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Modern Marvels

Traditional diamond jewelry, move over: The latest designs display the age-old stones in ways fresh and sometimes edgy. From ethereal pieces that appear to float on the skin to bold creations that command attention, these of-the-moment masterworks are highlighting the versatility of the world’s most popular gemstone—and earning a place beside their esteemed classical counterparts. […]

FrontRunners April 2015: Lucky Charms

Scarabs—gems cut in the form of beetles—originated in ancient Egypt, where they served as amulets. Now they are reappearing in a variety of colorful new jewelry designs. They include (clockwise from left) a labradorite scarab ring with rubies ($3,750) and an opal scarab ring with orange sapphires and diamonds ($18,600) from Silvia Furmanovich (silviafurmanovich.com; available […]

FrontRunners October 2014 WATCHES AND JEWELRY

Power Hungry  Like an american muscle car from the 1970s, the Franck Muller Giga Gong Tourbillon (www.franckmuller.com) is engineered to produce power—excessive amounts of it—not conserve it. Indeed, energy consumption is a touted feature of the brand’s entire series of large-format Giga Tourbillons. This latest entry adds an extra demand on the watch’s four massive […]

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 […]