FrontRunners: Animal Attraction

  • H. Stern Ancient America Collection 18-karat yellow-gold bracelet.
  • H.Stern Ancient America Bracelet in 18K rose gold with black and white diamonds, $34,400
  • H.Stern Ancient America Earrings in 18K rose gold with diamonds, $4,900
  • H.Stern Ancient America Bracelet in 18K Noble Gold with black and cognac diamonds, $81,700

    The bracelet, ring, and earring designs in Brazilian jeweler H. Stern’s new Ancient America Collection (www.hstern.net) subtly represent animals that were symbolic to pre-Columbian cultures. The pieces are priced from $990 to $81,700. Serpents, which symbolize rebirth, are expressed as sinuous rings and bracelets crafted in "noble" rel="nofollow" gold (a gold alloy created by the company) and adorned with cognac and black diamonds arranged to look like snakeskin. Rose-gold pieces are set with black and white pavé diamonds to evoke the spotted coat of a jaguar, an animal associated with strength and power.

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