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From Puka Shells to Movable Charms, Here are the Latest Jewelry Collections

New from Nina Nguyen, Yama Jewelry and more.

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Chameleon Collection

Nina Nguyen’s latest collection is fluid, edgy, and eco-friendly — all of the gold is fully recycled. Thanks to Nguyen’s patent-pending design, the pieces are multi-functional: many of the elements are wearable in multiple forms and countless combinations. nina-nguyen.com

18K yellow gold and black oxidized silver earrings with chrysoprase, tourmaline, moonstone, and druzy

$2,245


A Whole New Monogram

14K yellow gold ring with diamonds (0.15 TCW)

YAMA Jewelry is bringing a whole new minimalist chic to personalized jewelry with her simple, dynamic, pieces. These easy-to-love designs each subtly incorporate an initial or two, making them the perfect way to wear a meaningful letter every day. yamajewelry.com

$1,300

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Pick a Puka

22K yellow gold vermeil earrings with puka shell

This fun collection from Vanessa Montiel offers a delightful reimaging of the humble puka shell. The combination of the familiar shells with luxe gold is as compelling as it is whimsical. The last time we were this into a puka shell, it was around the neck of a ‘90s skater boy! vanessamontielshop.com

$132


Significant and Stylish

Sterling silver and 14K rose gold pendant

Embrace the Difference’s designs are beautiful both literally and metaphorically. The circular motif, formed of interlocking shapes, reminds us to be kind and accepting to those who are different from ourselves. Part of each purchase is donated to charity. embracethedifference.org

$195

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Charm School

14K yellow gold bracelet with charms: $4,504.

Individual 14K yellow gold charms: from $296.

What’s more fun than a good charm? A charm that moves! Rembrandt Charms is now offering over 200 charming little designs with movable parts, from compasses to corkscrews to pianos. Available in silver, several colors of gold, or gold plate. rembrandtcharms.com


This article originally appeared in the July 2018 edition of INSTORE.     

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From Bracelets to Sparkling Man-Bling, Here’s the Latest in Men’s Jewelry

Upgrade the dress code in your man cave.

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The time has come for all men to embrace jewelry. It doesn’t matter if you’re not actually a king, a pirate, or a legendary musician: you can still shine like one.

John Varvatos (ABOVE)

Model Aly Ndiaye wears jewelry by John Varvatos, including wide silver cuff with distressed texture and amorphous turquoise, $1,998; and brass shank ring with silver threaded center, $298. robert@johnvarvatosjewelry.com, johnvarvatos.com. PHOTOGRAPHER: Hao Zaing AGENCY: Red

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Bracelets are the perfect starter accessory for a man who’s jewelry-curious but still a little hesitant about rocking bold bling. Any of these bracelets could nestle discreetly next to a timepiece or fly solo on an otherwise unadorned wrist, according to the wearer’s wishes.

Cat Bates

Braided, hand-dyed nylon cord bracelet with brass brummel hook clasp.

$115

(207) 286-4397, catbates.com

Vahan

Sterling silver bracelet with black onyx.

$1,875

(914) 937-1800, vahanjewelry.com

Roberto Demeglio

18K rose gold and black ceramic bracelet with one champagne diamond.

$398

(212) 575-0213, robertodemeglio.com

Dunitz & Company

Suede leather and Czech glass beaded bracelet.

$26

(323) 769-8600, dunitz.com

Phillip Gavriel

Sterling silver bracelet with tiger’s eye.

$685

(800) 622-0960, phillipgavriel.com

Italgem Steel

Coffee ion plated stainless steel cable and Italian leather bracelet with 18K yellow gold inlay.

$300

(514) 388-5777, italgemsteel.com

Elisa Ilana

Bracelet with turritella agate, Dzi bead, and 14K yellow gold-filled accents.

$149

(402) 926-3479, elisailana.com

Quality Gold

Antiqued stainless steel bracelet with polished black leather.

$85

(513) 642-2446, qgold.com

Samuel B

Sterling silver bracelet with 18K yellow gold.

$876

(516) 466-1826, samuelb.com

 

Daring Dudes

For the gentleman who’s ready to roll with all kinds of rocks, these pieces represent a sampling of the marvelous man-bling currently available. From cufflinks to concrete, we’ve rounded up a little bit of everything for those fashionable fellows who aren’t afraid to sparkle.

Nambe

Sterling silver ring.

$275

(800) 443-0339, nambe.com

Keith Jack

Sterling silver and 10K gold pendant with white topaz and sterling silver chain.

$319

(604) 971-4367, keithjack.com

GiGi Ferranti

Sterling silver cufflinks with black diamonds and malachite.

