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INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

Priyanka Kedia fuses continent-crossing
influences in her brand
AYVA. Born into a
family of jewelers in Mumbai and now living
in San Francisco, she brings the influence
of both, along with her love for European
design to her own jewelry. The result is a
range of exuberantly colorful, imaginative
pieces with an easygoing West Coast edge.
ayvajewelry.com

18K gold half-hoops
with diamonds, amethysts
and white and
yellow sapphires,
MSRP: $3,400


This article originally appeared in the July 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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LAW OF ATTRACTION

When short on time (or dexterity)
no one wants to fumble with a
bracelet with tough to secure closures.
That’s never the case with
the Wrap collection from
WYS JEWELRY. The pieces feature 18K
gold beads strung on a magnetic
cord that stays in place without a
clasp. And the user-friendly features
don’t end there: they’re the
perfect length for wear as a choker
or around the wrist.
whatsyoursignjewelry.com

18K textured bead
floating on a braided
wrap magnetic cord,
MSRP: $425


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BASKET CASE

MASTOLONI’S CESTINO collection both protects and
reveals the beauty of the pearls it features. Named for
an Italian word meaning “basket,” the pieces envelop
pearls in open 18K frameworks that create a play of
light and shadow along the gems’ surfaces. They’re
available in rings, earrings and pendants.
mastoloni.com

18K white gold, diamond
and Tahitian cultured
pearl ring, MSRP
$4,290



CASABLANCA FOREVER

Much like the film that shares its name, the Casablanca
collection from JUDITH RIPKA is a classic to revisit
over and over. It perfectly balances contemporary and
vintage sensibilities. Repeating octagonal shapes give
the pieces a cool, minimalist look. And touches of blackened
sterling look almost antique.
judithripka.com

Casablanca octagon wire bangle in sterling silver
with London blue spinel (5.85 TCW) and Swiss
blue topaz (1.80 TCW), MSRP: $500

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

Cookie cutter jewelry doesn’t capture the special qualities
of a one-of-a-kind family the way a customized
piece can. TAKÖHL creates amulets with sculpted
Swarovski crystal birthstones to represent each family
member. Encased behind a glass lens and set in sterling
or 14K gold, each one is a unique collage that will never
be exactly duplicated, just like every family.

takohl.com

Sterling silver pendant with
Swarovski crystals on a 20-inch
chain, MSRP: $395


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