Cuff-style bracelets in bold gold, gemstones, and cultured pearls dazzled at last week’s Couture Show, the fine jewelry industry’s annual trade show in Las Vegas. In this post we present our four favorite high-end designs.
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A Contemporary Classic
Among the best bracelets at Couture, this 18K yellow gold Tall Florentine Cuff by Carolina Bucci is a stunning example of the popular twin gold cuff craze. Call it the Wonder Woman effect, the double cuff style is expected to heat up this summer and beyond.
Created in the family’s Florence workshop, Bucci’s textured design combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary flair. $10,900 each at Moda Operandi or carolinabucci.com.
The Dancing Cuff
Marie Mas has designed her Swinging Stone Collection with a patented technology that allows stones to turn to show contrasting colors on each side. Her Dancing Cuff features moon quartz, rose quartz, sky-blue topaz and pink amethyst.
The stones are set back to back, so the gradient switches from pink to blue. Made to dance with the body’s rhythms, this fabulous bracelet is set in 18K rose gold. $28,000 at Moda Operandi or mariemas.com.
Brazilian designer Silvia Furmanovich combines salvaged wood with gold, diamonds and rare precious gems to create her Marquetry Collection. Celebrating color, texture and nature, artisans hand-cut veneers from found objects in the forest.
The Marquetry Bird Cuff features delicate marquetry wood, brown diamonds, and summer’s red-hot bird motif. With 18K yellow gold finishes, the bracelet is an artistic study in blue and white. $11,400 at Moda Operandi or silviafurmanovich.com.
Pearls That Move Us
This magnificent Abacus Bangle Bracelet from Assael features 54 moveable Akoya Cultured Pearls meticulously arranged to resemble the ancient counting system. Set in 18K yellow gold, the lustrous pearls measure 7.5 to 8.0mm. $18,000. Available at Neiman Marcus and select retailers.
Perfect for brides, the Assael Akoya Pearl Collection includes strands, pendants, multi-strand necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. For more information, please visit assael.com.
Sources: modaoperandi.com; Photos courtesy of Moda Operandi and Assael.