Anna Ruth Henriques is fearless. With a love for creepy crawlers, specifically spiders, this Jamaican-born jewelry designer creates pieces that are inspired by the beauty of her birthplace, and global lifestyle. Based in New York City, the internationally acclaimed artist, author, and photographer handcrafts whimsical wonders that possess spiritual significance. Anna’s signature piece is a mother-of-pearl butterfly amulet topped with rock crystal and backed with an 18-karat gold spider web. Utilizing the wax method, Anna works in recycled 18k mango gold and oxidized sterling silver, incorporating locally cut, and conflict free precious stones –think silver necklaces with champagne diamonds featuring a tiger’s eye and a gold spider resting on a silver web that’s spun to perfection.
Keep your jewelry box current with fine pieces from these three contemporary designers. Anna Ruth Henriques’ nature-inspired line features gold earrings based on leaf and twig motifs, as well as unusual round pendants with illustrations of insects. Go delicate with Paul Morelli’s sweet blue topaz and pink tourmaline necklaces or get bold with his black onyx pendant and obsidian ring. Tito Pedrini succeeds in finding stones in every color of the rainbow for his pieces. Check out his multicolored sapphire necklace and chunky cocktail rings.
For designers Ray Griffiths and Anna Ruth Henriques, it’s all about a one-of-a-kind feel. Extraordinary gemstones and handcrafted settings are the highlights of their artisanal collections: Think lush malachite and baroque black pearl pendants, black onyx signet rings, and fanciful earrings featuring Peruvian calcite, tiger’s eye, and intricate plique-à-jour enamel (which creates a striking stained-glass effect).
For designers like Anna Ruth Henriques, Bavna, and Ila & I, it’s all about a one-of-a-kind feel. Vibrant rare gems and handcrafted settings are the highlights of their artisanal collections: Think lush green onyx and peach moonstone cocktail rings, black onyx Buddha drops, and fanciful pendants featuring blue topaz dragonflies, delicate diamond spiders, and bold malachite leaves.
When you wear an exquisite piece of jewelry, you really don’t need anything else. The ornate, multi-gem cuffs from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza and necklaces from Konstantino look like something out of a museum. The shoulder-sweeping diamond earrings by Michele Siegel and the three-leaf drop earrings by Paul Morelli are show-stoppers. This sale also features whimsical pendants that are guaranteed to get noticed, such as diamond-encrusted pigs and genie lamps.