Best of the Best 2011: Jewelry Collections: Hemmerle

  • Hemmerle white gold bangle with brushed stainless-steel overlay and white diamonds

    The Munich-based jeweler Hemmerle (+49.89.24.22.600, www.hemmerle.com) stands apart for its fearless combinations of exceptional diamonds and gemstones with ordinary metals such as brass and aluminum. Its pared-down designs recall Germany’s Bauhaus movement, and standouts include a sparkling white diamond ring and bracelet set in white gold with a stainless-steel overlay for an industrial-looking finish, and a large, mouthwatering cherry-red rubellite ring set in 18-karat gold with a burnt copper overlay.

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    The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
    First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
    Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
    These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
    Photo by Michael Oldford
    Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
    The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
    The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
    Fresh designs take direction from a stage and screen icon…
    The Floridian Lapidary favors bold stones with minimal metal embellishments to distract from them…