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Since the 1960s, Giuseppe Picchiotti has striven to enhance the natural beauty of women with precious jewelry crafted from the finest colored gems and diamonds. Now, Picchiotti’s (www.picchiotti.it, +39.0131.95. 30.81) architecturally inspired designs can be enjoyed by men as well, with the launch of the family-owned company’s first men’s collection of cuff links, tie clips, and rings. Giuseppe, who oversees every aspect of the design and manufacturing process, has incorporated Picchiotti’s signature calibrated gems, particularly square and baguette cuts, with surprisingly understated and elegant results. Despite the use of diamonds—both alone and in combination with semiprecious stones such as onyx and lapis lazuli—the designs exude subtle elegance rather than garish glitz for the man who wants a polished finishing touch.

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…
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The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
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The Floridian Lapidary favors bold stones with minimal metal embellishments to distract from them…
The exquisitely enigmatic gem shows its range in new designs…
A timeless gem is refreshed with extraordinary hues…
The New York–based jeweler prides himself on his nontraditional approach to jewelry design…
Photo by Emanuele Marietti
A fresh wave of jewelry elegantly emulates coastal flora and fauna…