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Feature: Pink Pleasures

Jill Newman

From powder to fuchsia, pink is the color of the moment in fashion and accessories. But with fine jewelry, pink is both au courant and classic. While viewing the world through rose-colored glasses, jewelry designers have uncovered a treasure trove of precious pink gems: vivid spinel, rich rubellite, icy morganite, and pretty, pale angelskin coral. In its various shades, pink assumes many moods—vintage, modern, delicate, or bold—which infuse these jewels with a timely and diverse femininity that is far more enduring than any fleeting fashion trend.

Shine On
White gold and vintage details radiate timeless feminine elegance. From top to bottom: morganite earrings, $10,950, Samuel Getz (305.448.4567); pink tourmaline ring, $23,300, Loree Rodkin (888.576.3546); rubellite ring, $12,000, Erica Courtney (323.938.2850).

Sea the Light
The soft luster of coral and pearls exudes a supernatural glow. From top to bottom: angelskin coral bracelet, $28,800, Seaman Schepps (212.753.9520); mother-of-pearl and South Sea pearl floral brooch, $10,000, Lotus Arts de Vivre (at Greenleaf & Crosby, 561.655.5850); angelskin coral ring, $13,230, Henry Dunay (800.888.2525); South Sea Queen Conch brooch with large South Sea pearl and pink and white diamonds, $72,000, Nicholas Varney (at Greenleaf & Crosby, 561.655.5850).


Cocktails Anyone?
Bold cocktail rings shake things up. From top to bottom: morganite ring with sapphires and diamonds, $7,200, Dorota (at Greenleaf & Crosby, 561.655.5850); morganite ring, $8,050, Pomellato (800.254.6020); cushion-cut morganite ring, $5,350, Elizabeth Locke Jewels (212.744.7878); Garden Pond pink sapphire and diamond ring, $19,600, Alex Sepkus (212.391.8466).

Made in the Shades
Roses of many colors blend for a striking ombré effect. From left to right: multicolored tourmaline bracelet, $15,200, Tamara Comolli (877.KWM.GEMS); pink tourmaline earrings, $3,800, David Yurman (800.593.1597); rhodolite, sapphire,  and diamond necklace, $10,500, Valente (201.315.2062). 

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Photo courtesy of The Forbes Collection, New York