By Kristen Shirley
Coral jewelry is increasingly precious due to overfishing and the effects of climate change. Its sourcing and trade is highly regulated, and rightly so. From soft pinks to the highly sought-after deep reds, our pick of coral pieces from prestigious jewelry houses allows you to wear the stunning pieces without a weight on your conscience.
Bulgari Diva’s Dream High Jewelry earrings in 18K white gold with 21.01 carats coral and 4.70 carats diamonds, price on request, Anita Paredes, +1 800 285 4274, bulgari.com
To own a piece of jewelry history, look no further than Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage bracelet. Originally created in 1972, the house reacquired the coral bracelet and is once again available; it features 75 coral beads and 82 diamonds. Cartier’s Étourdissant bracelet captures the spirit of the Côte d’Azur, with waves of coral and diamonds set in rose gold. From its iconic high jewelry collection Diva’s Dream, Bulgari’s fan-shaped coral earrings are inspired by ancient Roman mosaics. While Vhernier might be best known for its architectural swirls, we love the Cardinale collection with square stones; the chain necklace has seven pieces of coral set in rose gold. Meanwhile Sutra’s ring features soft-pink cabochon- and marquise-cut coral surrounded by diamonds.
Click through the gallery to see Elite Traveler editor’s picks for the coral trend.
Vhernier Cardinale Chain necklace in 18K rose gold with coral, $43,400, Vhernier in New York, Daniel Morales, +1 646 343 9551, vhernier.it
Cartier Étourdissant bracelet in 18K rose gold with 16.20 carats coral and 12.45 carats diamonds, price on request, by appointment only, +1 800 227 8437, cartier.com
Sutra Angel Skin ring in 18K rose gold with 12 carats pink coral and 1.50 carats diamonds, $7,000, Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Sarah Faherty, +1 214 891 1250, sutrajewels.com
Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage bracelet in 18K yellow gold with 113.4 carats coral and 4.25 carats diamonds, $42,900, Van Cleef & Arpels in New York, +1 877 826 2533, vancleefarpels.com
Wendy Yue coral chandelier earrings in 18K rose gold with 52.66 carats coral and 1.41 carats cognac diamonds, $15,840, marissacollections.com
Picchiotti 18K white gold coral pendant necklace with south sea pearls and 9.24 carats diamonds, $68,000, neimanmarcus.com
Elizabeth Gage ring in 18K yellow gold with 21.68 carats Cabochon oval red coral, approx. $5,958, elizabethgage.com
Dior Rose Dior Pré Catelan earrings in 18K yellow gold with red coral and .23 carats diamonds, price on request, available in Dior boutiques, dior.com
Assael double row angel skin coral necklace in 18K yellow gold with .29 carats diamond clasp, price on request, assael.com
David Webb fluted coral crossover ring in 18K gold with brilliant-cut diamonds and platinum, $32,000, davidwebb.com
Noor Fares wing earrings in 18K white gold with coral, $2,430, net-a-porter.com
Margot McKinney Jewelry NYC cuff bracelet in 18K yellow gold with 161.61 carats amethysts and 42.35 carats coral, $55,500.00, neimanmarcus.com