The new era of adorn­ment calls for fine jew­ellery that’s fresh, mod­ern, and all about you. By Emily Cronin.

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In jew­ellery, as in love, it’s dif­fer­ent when it’s real. But while the qual­i­ties be­hind good relationships are as en­dur­ing as the mean­ing of a Cartier Trin­ity ring (love, fi­delity, friend­ship), what women want from jew­ellery is evolv­ing. “Women are try­ing to find a dif­fer­ent way to wear fine jew­ellery, where it’s not just the state­ment watch, the state­ment bracelet, and diamond studs,” says jew­ellery de­signer Jen­nifer Fisher. In­stead, de­sign­ers like Fisher, Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren, Ana Khouri, Irene Neuwirth, Jen­nifer Meyer, Hoors­en­buhs’s Robert Keith, Gaia Re­possi, and Anita Ko are en­er­gis­ing the genre with pieces that are more than fu­ture heir­looms: From earclimb­ing ear­rings to sleek mod­ern ban­gles, they are a chance to ex­press your style ev­ery day, no mat­ter the dress code.

Why now? Though bold cos­tume baubles and quick hits of high-street sparkle abound, the real jew­ellery we long for is about daily lux­ury, per­son­al­i­sa­tion, and long-term value. “It was im­por­tant to me to do some­thing time­less that can be passed on from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion,” says Zuckerman, whose geo­met­ric lines and un­ortho­dox ma­te­ri­als (think grey di­a­monds and pet­ri­fied wood) merge in cov­etable con­tem­po­rary pieces sold at Bar­neys New York. She cre­ates many of her de­signs with the idea that they may be stacked and com­bined ac­cord­ing to the wearer’s wishes. “It’s in­ter­est­ing for women to be able to make their own story with the jew­ellery rather than be­ing

told what to wear.”

Ear­rings, Re­possi

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