25 Jewels Worthy of Legendary Fashion Editor Diana Vreeland: A Big and Bold Gift GuideBY Holly Moore // 12.18.18
Wilfredo Rosado Hand to Hand earrings with 18K gold, diamonds and colored stones at Neiman Marcus, wilfredorosado.com
Buccellati pendant earrings in 18k gold with diamonds, $16,000 at Deutsch, Tenenbaum Jewelers
Adam Foster 18K gold Constellation Collection dome-style ring with diamonds $6,586, at Neiman Marcus
Fernando Jorge fluid diamonds and stone earrings $13,100, at net-a-porer.com, ufgrangehall.com
Fernando Jorge Radiant Ring in 18K gold with diamonds $9,670, at net-a-porter.com, ufgrangehall.com
Jacquie Aiche Pearl Ladder necklace in rose gold with diamonds $4,750, at Ylang23.com
Jayshree Dalal Yalli antique bracelet in 22K silver and diamonds, at ufgrangehall.com
Katie Decker 18K gold Minimalist chain with diamonds $4,840, at katiedecker.com
Kimberly McDonald geode cuff with rose-cut brown diamonds in 18k gold, at IW Marks Jewelers
Margot McKinney Mandarin garnet ring in 18K gold $125,000, at Neiman Marcus
Verdura black jade Maltese cross cuff $56,500, and Cocholong Maltese cross cuff $58,500, at Neiman Marcus
Seaman Schepps Torchon necklaces in 18k white gold with carved rock crystal, black onyz, and diamonds, $4,500, at Tenenbaum Jewelers
Mariana B Flaminia ring with cabochon moonstone, rubies, and pave diamonds $45,000, at Neiman Marcus
Mikimoto Akoya cultured pearl necklace $6,780 and Akoya stud earrings in 18K white gold, at Deutsch, IW Marks, Zadok Jewelers
David Webb Baby Frog Bangle in 18K gold with cabochon rubies $19,500, at Tenenbaum Jewelers
Modern Moghul Inas bracelet with rose-cut diamonds $16,000, at Kuhl-Linscomb
David Webb button cuff in 18k gold and platinum with diamonds and interchangeable cabochon coral and turquoise, $56,000, at Tenenbaum Jewelers
Of Rare Origin earrings in 18K gold, $1,995, at Neiman Marcus, Tootsies
Pomellato Jasper ring $7,100, at Neiman Marcus, Zadok Jewelers
Pomellato red jasper pendant $5,200, at Neiman Marcus, Zadok Jewelers
Spinelli Kilcollin four linked rings in 18K gold with white diamonds $7,000, at Abejas Boutique, Longoria Collection
Van Cleef & Arpels zip antique Arcade diamond necklace that converts to a cuff, in 18K gold, at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique
Wendy Yue rose-old wing cuff with fancy diamonds $21,700 at Jule's Jewels at Cynthia Ann Jewels
Yossi Harari gold and black rhodium lace ring $8,760 at Elizabeth Anthony
Yossi Harari snake cuff ring in 24K gold with rubies and cognac diamonds, $6,708, at Elizabeth Anthony
Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides.
The great fashion editor Diana Vreeland loved nothing more than all things big and bold — and making statements in the most outlandish, eye-catching way. In a 1969 memo written to her editorial staff at Vogue, she declared, “We must carry on with beautiful rings. Don’t forget David Webb, Tiffany and Van Cleef.”
A tusk on a heavy chain, a Jean Schlumberger brooch worn on her sleeve, David Webb’s zebra on her wrist, Verdura Byzantine and Maltese cuffs, all beloved totems of the great D.V.
With a thirst for the eccentric, the Empress of Style sought jewels with a vivid stroke.
We’ve curated 25 of the most Vreeland-worthy jewels available this season for the ultimate gift guide.
Click through the photo gallery above or below this story for all big, bold beautiful things.