Inside Jewelry Access

  • Jemma Jewels turquoise and ruby wood cuff featuring a 1890s brooch, $7,000
  • Katherine Jetter Poison Berry gold ring with a 2.92 carat pink spinel surrounded by 15 carats of opal flower petals, pave tsavorite and diamonds, $30,000
  • Anna Ruth Henriques fire opal, diamond and gold ring, $12,892
  • Emily & Ashley amethyst and emerald ring, $3,600
  • Emily & Ashley Starburst Cuff with white sapphires and black onyx, $3,360
  • Arman Sarkisyan pink opal, rubellite, diamond and silver earrings, $8,800
  • Amedeo Monkey ring in sardonyx shell, blue lapis and gold, $2,750
  • Katherine Jetter amethyst and silver Vine pendant, $620
  • Photo ©Wendy McEahern
    Katherine Jetter Poison Ivy gold ring with 30.20 carat Mexican Anyhdrous opal, pave diamonds, tsavorites and rubies, $80,000 Photo ©Wendy McEahern
  • Alison Lou Ruby Lips gold and ruby ring, $2,680
  • Photo ©Wendy McEahern

Stone & Strand is a new website offering an exceptionally curated selection by 24 fine jewelry designers, from contemporary cameo pieces by Amedeo, whose family has been hand-carving them since 1857, to rare opals from the Australian Katherine Jetter. Beyond finely crafted jewelry, the website also provides a behind-the-scenes look into the jewelers’ inspiration, studios, and techniques and has a personalized service to help clients find the right piece, or even custom order a design. 

The website was established by Brooke Magnaghi, a former W magazine editor, and Nadine McCarthy Kahane, whose passion for jewelry led her to start the business. “Traveling the globe for work and leisure, I loved the anticipation of unearthing a rare treasure in undiscovered locations,” says Kahane, “and I want to bring this personal shopping experience to the web.”

The unique mix of hard-to-find designers and newcomers includes Daphna Simon, who studied goldsmithing under one of the most highly regarded artists in her home country of Israel and creates hand-sculpted animal pieces, and the Brooklyn-based goldsmith Jessica Fields, who creates one-of-a-kind gold and platinum pieces. Extra services include access to a stylist, personal shopper, gemologist, or antiques dealer, as well as after-purchase care for jewelry. (www.stoneandstrand.com)

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