Stunning Jewels & Gemstones
From golden mornings and coral sunsets to turquoise skies and florals in a rainbow of hues, the Lowcountry offers an abundance of natural beauty and inspiration for the area’s vast array of world-class jewelers, master craftsmen and fine retailers. On the following pages, Monthly’s special jewelry section showcases a few of the hottest looks this season.
Earrings and necklaces are part of Italian designer Marco Bicego’s Paradise collection and feature 18K yellow gold, hand-engraved beads and semi-precious stones – available in various lengths. Rings are part of Bicego’s Confetti collection – blue topaz, lemon citrine, and citrine are set in hand-engraved, 18K yellow gold. Available at Forsythe Jewelers,
|Turquoise takes on a decided upscale style in this matching bracelet and pendant. For the bracelet, natural turquoise is set in a hinged sterling-silver cuff, accented with 18K yellow gold, and diamonds. The turquoise pendant is set in sterling silver and features accents of 18K yellow and white gold, and diamonds. It can be worn with a wide assortment of chains and necklaces to create different looks for different occasions. Available at The Goldsmith Shop, (843) 785-2538, thegoldsmithshop.com.
|This beautiful necklace was expertly handcrafted by Cleo, using silver, turquoise, tiger’s eye, amethyst, chalcedoney and lapis, to be “Art that you can wear.” Available at Designs by Cleo, (843) 342-7001, designsbycleo.com.
With new laser welding technology, Thomas Blair’s construction on jewelry, such as the piece shown here, is 260 times stronger than with previous techniques. Laser welding affords Blair a greater degree of safety when he’s working on his clients’ precious jewelry. With an increased capacity to create and repair items that were previously either impossible or very difficult and time consuming to make, Blair said he’s “entered the Star Wars future.” Island Gold Works, (843) 686-6001, islandgoldworks.com.
|Gold’s beauty is enduring with inherent worth that grows over time. It has transcended cultural barriers and can be passed down to each generation, cementing bonds of love that signify memories. Heritage Fine Jewelry,