New York City, May 9, 2019. As we head into warmer months, a fresh crop of bug jewels is emerging from hibernation. Jewelry designers are taking inspiration from all types of winged things and arthropods—from fireflies to bees, butterflies, and more. Jeweled creatures remind us of nature without the pesky realities associated with being outdoors (no bug spray, please!). And no one wants to bring home an uninvited house guest, unless, of course, it’s of a bejeweled variety. Exterminators take note: your services are not needed for this welcome infestation.
Editor’s Note: We are counting down the days to the most important jewelry trade shows in North America (happening in late May and early June in Las Vegas) with 12 days of jewelry trends! These trends are based on what’s been appearing in the market lately, what was on display at other recent fairs, and what designers say they’re making for the next shows.
Jitterbug stacking rings in 18k yellow gold with 1.10 cts. t.w. citrine, 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds, and green enamel wings, $4,200; for purchase at Stephen Webster
Pendant necklace in 18k yellow gold with an opalized ammonite and 1.92 cts. t.w. gemstones, $6,100; Call 646-745-6831 for purchase; Brent Neale at For Future Reference
Brooch in 18k white gold and yellow gold with 6.5 mm–7.75 mm cultured akoya pearls, 0.61 ct. t.w. diamonds, and 0.31 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, $8,500; Call 212-457-4600 for purchase; Mikimoto
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Dragonfly Coil bracelet in 18k white gold with 1.33 cts. t.w. blue sapphires, 0.85 ct. t.w. emeralds, 0.60 ct. t.w. Paraíba tourmaline, and 0.471 ct. t.w. diamonds, $13,650; email@example.com for purchase; Graziela Gems
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