Earrings by Nikos Koulis, featuring pear-shaped, baguette, and pavé diamonds set in 18K gold.
Photo: Courtesy of Nikos Koulis

7 Glorious Gold Pieces of Jewelry Perfect for Fall

Glimmering adornments in unexpected shapes and textures make an artful statement
Earrings by Nikos Koulis from his collection Feelings. Photo: Courtesy of Nikos Koulis

Designer Nikos Koulis’s latest collection, Feelings, masterfully juxtaposes diamonds with slinky yellow-gold snake chains. Using an age-old goldsmithing technique popular in his native Greece, Koulis created long necklaces, dazzling chandelier earrings, and openwork bracelets that offer a fresh, understated take on the traditional metal. “I’m always intrigued by taking a classic pillar from the past and redefining it,” he says. “The main craftsmanship challenge was interweaving soft and hard elements, making the intricate knots yet keeping the forms’ fluidity.” These earrings, featuring pear-shaped, baguette, and pavé diamonds set in 18K gold, won the award for Best in Gold at the recent Couture Design Awards in Las Vegas.

The Trisolina cuff by Marina B. Photo: Courtesy of Marina B

Part of the first collection under Marina B’s new creative director, Guy Bedarida, the Trisolina cuff is handcrafted in Italy with rows of coiled 18K yellow gold and pavé diamonds.

Bulgari’s Serpenti necklace in 18K pink gold and pavé diamonds. Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari

Echoing an iconic design from the 1970s, the bold hexagonal motif of Bulgari’s Serpenti necklace in 18K pink gold and pavé diamonds recalls the sublimation of a snake’s scales.

Bracelet by Cadar with diamond-tipped gold coils. Photo: Courtesy of Cadar

Capturing the fluid softness of fur, this innovative bracelet, designed by Michal Kadar of Cadar, features diamond-tipped gold coils that shake and shimmer.

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Roberto Coin’s 18K gold Princess rings. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin

A stack of intricate Princess rings in 18K yellow gold with diamonds celebrates Roberto Coin’s flair for romance and craftsmanship.

Lalaounis’s Epirus earrings in satin-finish, 18K gold with brilliant-cut diamonds. Photo: Courtesy of Lalounis

These Lalaounis Epirus earrings in satin-finish, 18K gold with brilliant-cut diamonds are inspired by Greek national costumes and decorative objects.

David Webb’s sculptural 18K-gold Scroll cuff. Photo: Courtesy of David Webb

Hand hammered by master artisans in David Webb’s Manhattan workshop, this sculptural 18K-gold Scroll cuff evokes the ancient world but with a decidedly modern edge. 

 

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Fall issue under the headline “Gold Rush.” Subscribe to the magazine.

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