Best of the Best 2011: Jewelry Designers: Anna Hu

  • Anna Hu pink and purple sapphire orchid ring with a pear-shape diamond and emeralds, pink tourmalines, garnets, and tsavorites

    Anna Hu (212.826.1116, www.anna-hu.com) combines a refined Asian aesthetic with old-world craftsmanship. The designer—who trained alongside some of the world’s best master jewelers—sketches each design, then carefully follows its execution, from selecting each stone to forging the metal into soft, curvaceous, gem-encrusted shapes that are imaginative yet wearable.

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