Best of the Best 2016: Style | Jewelry: Cindy Chao the Art Jewel

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    70.46: Weight, in carats, of the bangle’s cushion-cut kunzite; also included are 3.57 carats of conch pearls and 42.46 carats of diamonds and pink sapphires. Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Cindy Chao the Art Jewel Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner

Floral Design: Cindy Chao the Art Jewel

Taiwanese jewelry designer Cindy Chao is known to spend many months—sometimes more than a year—perfecting a single piece of jewelry. The latest masterpiece to finally leave her workshop is the kunzite rose bangle, a voluminous floral sculpture set with pavé diamonds and colored stones. (cindychao.com)

By The Numbers 

  • 70.46: Weight, in carats, of the bangle’s cushion-cut kunzite; also included are 3.57 carats of conch pearls and 42.46 carats of diamonds and pink sapphires. 
  • 9: Months Chao spent creating the piece in her workshop. 

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