Bright Lines, Dark Metal

An inventive new aesthetic has permeated fine jewelry design—a penchant for sleek silhouettes defined in dark-finished metals and highlighted with boldly positioned, intriguing stones. These elegantly edgy pieces, which range from intricate, diamond-studded spider earrings to a spiked ruby ring, present even the most precious gemstones in daring, spirited configurations that play on contrasts between darkness […]

James de Givenchy for Taffin

James de Givenchy creates imaginative, artistic pieces that have some people comparing him with Jean Schlumberger or Verdura. Clients flock to his by-appointment showroom for the unpredictable in rarified, exotic, and colorful gemstones, many of which they have never heard of much less laid eyes upon, such as a fiery orange spessartite garnet or scintillating […]