As we trudge through winter, it’s high time to invest in a little color therapy. Mood-lifting pink does wonders for day-to-day dressing, adding a spark of sweetness to cozy sweaters and wool suiting. From enamel to sapphires to obscure gems such as calcite, the pink possibilities are vast—and the outlook positively rosy. Just ask the designers who’ve embraced the hue: Annette Ferdinandsen, Elior and SHAY.
The Best of Investment Pieces
The beauty of jewelry made of precious and high-value materials such as gold and diamonds — in addition to its physical beauty, of course — is that, unlike clothing or handbags, it’s almost never thrown away. A jewel may be worn and enjoyed, repurposed for a different look, traded for another piece or handed down to the next generation, but it remains a thing of value forever. In an era of disposability, and the growing backlash against it, what more could we ask of a purchase?
Made Well: Embracing Enamel
It should come as no surprise that the French perfected the use of decorative enamel centuries ago when they began applying a fine-grained glass solution with pigments to golden plates to create detailed miniature paintings. The allure of those pieces has inspired a generation of contemporary jewelers to resurrect the art of enamel. Their work now appears in an array of vibrant and occasionally neon colors in pieces that are by turns serious and fun — and seriously amazing.