JEW­ELRY

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Snow S isn’t the only thing in As­pen that sparkles.

. . . IT’S DI­A­MONDS. The pow­der-white streets of As­pen are start­ing to look like a snow-globe ver­sion of Rodeo Drive. That’s be­cause they’re lined in store­fronts drip­ping with di­a­monds and gold. But it’s not just the big names you al­ready know: The moun­tain­side en­clave has be­come the cold-weather hot spot for some of the most cre­ative and in­no­va­tive mak­ers of big rocks and bright baubles (all of which go sur­pris­ingly well with fur-trimmed parkas in th­ese parts). You may be here to race down­hill, but af­ter a long day on the slopes, it can’t hurt to pick up a few shiny ob­jects to match the scenery. Here’s where to go. Jill New­man

† One and Only Lo­cated steps from the Sil­ver Queen Gon­dola, Lugano Di­a­monds is the ate­lier for cus­tom pieces. Owner Moti Ferder is prob­a­bly best known for his long and min­i­mal di­a­mond strand neck­laces, but he’s also a mas­ter crafts­man of rings, bracelets, and—go on, treat your­self—cuff links. (lugan­odi­a­monds.com)

† Na­ture’s Own Merid­ian Jewel­ers is your go-to for un­usual and or­ganic de­signs like K. Brunini’s tex­tured pieces (shown), which re­sem­ble twigs (in metal jux­ta­posed with pol­ished stones and pearls), fos­sils (gold neck­laces that look like ver­te­brae), and spi­der­webs (in­laid with rose-cut di­a­monds). Kim­berly McDon­ald’s pen­dants and ear­rings take the hautearchae­ol­o­gist look fur­ther with geodes em­bed­ded into 18-karat gold. (merid­i­an­jew­el­ers.com)

To the Ex­tremeGet some ex­tra ice with your new skis at Keat­ing’s Per­for­mance Ski Shop, which reg­u­larly hosts trunk shows by Mish Tworkowski, a New York–based j jew­eler whose de­signs are so big and bold you could spot them from the other side of Ajax Moun­tain. But a word to the wise: Mish’s ear­rings in smoky quartz and pet­ri­fied drift­wood are only for the truly ad­ven­tur­ous. (mish­newyork.com)

† All the Time If David and Michael Robin­son have hun­dreds of hours to spend on one piece of jew­elry, you have time on your way to the slopes to stop in at Bet­teridge to check out their work. The twin broth­ers be­hind Aus­tralia’s David Michael Jewels work in rare gem­stones and colored di­a­monds to craft hand­made pieces that look like minia­tur­ized sculp­tures and paint­ings. (bet­teridge.com)

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