All types of opals explode onto the designer jewelry scene.

[dropcap cap=DESIGNERS ARE RINGING] in the holidays with one-of-a-kind or bold, standout styles that are meant to be worn on the middle or index fingers. Looks range from ruggedly organic to artfully geometric. Bring in a selection of these gutsy conversation pieces for your customers’ hands. The most eye-catching of these pieces include exclusive cuts and unusual stones; naturalistic motifs such as branches of cherry blossoms, frogs and other creatures; and clean, linear deco-inspired rings.[/dropcap]



JORDAN ALEXANDER’s oxidized sterling silver ring with pearl slice and diamonds
MSRP: $3,560 Fragments
(212) 226-8878
www.jordanalexanderjewelry.com


 


WENDY YUE’s jade and 18K gold ring with frog sitting on top, surrounded by green garnets, blue sapphires, aquamarine and brown diamonds
MSRP: $15,250 Fragments
(212) 226- 8878
www.wendyyue.com




LAURIE KAISER’s Lemongrass opal doublet earrings with 18K and diamond accents.
MSRP: $5,500
(615) 373-7713
www.lauriekaiser.com


 



SHAUN LEANE’s silver and gold vermeil enamel cherry blossom branches with topaz center stones
MSRP: $785
Rockhouse PR (917) 553-5360
www.shaunleane.com




MORITZ GLIK’s modern deco ring in sterling silver, 18K gold and sapphire crystals, encasing his signature freefloating diamonds
MSRP: $12,460 Fragments
(212) 116-8878
www.moritzglik.com




FEDERICA RETTORE’s 18K rose gold ring with antique-cut green prasiolite
MSRP: $9,700 Rockhouse
PR (917) 553-5360
www.federicarettore.com




FEDERICA RETTORE’s 18K rose gold ring with antique-cut green prasiolite
MSRP: $9,700 Rockhouse
PR (917) 553-5360
www.federicarettore.com

 

[span class=note]This story is from the September-October 2011 edition of INDESIGN[/span]