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Modern Mystic | Suzannah Wainhouse

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

The free-spirited jewelry designer and artist Suzannah Wainhouse makes sense of the world through her hands, linking the visual with the tactile. “So much of what we see comes from a machine-made place,” says Wainhouse, who is known for her intricately handcrafted metalwork, worn by the likes of Erin Wasson and Heidi Klum. “I think the world really needs and wants to see things that are made by hand.” [Full Story]

Black is the New Blue

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Catherine Middleton’s elegant sapphire engagement ring may have had us all buzzing about blue jewels of late, but now that the Royals have finally tied the knot we can focus on the real trend at hand: black diamond rings. Midnight diamonds are both understated and edgy, adding a touch of subversion to an otherwise demure ensemble. The chanteuse Janelle Monáe, looking stunning in her signature tux, at last week’s Costume Institute gala, accented her look with a Chanel black diamond camellia ring studded with white diamonds. [Full Post]

Sutras Stones | DVF and H. Stern

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Seven years after the debut of her Indian-inspired jewelry collaboration with H. Stern, Diane von Furstenberg has added eight new gem-inlaid yellow gold pieces to the Sutras collection. Rock crystals and diamonds are organically incorporated into the designs, using techniques employed by the Mughal Empire of Jaipur, India. “Gold embraces a gemstone and assumes its form,” says von Furstenberg of eye-catching pieces like the undulating teardrop crystal rings. [Full Story]

Oh Pioneers! | Lizzie Fortunato Forges Ahead

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Pioneer women aren’t exactly celebrated for their way with accessories — unless perhaps you are thinking bonnets and butter churns. But these are just the sort of trailblazers that the twins Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato were thinking about when they were working on their fall 2011 collection of jewelry and accessories. “I had this vision of a woman who can get by in any situation — she reads stars, uses natural medicine, makes fire — and wanted to translate that to a fearless modern girl,” Lizzie says. [Full Story]