FrontRunners: L.A. Woman

    Sylva Yepremian’s Sylva & Cie. jewelry (www.sylvacie.com) combines refined old-world craftsmanship with such avant-garde materials as large, rough-diamond rocks and bright-colored opals. Striking new designs from the Los Angeles–based designer, who launched her brand three years ago, include a large purplish Australian opal ring surrounded by twin diamond-encrusted serpents. Another ring features an intricate rose-gold setting with a rough-gray-diamond center. Yepremian, who learned the trade from her father—a master jeweler at Cartier—oversees the handcrafting of each design ($1,000 to $50,000) in her downtown studio.

    From Around the Web...
    Ruby jewelry from the Sindoor Collection
    A new collection from India’s renowned jewelry house…
    Key gem trends and news from some of the country’s most significant gem events…
    Mike Nelson/EPA/REX/Shutterstock
    Five fabulous jewelry looks that took center stage last night…
    Designers create incredible one-of-a-kind ruby pieces from Gemfields’ collection…
    The 342-carat diamond was delicately cut into 23 pieces and set into five designs…
    Trendy or traditional, we have spotlighted six designs that will suit any style...
    The world’s largest flawless heart-shape diamond could be the special gift you've been...
    Gear up for the day of love with jewels that are sure to be a smash…
    The cicada bijou of titanium and imperial jade perches on a bejeweled bamboo leaf…
    Photo by Travis Fullerton
    New exhibit reveals broad selection of enduringly popular designs by Jean Schlumberger…