold ring with a 0.85-carat conflict-free rose-cut gray diamond with white diamond accent stones (0.225 TCW).
sarahswell.com, (415) 521-6797
Hand-engraved 18K yellow gold earrings with French-cut diamonds (0.33 TCW).
Curves Take a Softer Approach
Yellow gold doesn’t need to yell: Sometimes it’s even more memorable when it whispers. These sensual, buttery yellow designs echo the curves of the body; their soft sides and surfaces are a pleasure for the eye to trace or for the finger to stroke. Perfect for sentimental gifts or for comfortable everyday wear.
14K yellow gold pendant with a pear citrine over mother of pearl (doublet) with diamonds (3.00 TCW).
sylviecollection.com, (214) 472-9999
InterJewel with Argyle Australian Diamonds
Pendant necklace with 14K yellow gold, champagne Argyle diamonds (0.31 TCW) and white Argyle diamonds (0.32 TCW).
interjewel.com, (212) 869-7801
14K yellow gold locket with three small silver hearts with space for two photographs inside.
marathon-co.com, (800) 451-1515
14K yellow gold chain bracelet with diamond-cut beads.
(877) 643-2765, midaschain.com
14K yellow gold pendant necklace with rose-cut diamonds (1.29 TCW).
rebeccaovermann.com, (415) 466-2992
Brushtroke ring trio in 18K yellow gold.
carelle.com, (800) 225-7782
Narrow Shooting Stars stacking bracelet in 14K yellow gold with diamonds (1.00 TCW).
marthaseely.com, (617) 899-2162
Sueno 18K yellow gold crivelli-bar scroll chain bracelet with white diamonds and white sapphires.
armentacollection.com, (832) 486-9500
Floral band in 14K gold.
rutareifen.com, (401) 489-4768
This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INSTORE.