Pade Vavra's diamond-heavy jewelry combines a refined sensibility — courtesy of her former life as an interior designer — with the nature-loving attitude she'd acquired after years of family camping trips up and down the coast of California. Thorns, antlers, teeth and lava are rendered in hammered 18K gold, liberal dustings of diamonds, clusters of pearls, and spears of aqua quartz. Decidedly luxe, these ornately embellished jewels may be organically inspired, but they beg to be worn in the city.
This collection captures the raw, organic nature of its materials, combining delicate metalwork with rustic gem formations and druzies to stunning effect. Do the bright thing and opt for a pair of Uruguayan amethyst earrings or add serious drama with the gold-encased, lava-rock drops.
There’s a wildness to the jewelry by Pade Vavre, but it’s the organic wildness found in nature. Rough-hewn turquoise spikes, tiger’s eyes inside gold cages, gem druzies and lava beads are the organic-inflected offerings in these rings and necklaces. Rosena Sammi updates the traditional jewelry styles of India with jewel- and lattice-laden bangles and earrings.
With more than a dozen top designers represented in this high-volume sale, get ready to pamper your wrists, lobes, ring fingers and any other extremity worth pampering. From wonderfully delicate earrings (including Nancy Cohen’s amethyst chandeliers and Page Sargisson’s butterfly and hibiscus cutouts) to assertive necklaces (Pade Vavra’s spike nescklace comes in turquoise and howlite) and rings (don’t miss the bullet-hole ring from Odette), you’ll find something to complement every outfit you own.