FrontRunners: Forces Of Nature

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Some couples are blessed with chemical attraction; others are drawn together by the magnetic force of Steven Kretchmer’s Polarium jewelry (888.746.4753, www.stevenkretchmer.com). The New York designer and metallurgist spent more than 15 years developing Polarium, a platinum alloy with a polarized force field that attracts (or repels) metal, and his jewelry collection makes the most of the material’s magnetic qualities: Wedding bands pull toward one another, diamond disks appear to levitate around linear earrings, and a set of rings reveals a hidden inscribed message when pulled apart. “It’s an extremely romantic concept,” says the alloy’s creator. “Polarium gives life to jewelry by enabling inanimate objects to move.”

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Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
Photo by Michael Oldford
Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…