When it comes to fine jewelry, there are pieces that add a little sparkle, and then there are the magnificent, jaw-dropping masterworks like those by Robert Wander. His one-of-a-kind Byzantine designs combine large, rough-cut crystals like green beryl and watermelon tourmaline with delicate, precious stones. Pendants dangle from twisted silk chords that echo the jewels’ candied hues, and settings — which are some of Wander’s most intriguing details — range from heavily paveed bezels to filigreed branches and vines.
No need for a passport for these exotic travels. Jewelry designers Robert Wander, Amrita Singh and Umlaut by Azaara bring elements of Byzantine and Indian empires to their luxe, intricate collections. Find chunky rings, flower-themed earrings and elaborate arm cuffs dripping in raw and semiprecious gems.
Pave diamonds and rubies. Bright turquoise. Green beryl. Nothing against the understated, but is there anything that adds instant glam like extravagant jewelry with colorful stones? We've rounded up plenty to choose from here: Think large square cocktail rings, elegant drop earrings, and opulent pendants, to name a few.
The “wow” factor here is a serious one — given that each gem-encrusted piece from the Robert Wander range threatens to outshine the one before it. A brilliant use of colored stones, from shade-graduating tourmalines to dazzling orbs of kunzite, is combined with bright but intricate pavé frames and drip-illusion bezels. Choose from exquisite pendants, lavish rings, detail-heavy earrings and more.
Vintage-inspired jewelry is all the rage, and these two designers get the look just right. Our unabashedly bold selection makes it easy to liven up uninspired ensembles: Vivid gems and dazzling diamonds dominate our array of picks, which ranges from gorgeously understated to gloriously over the top.