I am Asian and Asian women love jewelry, especially in 24k gold. I used to find it quite unappealing when I was younger but I now adore deep golden hue of solid gold. I have a box full of 24k gold jewelry from my grandmother that I never appreciated until now and I finally understand why she used to turn her nose up at anything less than pure gold. Once you wear a proper piece of gold as Cleopatra once did, 14k and 18k will feel utterly inferior. Guhran offers a plethora of hand-hammered 24k gold pieces, most are set with diamonds and stones such as the teardrop-shaped Australian opals in the necklace above. The chain is adjustable from 16″ to 18″ long chain. Gurhan Butterfly Chain Necklace $1,600 at Saks.
The hand-hammered ring is a gorgeous complement to the necklace, made of a spiral of 24k yellow gold and accented on either end with a sparkling brilliant-cut diamond. All pieces are individually numbered by the artist. .08tw in diamonds, $900. Gurhan 24k Gold & Diamond Ring at Saks.