$975

(718) 251-1614, gigiferrantijewelry.com

John Varvatos Jewelry

Sterling silver and blue tiger’s eye necklace.

$498

(646) 795-1207, johnvarvatos.com

Dana Bronfman

18K yellow gold and palladium white gold ring with diamonds (0.32 TCW).

$6,250

sales@danabronfman.com, danabronfman.com

Johnny Nelson Jewelry

18K yellow gold plated sterling silver earring with 14K gold screw post.

$175

(917) 602-2860, johnnynelson.nyc

Onirikka

Silver frog cufflinks with enamel and sapphires.

$125

(561) 451-5092, onirikka.com

Ricardo Basta

Platinum ring with yellow diamonds (0.39 TCW), white diamonds (0.58 TCW), and a 2.29-carat color change sapphire.

$14,200

(310) 278-4792, ricardobasta.com

Miles McNeel

Concrete dog tag pendant necklace with black spinel, sapphire, white diamonds, moonstone, and orange and blue labradorite. Includes a hematite and labradorite beaded chain.

$3,400

(310) 808-5572, milesmcneel.com

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December’s Latest Jewelry Releases Are Here

Discover these elegant December pieces.

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Powerful Petites

Loriann Jewelry’s new Moderne Collection is the perfect style for our cultural moment: extremely wearable but bold and radiating strength. These little beauties are all power angles and negative space, the ideal adornment for a badass woman on the go who likes to show spirit in her accessories. loriannjewelry.com

$1,235

Rhodium-plated sterling silver earrings with lapis

Wear the Ocean Blue

Belle Etoile is known for lovely, wearable designs that don’t break the bank, and the exciting new Adina Collection is another home run. These dreamy designs feature deep blue lapis paired with sparkling stones and shining silver, a stunning combination that evokes the boundless sea. belleetoilejewelry.com

$325

14K yellow gold ring with sapphire and diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Newly Essential

Inspired by the designer’s love of simple, beautiful diamond pavé designs, John Atencio’s Essence collection heralds a return to refined elegance. These clean, polished jewels are the kind of truly timeless treasure any collector can appreciate. johnatencio.com

$1,235

18K yellow gold necklace with diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Eighteen Karat Magic

Designer Susan Highsmith’s understated gold jewelry doesn’t shout for attention, but one glance will have you coming back for a second and a third look. With intricate, hand-carved details and lots of texture, these easy-to-love designs are sure to resonate with discerning jewelry lovers. susanhighsmith.com

$3,200

Steel pendant with diamond

Pop the Question

Created in conjunction with Engagement 101’s Propose Too initiative, this pendant by Chris Ploof is a chic way for the proudly engaged man to show the world he’s taken. Perfect either for a proposal or as an after-the-fact engagement gift, we love this piece as a way for anyone in love to honor this important milestone.
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$99

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Interlocking Ring Stacks, Blacksmith-Created Jewelry and More New Collections for November

Check out the latest jewelry collection releases.

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14K yellow gold ring with amethyst.

Turn This Paige

Leslie Smith of Leslie Paige is a pastry chef turned jewelry designer who has made an immediate splash with her already iconic “perched setting” ring. Her eye-catching trademark ring literally turns convention on its side by angling a gemstone sideways to showcase the back as well as the front. lesliepaigejewelry.com

$2,640

Sterling silver earrings with iolite.

Gorgeous Gioielli

Elisa Melegari is an Italian bench jeweler and designer whose swirling, elegant designs are inspired by both her hometown and the romantic classicism of the Italian Renaissance. Traditional craftsmanship meets modern romance in this wearable and utterly lovely line. elisamelegari.com

$260

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Adorn Yourself

Adornia’s cheeky, cheerful enamel jewelry is a whimsical throwback that any fun-loving jewelry aficionado is sure to find irresistible. This line is an array of cute but not saccharine delights at price points that will keep a smile on anyone’s face. adornia.com

14K yellow gold plated necklace set with enamel.

$48

Sterling silver pendant finished in 14K yellow gold.

Bold as Brass

E.W. Martingale is a collection of heirloom-quality necklaces inspired by the beauty and powerful symbolic meaning of traditional horse brasses. In true Kentucky style, these distinctive and wearable pieces are created by a local blacksmith. ewmartingale.com

$188

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Interlocking ring stack in white ceramic and surgical steel with rose gold-toned ION plating and Swarovski elements.

Superior Stacking

Bering’s Arctic Symphony ring collection offers versatile, cost-effective, and beautiful pieces for both men and women who want a luxurious look that comes with built-in options. The unique “Twist and Change” system allows the wearer to switch the rings around or even add completely new inner rings to evolve the style over time! beringtime.com/us

$149

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