Elements of Style

<< Back to Robb Report, November 2012

Jacob Arabo has created some of hip-hop’s most outrageous  bling, but as the owner of Jacob & Co. in Manhattan, he also grasps how to incorporate sensational stones into more restrained designs. His gift is evident in the Splendors of Nature necklace (price upon request), which features three collectible colored stones—a 10.09-carat vivid purple-pink diamond, a 5-carat vivid blue diamond, and a 3.94-carat vivid yellow diamond—plus 44.09-carat and 74.77-carat internally flawless diamonds. The purple-pink stone alone is worth upwards of $25 million, Arabo says, "because any colored diamond more than five carats is extremely unusual, especially in such a saturated color." Most jewelers would set each of these standout diamonds in its own singular piece, but then nobody expects the ordinary from Arabo. "This necklace illustrates my true passion for rare, collectible stones," he says, "and shows the kind of unique inventory we have." Jacob & Co., 212.719.5887, www.jacobandco.com

Ermenegildo Zegna’s cashmere accessories bring a touch of luxury to an evening at home by the fire—or a touch of home to an excursion aboard a private jet or yacht. The gray flannel and burgundy cashmere pieces include slippers with suede details ($420), a plush scarf ($525), and a “home set” that includes an eye mask, a down-filled pillow, and a blanket ($2,295). Any or all of these amenities will add welcome warmth to a cold winter’s night. Ermenegildo Zegna, 212.421.4488, www.zegna.com.

The distinctive Hermès oval belt buckle, like the brand’s signature Kelly bag, is an internationally recognized emblem of style. For this holiday season, Hermès has created the Mini Athena ($19,700), a white-gold buckle with 96 diamonds brilliantly accenting Philippe Mouquet’s original design. A limited number of the buckles, offered on a crocodile strap ($2,200), will be produced this year. Each is a cinch to delight its lucky recipient. Hermès, 800.441.4488, www.hermes.com

Photo by Dean Isidro
FREE PREVIEW: The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria​ is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best...
The Savile Row tailor’s new line offers menswear crafted from exclusive cloths, plus accessories…
The unique collaboration explores the intersection between sight and smell…
The latest act from Cutler and Gross recalls the golden age of the circus…
British flora inspires a new collection of stylish swimwear…
The design of the 538-square-foot boutique is inspired by the original Prada store in Milan…
The Italian accessory maker’s newest Gommino shoe is highly customizable…
The designer’s latest scent is a rich blend of spicy and sweet notes…
The NBA all-star Tyson Chandler and his wife collaborate with Selima Optique…
Photo by GSI Commerce
New designs honor the brand’s 1970s roots with vintage flair…