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Luxury Jewelry Crafted From Alternative Metals

28th November 2019 // By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Not all that glitters is gold. Artists use alternative lightweight and durable metals, such as titanium, aluminum and rhodium, to craft intricate shapes. Add tanzanite, white diamonds and sapphires to create a bewitching sparkle.

Above: Vhernier Blue Velvet necklace in blue titanium with a 30.71-carat tanzanite and 13.94 carats diamonds, $246,300, Vhernier in New York, +1 646 343 9551, vhernier.com

Above: Graziela ring in titanium with .3 carat diamonds, $5,500, The Vault in Nantucket, Massachusetts, +1 646 651 3233, grazielagems.com

Above: Neha Dani Bonita cuff in 18K white gold and custom blue rhodium with 11.1 carats blue sapphires and 8.9 carats diamonds, $46,000, Macklowe Gallery in New York, +1 212 644 6400, nehadani.com

Above: Emmanuel Tarpin earrings in 18K white gold, 18K yellow gold and blue-colored aluminum with 5.8 carats Namibian tourmalines, 2.66 carats diamonds and .4 carats Paraíba tourmalines, $63,000, by appointment, lionel@ldgassociate.com, emmanueltarpin.com

Above: Jacob & Co Las Palmas ring in 18K white gold and ceramic blue Avional with .62 carat diamonds, $6,500, Jacob & Co in New York, +1 212 719 5887, jacobandco.com

Above: Suzanne Syz Hakuna Matata earrings in titanium with 1.34 carats diamonds, price on request, Suzanne Syz Art Jewels in Geneva, +41 22 310 20 84, suzannesyz.ch