• Fashion + Beauty

    A Cut Above The Rest

    • Jan 23, 2018

    • By:Emma Reynolds

    As seen in ChicagoMOD Vol 1.3


    An edgy twist on fine jewelry might be just the thing for fashionistas this season. Indulge in one-of-a-kind pieces studded with diamonds or glimmering with gold — above all, something that impresses whether it’s on your wrist or around your neck. The best of the best of autumn’s ne jewelry, cut to perfection, will look perfect on you.




    Adorn your ears with only the best from Tiffany & Co.’s 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild. Tiffany & Co.’s platinum and 18k yellow gold earrings feature pear-shaped spessartites, totaling 8.55 carats. Inspired by the way ower petals overlap, Tiffany aimed to craft a radiant display of diamond vines budding from elegant spessartite seeds. Round yellow diamonds and brilliant white diamonds make up the leaf-inspired petals for a look that summons up nature. Available at Tiffany & Co., 730 N. Michigan Ave.; price available upon request




    Chicago’s very own introduces custom pieces with 18k white gold and champagne diamonds in artful shapes. Combine three custom pieces and the result is dazzling. Champagne diamonds exemplify fall’s transition from bright to more subdued colors. Combine two champagne diamond rings domed above an 18- karat white-gold band, or opt for a cocktail ring featuring a breathtaking arrangement of diamonds in a cushion shape. Wear just one or all three to bring any look to life. Available at Razny Jewelers: 1501 W. Lake St., Addison; 109 E. Oak St., Chicago; 1700 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park; 37 S. Washington St., Hinsdale; prices available upon request




    In a world where so many things are immediately accessible, Van Cleef & Arpels maintains exclusivity and elegance with its High Jewelry collection, Liane. Inspired by couture, a cherished inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels since the 1940s, the Maison reinterprets the aesthetic of braided gold with a bold combination of colors, textures and materials. Gold and colored stones gracefully draping off long necklaces with adjustable clasps and golden tassels evoke movement and femininity. Diamonds, amethyst and onyx adorned with 18k rose gold are treats in themselves. Available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 933 North Michigan Ave.; price available upon request




    The brand’s signature panthère motif comes to life in this 18k yellow gold ring with onyx, tsavorite garnets and diamonds. Set with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds and totaling 0.04 carats, this ring is bound to make a statement on any occasion. The panther is the symbolic animal of Cartier, making its rst appearance in 1914, and its erce, playful and lovable qualities are echoed in Cartier’s pieces. Available by appointment only at Cartier, 630 N. Michigan Ave.; price available upon request





    The British-born diamond extraordinaire’s historical af liation with yellow diamonds is magni cently emphasized in this Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut diamond ring. Set in platinum, the 23.07 carat ring beautifully sparkles with the extraordinary yellow diamonds. With more than ve decades as one of the world’s most luxurious jewelers, Graff is known for colored jewels and precious stones in creative form, and this ring is no exception. Going with any out t, it will set you apart from anyone else on Michigan Avenue. Available at Graff, 103 E. Oak St.; price available upon request