Cynthia Rose’s Golden Era

  • 18kt gold Turquoise and diamond pendant on Vintage Tiffany 18kt gold chain $25,000
  • Victorian turquoise, green, tourmaline & diamond in 18 KT gold - $19,500
  • Vintage Navajo turquoise with cognac and white rough cut diamond in 18KT gold over silver $17,500
  • Lemon citrine earrings surrounded by emeralds, opals and diamonds $15,000
  • Jorge Arango

Designer Cynthia Rose, known for her clothing and accessories, unveiled her first fine jewelry collection at L’Armoire on Park Street in New Canaan, Conn., showcasing her new fine jewelry. Inspired by the art of collage, her work is most often an idiosyncratic assembly of contemporary and vintage materials. The new jewelry collection takes the same approach. “I have long had a passion for antique jewelry,” she says, “because I have been intrigued by the stories that each piece tells, where it came from, who wore it. By incorporating pieces from the past with modern diamonds and the like, I create little masterpieces with many facets and stories of their own. My inspiration can come from Victorian agate or Art Deco aquamarines. Yet each piece conveys a very modern look with just a slight edge, surely not to be replicated anywhere. Each piece has many stories and can be seen worn on a celebrity, a rock star, or just a lady that lunches!” Many have an exotic Eastern influence (think Turkey and India), while others mine a vein of Hollywood glamour. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and retails between about $5,000, for a pin featuring a Victorian-era citrine and rose-cut diamonds, to just under $40,000, for a 36-inch gold and diamond chain. (212.221.6133; www.cynthiaroseny.com)

From Around the Web...
Say “yes” to these adventurous engagement-ring designs that steer clear of clichés…
Six vibrant, showstopping designs to add to your collection…
The new Qeelin Wang Collection highlights six beloved breeds…
These five jewelry designers make the June birthstone shine in bright new ways…
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
Materials: Silvia Furmanovich  On a recent trip to the Amazon rain forest, Brazilian jewelry...
Photo by Simon Tung and Fung Tsang, St United Studio Limited
Wallace Chan spent 7 years researching the right style to capture his elaborate pieces for his...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Jacob & Co.’s 40.05-carat, D-flawless Golconda pendant is a prize using diamonds from India’s...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Taiwanese jewelry designer Cindy Chao is known to spend many months perfecting a single piece of...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Once a jewelry designer for Cartier, Alessandro Sabbatini established his own collection, Sabba ...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
The highly anticipated annual Tiffany & Co. Blue Book collection showcases the world’s most...