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 (; available […]

FrontRunners October 2014 WATCHES AND JEWELRY

Power Hungry  Like an american muscle car from the 1970s, the Franck Muller Giga Gong Tourbillon ( 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 […]

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