By Kristen Shirley
This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
Whether playing with a rainbow of colors or re-creating a rainbow, designers turn to the symbol of hope to create these beautiful pieces. Spinelli Killcolin became known for his linked stacked rings of different sizes, called Galaxy rings. They can be worn stacked or across multiple fingers. Each piece takes the name of a celestial object. This Aries ring has rubies, emeralds and sapphires and is handmade in Los Angeles. Another independent brand, Roule&Co offers a unique take with its Spiked Shaker bangle. Inside a blackened 18K white gold cage are 53 carats of loose, multicolored sapphires, which can also be customized. Both Stephen Webster and Lydia Courteille present rainbow-colored feathers with a Magnipheasant bracelet from London and a fabulous ear cuff from Paris.
Those in the know looking for special and rare gemstones head straight to Oscar Heyman in New York. Here, unheated multicolored sapphires form an elegant bracelet. Alex Soldier’s rainbow earrings are handmade in New York and feature long strands of precious gems. Temple St Clair’s Tolomeo pendant has eight rings with multi-colored stones and can be worn several ways, including with the rings open in a way that calls to mind models of the solar system.
Alex Soldier Rainbow earrings in 18K white and yellow gold with 1 carat diamond, 2.5 carats yellow sapphire, 2.3 carats blue sapphire, 2.2 carats ruby, 2 carats chrome diopside, 2 carats aquamarine, 2 carats amethyst, 2 carats citrine, $22,900, available online at alexsoldier.com
Temple St Clair Tolomeo pendant in 18K yellow gold with 2.06 carats blue sapphire, 0.38 carats ruby, 0.62 carats medium orange sapphire, 0.80 carats light orange sapphire, 0.84 carats light green sapphire, 0.66 carats tsavorite, 1.16 carats lavender sapphire, 0.135 carats diamond, $25,000, available by order, +1 212 219 8664, email@example.com, templestclair.com
Roule & Co Spiked Shaker bangle in blackened 18K white gold with 53 carats loose multicolored sapphire, contact Laurin Lucaire, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212 475 9329, rouleandco.com
Stephen Webster Magnipheasant bracelet in 18K white gold with 16.57 carats mixed pavé peridot, 14.73 carats citrine, 13.69 carats blue topaz, 9.90 carats amethyst, 9.59 carats rhodolite, 8.54 carats iolite, 8.33 carats red garnet, 1.66 carats black diamond, $35,000, available at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills, CA, contact Mark Davidovich, store manager, +1 310 246 9500, stephenwebster.com
Lydia Courteille earring in 18K yellow gold with enamel, $12,200, available at Urban Flower Grange Hall in Dallas, TX, +1 214 443 0600, lydiacourteille.com
Spinelli Kilcollin Aries ring in 18K yellow gold with sterling silver connectors and approximately 4.5 carats of micro pavé blue, golden and lilac sapphires, rubies and emeralds, available online at spinellikilcollin.com
Oscar Heyman bracelet in platinum with 27.71 carats unheated multicolored sapphires, 3.10 carats diamonds, $66,000, available at Oscar Heyman in New York, contact Tom Heyman, email@example.com, +1 800 642 1912, oscarheyman.com