Front Runners November 2015: Buried Treasure

More than just a piece of jewelry, the opal-covered dinosaur-finger necklace by Kimberly McDonald (price upon request; available at Bergdorf Goodman ( is an archaeological prize. The opalized fossil—unearthed, according to McDonald, by an Australian miner in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales—was not broken apart and sold as opal gems, as are many such discoveries […]

Well-Traveled Treasures

Every destination has its own distinctive spirit—its unique combination of landscapes, light, and cultural aspects that sets the tone for travelers. The personality of a place changes our outlook and our mood—and, more often than not, prompts us to change our attire. Yet while everyone makes sartorial adjustments when journeying from, say, a beach club […]

Kimberly McDonald’s Bejeweled Home

The jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald, known for her imaginative use of geodes set with diamonds and gemstones, is using the same colorful and intriguing rocks in a new collection of home accessories. The Kimberly McDonald Home collection (from $185 for a paperweight to over $20,000 for a set of lamps) also includes stylish vintage pieces […]