I love rare gemstones as much as the next Snob, but even rarer than Alexandrite or Paraiba tourmaline are the pieces that hold sentimental significance to my life and the people in it. That’s why I just had a Chinchar/Maloney necklace made with my birthstone, as well those of the boy and my hubby.
Gold has been capturing the desires of people for thousands of years (did you know the earth’s gold likely originated from colliding stars?!), and for good reason. Timeless and sophisticated, no metal is more alluring, and only real gold will do.
You can buy travel guides if you want to sightsee, but when it comes to shopping, you’re generally out of luck. New stores and markets crop up too often for a book to stay relevant, which is exactly why LoveGold has curated a website’s worth of guides about all the latest places you can shop for real high carat gold jewelry.
Wing jewelry can feel clichéd, but Lebanese designer Joanna Laura Constantine has abstracted the look to perfection with waves of ombré Swarovskis decorating black rhodium-plated brass for an aesthetic that feels subtly superhero-inspired.