By Kristen Shirley
Designers probed the ocean’s depths and plundered seafaring myths for inspiration when creating these stunning jewels. David Webb brings Neptune to life in a carved yellow gold and platinum brooch, embellished with green enamel, pearls and precious stones. Monica Rich Kosann’s playful octopus has diamond eyes and swinging tentacles. London-based designer Elizabeth Gage carved a 32.80 carat aquamarine with intaglio fish in rippling water to create a stunning ring. Syna encases approximately 18 carats of turquoise in a yellow gold turtle shell, which can be worn on a chain as a necklace or as a brooch. Van Cleef & Arpels showcases its skilled craftsmen with nearly 20 carats of sparkling pink sapphires and diamonds on a starfish brooch. Mother of pearl, sugilite and rock crystal, highlighted by diamonds, create mesmerizing conch shell earrings from Vhernier.
Syna 18K yellow gold turtle pendant and brooch with 18 carats turquoise and 1.32 carats champagne diamonds. $7,650, Namrata Kothari, +1 201 336 4132, synajewels.com
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