A Foreign-Affairs Expert Turns Her Focus to Vintage Jewelry

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, once active as an expert in foreign affairs, now specializes in gems, and her Mahnaz Collection (mahnazcollection.com; available at Barneys New York, barneys.com) is a premier source of jewelry from the 1960s and ’70s—eras that are clear influencers in today’s more fluid fashion styles. “These are vintage pieces with a contemporary relevance,” she says. Her meticulously curated collection includes (above, from top left) this 1970s Boucheron cuff and necklace in 18-karat gold ($29,000 and $35,000, respectively) and Andrew Grima’s ’60s amethyst-and-diamond ring, also in 18-karat gold ($18,000).  

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