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)

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