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Stand out and rock the raw look via jew­ellery set with par­tially pol­ished stones, writes Char­lene Co

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Jewellery -

L’dezen Jew­ellery Suzanne Syz Art Jew­els Or­nella Ian­nuzzi Boghos­sian Roberto Coin Niin

e’re eas­ily drawn to im­mac­u­lately cut, un­blem­ished gem­stones set on jew­ellery with clean lines and per­fect sym­me­try—it’s just the way we’re nat­u­rally wired. There are pieces, how­ever, that pique our in­ter­est for their raw, vis­ceral ap­pear­ance, fea­tur­ing stones that are hardly pol­ished or cut (if at all) and set in ir­reg­u­lar, un­evenly shaped jew­ellery.

A de­signer who has em­braced this or­ganic ap­proach is Or­nella Ian­nuzzi. Her fas­ci­na­tion with min­er­als and pre­cious stones in their nat­u­ral, un­touched form trans­lates beau­ti­fully in her jew­ellery. For her, it’s about high­light­ing the pe­cu­liar­i­ties of the stone, such as its unique crys­talli­sa­tion and even its in­clu­sions, as seen in a ring from her L’ex­cep­tion­nel col­lec­tion, which fea­tures an un­pol­ished Mada­gas­car de­man­toid gar­net on 22K gold.

Payal Shah, the founder and chief de­signer of Hong Kong-based L’dezen Jew­ellery, uses her back­ground in fur­ni­ture de­sign to cre­ate her pieces. With a predilec­tion for curves and free-flow­ing struc­tures, she presents the Puri di Cuore col­lec­tion, in which pieces are raw, us­ing di­a­monds that are not com­pletely cut and pol­ished.

Roberto Coin’s Etr­uscan cuff from the Tanaquilla col­lec­tion ren­ders an in­trigu­ing, un­struc­tured look us­ing un­pol­ished brown di­a­monds speck­led around the cuff ’s rugged struc­ture, while the ti­ta­nium Ali Baba’s Trove ring from Suzanne Syz Art Jew­els is topped with a 55-carat Mozam­bique paraiba fea­tur­ing a dune-like tex­ture and el­e­gantly em­bel­lished with re­verse-set di­a­monds. Ap­pre­ci­ated specif­i­cally for their im­per­fec­tions, baroque abalone pearls are used by Boghos­sian in a pair of ear­rings with tas­sels, which are made from smaller pink and blue pearls and di­a­mond beads. The jagged, un­even shell and mother-of-pearl slices, mean­while, of­fer Niin the ideal ma­te­ri­als for its im­per­fectly per­fect state­ment neck­lace.

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